Mar 15, 2013, 8:03 AM EST
The Columbus Blue Jackets have gone nine games without a regulation loss after their 2-1 shootout defeat against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
While that might pale in comparison to Chicago’s 24-game points streak earlier this season, it’s still the best the Blue Jackets have ever done, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
“Whether it’s our goaltender or us playing well as a team, we’re in games,” Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. “We’re competing and battling. We’re getting a point, but we need two points.”
That’s been the problem with the Blue Jackets’ streak. While Chicago suffered just three one-point losses during their 24-game run, Columbus has only actually won five times in their last nine contests.
Their streak is still impressive, but they had already dug such a deep hole for themselves in the race for a playoffs spot, so those one-point defeats really aren’t sufficient for Columbus at this stage.
You can view highlights of the game below:
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 13
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 29
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 63
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 29
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 16
- What’s up with the reports of problems in the Blackhawks’ room? 40
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight 82
- Lombardi happy to get ‘one of the better defenseman on the market’ in Sekera 3
- NHL on NBCSN: Wild need two points from NHL-leading Preds 21
- Video: Potential No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid goes end-to-end, top shelf 9
- Leafs’ Rielly apologizes for insensitive remarks (86)
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- Chiarelli understands scrutiny on GM and coach, but says, ‘It’s unfortunate that we’re under review for one year’ (69)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (65)