The Vancouver Canucks may be inching closer to clinching their fourth straight Northwest Division title, but they're enduring their worst stretch of the season.
Hosting the NHL-worst Columbus Blue Jackets, who haven't beaten them in regulation in more than two years, could help the Canucks start to turn things around.
They look to avoid their first three-game losing streak in nearly 14 months when they take on the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Vancouver (42-20-8) owns a comfortable lead in the Northwest and is six points behind Western Conference-leading St. Louis despite going 2-4-2 in its last eight games.
The Canucks have failed to take advantage of a season-high seven-game homestand which concludes with this contest, dropping four of the last five at Rogers Arena after opening 19-6-4 there.
Vancouver's troubles continued with a 5-4 loss to Phoenix on Wednesday, four days after falling 4-1 to lowly Montreal. The Canucks haven't dropped three in a row since an 0-1-3 skid Ja...