Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/22/13
Thanks in large part to their record-setting streak, the Columbus Blue Jackets are thinking about the playoffs. The Calgary Flames are on the brink of matching a team record of their own, albeit a dubious one. The Blue Jackets will try to remain unbeaten in regulation for a 12th consecutive game Friday night and send the Flames to a ninth straight road defeat. Columbus (12-12-6) hasn't lost in regulation since a 1-0 defeat at NHL-leading Chicago on Feb. 24. The Blue Jackets are 7-0-4 in 11 games since, the longest such streak in franchise history. The run has put them in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, an unusual position for a team that's reached the postseason once in its 11 previous seasons. "We expect to be in the playoff picture," center Mark Letestu said. "We expect to be in the mix come the end." Letestu helped Columbus get two more points Tuesday, scoring a goal and assisting on another in a 4-3 win over Nashville. It was the 10th game of the Jackets'...
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