The Columbus Blue Jackets won their 16th consecutive game, knocking off the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 at home. With the win, the Jackets are just one game away from tying the NHL record of 17 consecutive victories, set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins. The Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, William Karlsson, and Nick Foligno. Oscar Klefbom notched the lone Oiler goal.
Sergei Bobrovsky won again after recently being named the league’s #1 star in December. Bobrovsky leads the league in wins, and is second in save percentage. The Jackets went undefeated in December and have continued their winning ways into January. With the win, Columbus improved to 27-5-4, good for 58 points and the top record in all of hockey.
The Blue Jackets dizzying win streak has been the talk of hockey while also being one of the biggest surprises in the NHL. Bench boss John Tortorella, once believed to be one of the first coaches fired this season, tops the list as a candidate for the Jack Adams Award.
The Blue Jackets have a chance to tie the NHL record on Thursday against Washington.