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Blue Jackets’ 12-game point streak snapped

Mar 23, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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What a run it was for the Columbus Blue Jackets – 12 consecutive games with at least a point.

Suddenly the Blue Jackets have gotten themselves back into the playoff hunt in the Western Conference. But the streak came to an end Saturday in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The loss comes one day after the Blue Jackets extended their streak to 12 games with a point in a dominant 5-1 performance over the listless Calgary Flames.

Things didn’t quite go their way in Nashville.

Sergei Bobrovsky, who had the second best save percentage (.932) and the fifth best goals-against average (2.00) among NHL goalies before play began Saturday, was pulled from the Columbus net before the 11-minutes mark of the opening period.

He allowed four goals on 11 shots, before giving way to back-up Steve Mason.

Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune was given a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for a late hit on Columbus forward Artem Anisimov midway through the first period.

Anisimov returned to the game, scoring in the second period.

The Blue Jackets began a four-game road trip Saturday.

  1. steelers88 - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    All good things must come to an end. Sorry Columbus.

  2. thewaytonever - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    it was a good run jacket fans. hope things keep going like this for you its someone else’s turn to be a doormat. my sharks are looking like they want that doormat spot for themselves

  3. contraryguy - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    The 4 game road trip is Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Anaheim, with the middle two games on back to back nights. So we’ll see more of Mason, but it’s clear Bob is the #1 and maybe he just needs a breather. Things are still looking up for the CBJ.

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