Every Wednesday, BlueJackets.com will highlight the best games and most memorable moments from the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This week we look back at the best from March 23-29.
March 24, 2006 – Jason Chimera scores the winner against Calgary's star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, lifting the Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Flames at Nationwide Arena. The win marks the start of a six-game win streak for Columbus – which culminates in another Chimera GWG in a 3-1 decision over Nashville on April 3 – setting a new franchise high for most consecutive victories.
March 25, 2006 – The Jackets get creative in Motown as they pass their way to another franchise record in the midst of a record win streak. Columbus players combine for seven helpers in the third period of a 5-4 OT win over the Red Wings to tie the team record for most assists in a period. The Jackets also had seven assists in the third period of a game in Carolina on March 10, 2003, though they ended up on the wrong end of a 6-5 decision.
March 29, 2003 – Veteran sniper Geoff Sanderson becomes first Jacket ever to score four goals in a single game when he nets four, including the game-winner, in a 6-4 victory over the Flames in Calgary. Sanderson notches three of them in a span of 9:43 in the second period, which also establishes a franchise record for the fastest three goals scored by one Columbus player, while tying the mark for the most goals scored by one player in a single period. In the same game, Andrew Cassels nets a goal and four assists. The five points each by Cassels and Sanderson equals the franchise mark for most points in one game set by Espen Knutsen on March 24, 2001 (five assists).