The Columbus Blue Jackets took the NHL by storm winning 16 straight hockey games falling just short of the record-tying 17th straight win. Columbus has allowed the second least amount of goals (96) in the NHL and have scored the third most of goals (145) in the NHL this season. Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella is an early Jack Adams favorite to win Coach of the Year.
The Senators take on the NHL’s best team Thursday Night. A tough task on any night but with the flu running through the team only Fredrik Claesson and backup Chris Driedger were on the ice this morning for the optional skate. Guy Boucher isn’t sure what changes need to be made, “We’ll see how many can play, how many can’t play”.
Mike Condon is expected to make his 11 straight start and 20th straight appearance in the Senators net.
Senators line combos and D pairings are uncertain due to the flu.