COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Columbus Blue Jackets back-up goalie Vesa Toskala has made a bold and probably ill-advised prediction for tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild: Toskala predicts that the Jackets will shut-out the league's best offense, and will score upwards of 5 goals to take home the two points. Jackets GM-Eric has given his back-up the nod in goals.

"We will win by either 5-0 or 6-0 tonight, that is a promise. I will be playing my 20th and final game of the season, and I intend on making it a special occasion", said Toskala. If the Jackets do manage to win tonight's contest, the team could potentially retake the Western Conference's elusive 8th and final playoff spot. A lot will depend on how other western teams fare, as Chicago, San Jose, Dallas and Los Angeles are also in action tonight.

Thankfully for the Jackets, even if Toskala's prediction turns out to be wrong, the team will still have games in hand on their conference rivals.

-- BJ Express