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Blue Jackets Vs. Canucks NHL Preview: Columbus Looking To Hold Off Surging Canucks

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The Columbus Blue Jackets were unable to string together another winning streak on Sunday, when they lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues, but they have no time to contemplate the loss, as they're hitting the road to take on the Vancouver Canucks, who are looking extremely tough right now. On top of that, Vancouver has won the last eight meetings between these two teams, the longest team vs. team losing streak for the Blue Jackets.

Coach Scott Arniel echoed the sentiments that the team has no time to dwell on the loss, saying "When you lose one and you've got to start over and start a new streak, you can't let it linger." They're set to go on a four-game road trip, starting with the game against the Canucks, and taking them to Calgary, Edmonton and Montreal. Vancouver is just starting a four-game homestand, after winning all three games on their last road trip.

The Canucks are looking for their fifth-straight win, and are in a much better place now than they were earlier this season. They're just a couple points behind the division-leading Minnesota Wild, so will present an even tougher test for Columbus on Tuesday. Vancouver won the first of four meetings between these two teams this season on Oct. 10, when they picked up a 3-2 win.

The game is set for 10:00 p.m. eastern.

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