The Columbus Blue Jackets are entering uncharted territory.  Thanks to a sweep over one of the best regular season teams of all-time, Columbus is in the second round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Part of what makes playoff hockey great is getting a first-hand look at just how much some of these cities that don't get a lot of attention actually love hockey and Columbus is undoubtedly one of those places.

The Blue Jackets held a team scrimmage Monday and over 5,000 fans came out to watch their team.

You think they're excited to be playing playoff hockey still?  

After both home wins over Tampa Bay, the players acknowledged the impact the crowd had and how awesome the atmosphere they helped create on home ice was.  Torts echoed that same message after the scrimmage.

Columbus awaits the winner of the Boston and Toronto series, which ends on Tuesday night in Game 7.

(H/T: /r/hockey)