Canucks continue long trip at Blue Jackets

Vancouver (14-8-2) at Columbus (10-10-3) 7:00 p.m. EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) — The Vancouver Canucks are hoping an
extended road trip changes their recent fortunes.

The Canucks will look avoid a third straight loss when they
visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

Vancouver has followed up a four-game winning streak by losing
its last two contests, including a 3-1 setback at Calgary on

The Canucks lead the Northwest Division in scoring with 73 goals
in 24 games, headlined by the Sedin brothers. Daniel Sedin
leads the club with 11 goals and 21 points while Henrik paces
the club with 19 assists.

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But both Sedin brothers were held off the scoresheet against the
Flames – the first time that has happened since November 12
against Colorado.

Columbus is coming off a 3-0 win against Washington. Rick Nash
had a pair of goals, including an unassisted shorthanded tally
in the third period.

The Blue Jackets have had trouble converting their power-play
opportunities, scoring a league-low 9.9 percent of the time with
the man advantage.