Mar 15, 2013, 8:03 AM EDT
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:
- Report: Leiweke to head up Olympic bid in Los Angeles 7
- In praise of John Tavares 14
- It’s New York Islanders Day at PHT 21
- McDavid on teams possibly tanking for him: ‘It’s pretty crazy’ 18
- Fanspeak: Lemieux (stunner!) voted greatest Penguin in franchise history 39
- Under Pressure: Mike Johnston 17
- It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT 33
- Captain no more: Sharks strip Thornton of ‘C’ 47
- Tank defense: NHL changes up Draft Lottery format 55
- Fanspeak: Clarke voted greatest Flyer in franchise history 36