The Vancouver Canucks have played some of their best hockey of the season over the last three weeks. Based on recent history, it seems unlikely the Columbus Blue Jackets will be able to cool them off.
Looking to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory, the surging Canucks try to continue their recent dominance of the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena.
After starting 9-9-1, Vancouver (18-10-1) has won nine of 10. With Saturday's 4-1 victory at Ottawa, the Canucks have outscored their opponents 19-5 during their current four-game winning streak.
"As a team we've really stepped up our game and even if we're off we're finding ways to win," said goalie Roberto Luongo, who has posted a 1.45 goals-against average during the Canucks' four-game run.
There's a good chance Vancouver could continue its success while trying for a 10th consecutive victory over Columbus (8-17-4), which has lost five of seven and sits at the bottom of the league with 20 points.