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Boom: Blue Jackets set franchise record with seventh win in a row

Jan 21, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

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It seems like whenever the Blue Jackets score a goal in Columbus and their cannon goes off, a hockey reporter will vent about it on Twitter. They might just have to get used to it if the red-hot Blue Jackets keep this going.

Columbus set a new franchise record with its seventh consecutive win, and considering that the 5-3 victory came against the formidable Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, this might be their best victory of the stretch.

Nathan Horton said that they can’t just be satisfied with these results, though.

“It’s nice that we’re on a roll, but we aren’t where we want to be,” Horton said. “We want to keep this good vibe going.”

Looking at their upcoming schedule, they have a great chance of maintaining their impressive momentum. Five of their next six contests come in Columbus, so this could be a great chance to pile up points.

If you want to find a simple answer for the turnaround, it seems like the team has turned things around as Sergei Bobrovsky and Horton have gotten healthy. James Wisniewski insists it’s about their strong work ethic, too.

“We’re a blue collar team but we also have depth, speed, size,” Wisniewski said. “Every game is the next biggest game for us.”

That attitude could serve them well. And, if they want to take it easier on beleaguered sports writers, maybe swap in a simple song about cannonballs instead of deafening blast every now and then? Just a thought.

  1. dutchman1350 - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    CBJ! Hope this play confines for a few more months!

  2. penguins87and71 - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Good for the Blue Jackets. I’m glad to see them finally turning the corner. I hope they get into the Playoffs, they have a great underrated fanbase. I can honestly say that if the Playoffs started today I would be a little nervous of the Penguins playing the Blue Jackets.

  3. canada2014gold - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Def my favorite American team, they have built a really balanced line up, when healthy they can compete with anyone.

  4. csilojohnson - Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    the cannon is better than that stupid air horn

  5. mattth19 - Jan 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Respect the cannon!

  6. jrs45 - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    The cannon is awesome they are establishing tradition.

  7. patthehockeyfan - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Kings’ fan here. Congrats to the Blue Jackets for a well-played game. Congrats also to their fans. Now the cannon, I can live without.

  8. blue21c - Jan 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    I hope to hear TONS of cannon blasts over the next few months!!!! GO JACKETS!!!!!!

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