Will the Columbus Blue Jackets or the Minnesota Wild ever lose again? The win streaks are amazing. The Blue Jackets are on a 13 game win streak and the Wild are on 11 game win streak. Both teams continued their win streaks on Tuesday night with wins. The Blue Jackets defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 and the Wild defeated the Nashville Predators 3-2 in overtime.
* Columbus surrendered a 3-0 lead, but Nick Foligno scored the go-ahead goal with 9:14 left in regulation as the Blue Jackets extended their franchise-record win streak to 13 games. The League-leading Blue Jackets (24-5-4, 52 points) also extended their franchise-record point streak to 15 games (14-0-1) and earned their seventh consecutive home win, matching a franchise record set earlier this season from Oct. 21 – Nov. 18. Sergei Bobrovsky (37 saves) pushed his personal win and point streaks to 11 and 13 games (12-0-1), respectively, to extend career highs and club records for each.
* Jared Spurgeon scored his first career overtime goal at 2:46 of the extra frame to help the Wild extend their franchise records for consecutive wins (11) and games with a point (11-0-1). At 22-8-4 (48 points), the Wild climbed within a point of the Blackhawks (22-10-5, 49 points) for the best record in the Western Conference. Devan Dubnyk (28 saves) earned his career-high ninth straight victory to establish a franchise record for most consecutive wins by a goaltender, besting the mark by Niklas Backstrom from March 14-30, 2013 (8-0-0). Dubnyk also stretched his career-high point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and leads all goaltenders in goals-against average (1.58), save percentage (.947) and shutouts (5) this season
With a couple more wins these teams will match-up Saturday night in Minnesota to settle the winning streak title.
Blake Wheeler (1-0—1) extended his point streak to five games (3-2—5) to help the Jets pick up their fourth win in their last five outings.
Jason Spezza (1-1—2), Jamie Benn and John Klingberg each scored to help the Stars improve to 4-1-1 in their last six contests.
Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin (5-9—14) and Wild forward Eric Staal (5-6—11) each extended their point streaks to eight games.
* Portions provided via NHL Press Release