Blue Jackets fans hoping to see Capitals get iced in Columbus

Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets are optimistic they will be cheering on their beloved team all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets are optimistic they will be cheering on their beloved team all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.

"It's so much more exciting going into these games," says Laura Brown, "You think they may have a chance this year and a make a run of it."

The Blue Jackets, who have never lead a playoff series, enter game three at Nationwide Arena Tuesday night, up 2-0 after taking the first two games against the Washington Capitals in D.C. in the best-of-seven series.

"There's business people in the area, that normally aren't into the Jackets, but are talking about the Jackets," said Ted Sagester, a server at Boston's Restaurant, located across the street from Nationwide Arena.

Hours before game three, Sagester was proudly wearing a CBJ jersey as he served customers.

"You can't ask for a better job, when you can wear your team's colors, anytime they are playing, is a beautiful thing." said Sagester.

Last year, the CBJ didn't get past the first round, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. This time fans are hoping they'll see their luck turn around on home ice.

"It's amazing. They are doing a really good job. We are really excited," said long-time fan Brenda Carter.

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