Bruins on their way to Ohio to take on another team new to the Eastern Conference way of life. The Blue Jackets will be without prized free agent signing and ol' pal Nathan Horton as he recovers from off-season shoulder surgery. After a 5-20 start to the '13 season, the Bus narrowly missed the playoffs, finishing ninth in the West with 55 points but losing the tiebreaker to 8th seed Minnesota. Columbus won their final regular season game but when Minnesota and Detroit also won their season finales, the Blue Jackets missed their opportunity to experience playoff hockey. Last game (10-10-13): Columbus dragged Buffalo all over the ice, winning 4-1 and getting goals from Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno and Marian Gaborik as Sergei Bobrovsky saved 27 of 28 shots. Talkers: Defending all the offense that came to Columbus via both the Rick Nash trade (Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov and prospect Tim Erixon) AND trade deadline addition Marian Gaborik. Dealing with a healthy James Wisniewski on the blue line. Meeting talented and hearlded rookie defender Ryan Murray. Bob. He's no JS Giguere, but he's pretty good and does have some shiny hardware with his name on it. If present upstairs, what color jacket will Horton be wearing? GDT will be up at some point Friday. No clue when.