Blue Jackets' season is on the line

How the team responds to Game 5 loss to the favored Penguins will reveal much

Updated: April 28, 2014, 6:11 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Every playoff series is a journey of self-discovery on some level, but it is even more so for young teams navigating playoff waters for the first time.

And so it was that the Columbus Blue Jackets wandered into Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Sunday morning for what was an optional on-ice workout and to meet with a small gaggle of reporters, the players confronting the reality of peering into the playoff abyss, most for the first time.

A to-and-fro series ...

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