The Vancouver Canucks appear to be facing the right opponent as they begin their first road trip of the season.
The Canucks have won seven straight over the Columbus Blue Jackets, who will try to avoid the worst start in franchise history Monday night.
Vancouver (0-0-1) will be hoping to erase the memories of its final three road games last season, in which it was outscored 17-3 in losses at Boston in the Stanley Cup final.
As they begin a four-game trip, the Canucks try to extend their longest win streak over Columbus (0-2-0). Special teams have played a key role during the seven-game run, with Vancouver going 7 for 29 on the power play and limiting the Blue Jackets to one goal in 26 chances.
There's room for improvement for Vancouver after Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh in its opener. The Canucks gave up two power-play goals in the first period and failed to score on their three opportunities for the game.
"I think we'll be fine there on the PK, there's no way to ...