After a very solid four-game winning streak that showed the real potential of some of the players on the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team has gone back to their losing ways, with three-straight losses and no relief in sight. After winning four-straight by a combined 13-5 to kick off March, they've now lost their last three by a combined 9-2, being shutout by the Edmonton Oilers in their last outing and being held to one goal in both games of a home-and-home against the St. Louis Blues prior to that.
They'll try and get back on track while visiting the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Vancouver is struggling at the moment as well, trying to get back on track after losing their last two games. Their most recent outing was a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotoes, and prior to that, they lost to the Canadiens 4-1. They're 4-2 in the month of March, but have only won two of their last six overall. Their last winning streak was on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, when they bested the Red Wings and the Devils on a road trip.
In fact, they fared much better on their long road trip than they are with their long, seven-game homestand. They're wrapping it up with this game against Columbus, before playing their next four on the road, where they're hoping they'll fare better. Vancouver took the first two outings between these teams this year, but Columbus won the most recent and are looking to make it 2-2 for the season series.