The Columbus Blue Jackets are so close to the playoffs they can probably taste it right now.
They took another step toward them on Tuesday night with a 4-3 overtime win against the Phoenix Coyotes that was capped off by Ryan Johansen's 32nd goal of the season, and man were they excited about that development, including the coaching staff that simply could not contain themselves.
And here is more of the scene from Columbus on Tuesday shortly after their win (GIF from @MyRegularFace).
Why so much excitement? Well, it's quite simple, really.
In their first 12 years the Blue Jackets organization and its fans have known nothing but losing, losing, and even more losing. Even the one year they did make the playoffs (2008-09) they did nothing but lose there, getting swept in four games and outscored 18-7 by the Detroit Red Wings.
But this is a new team, there is new excitement, and even though they're not officially in their magic number is down to just two points. It's a big deal.