The Columbus Marathon was run through the streets of the Ohio capital on Sunday.
The Vancouver Canucks are only a little more than halfway through a marathon of their own -- it’s seven games not 26.2 miles -- and on Sunday night they hit the wall.
After two wins and a shootout loss in their first three games the Canucks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Winger R.J. Umberger sent in alone with a slick pass from Port Moody’s Ryan Johansen put a shot through the legs of Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack for the game-winner at 11:14 of the third period.
Johansen added an empty-netter with 27 seconds remaining.
The Canucks started this game strongly but seemed to fade down the stretch in what was their fourth game in six nights.
The loss dropped Vancouver’s record to 5-4-1. The Blue Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-5-0.
The game was a battle of the backups. Lack made just his second NHL start for the Canucks while Curtis ...