In their last 13 games, the Blue Jackets won eight in a row, lost three straight and now have won the past two. It was Columbus' final home game for a month due to four road games and the NHL Olympic hiatus.
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You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk