GAME 22: FLAMES (12-8-0) AT BLUE JACKETS (13-7-1)
NATIONWIDE ARENA, 7 P.M., WEDNESDAY
TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO/FOX SPORTS GO
RADIO: 97.1 FM & BLUEJACKETS.COM
Two of the hottest teams in the NHL will hit the ice Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena, as the Blue Jackets look to upend the Calgary Flames and push their winning streak to a season-high five in a row.
Columbus's four-game streak is its second of that length already, and the Blue Jackets just reached the quarter-pole mark of the season. Extending it to five will be a challenge against Calgary, which has won its past two in a row and is 7-3-0 in its past 10 games.
The Flames' top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Micheal Ferland are racking up goals and points in bunches recently, including Gaudreau riding a career-high 10-game point streak.
"It's just understanding the type of team you're playing against," Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said Tuesday, after practice. "They have a lot of similar traits as us. You've got the high-powered offense, the great defensemen and a good goalie. So, I'm expecting a great matchup and an exciting game because of the talent out there. We look forward to playing these guys."