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Power Rankings pres. by YP: Jan. 20

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EDITOR'S NOTE: You've arrived at the CBJ Power Rankings, our weekly breakdown of the top-five players, statistics, trends and many other Blue Jackets-related categories. If you're looking for the traditional power rankings, you've come to the wrong place. We'll go in-depth and outside the box, and hopefully give you something to think about.

Ryan Johansen tallied a goal and an assist during Saturday night’s win in Boston, extending his franchise-best points streak to 13 games. While Johansen has set that record this season, after already tying it earlier this year with another points streak, he has another franchise record just within his sights. Johansen’s two-point performance against the Bruins was his ninth multi-point game of the season. Through 44 games, that puts him ahead of his pace of 16 multi-point games last season and may give him a shot at the franchise record. He’s chasing down a handful of players who put up some lofty offensive totals in Blue Jackets uniforms. The following players collected the most multi-point performances in a season for the Jackets…

Andrew Cassels: 18 multi-point games in 2002-03

Andrew Cassels played in 16 seasons in the NHL with six different teams, but he had one of his best statistical years towards the end of his career with the Blue Jackets. In the 2002-03 season with Columbus, Cassels racked up the second-highest point total of his career (68) and reached the 20 goal mark for the fourth time in his career. He also matched Ray Whitney's franchise mark from the season before with at least two points in 18 games.

Cassels' multi-point games were also factors in impressive scoring streaks during that season.  CasselS found the scoresheet in 13 of 14 games between Oct. 19 and Nov. 17, 2002. During that stretch, Cassels had seven multi-point games. Cassels had his best performance of the season on Mar. 29 against Calgary, picking up five points with a goal and four assists. That five-point performance is still tied for the franchise's best single game total, occurring three other times.

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