While the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to surge behind red-hot goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the Nashville Predators are struggling to end their slide.
Riding a team-record 10-game point streak, the Blue Jackets look to build on the latest strong performance from Bobrovsky and hand the visiting Predators a season-high fourth consecutive loss Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky made 39 saves in a 1-0 shootout victory over Phoenix on Saturday. The Blue Jackets (11-12-6) went to a shootout for the fourth straight time as they continued a push for the playoffs, as they're 6-0-4 in the last 10.
"Brick by brick we are gaining one at a time," center Mark Letestu told the Blue Jackets' official website after scoring one of his team's two shootout goals Saturday. "As long as we are gaining ground and not losing ground I think we will be happy with it."
Bobrovsky has posted an 0.73 goals-against average during his own 6-0-2 stretch, recording the first two shutouts of his career in that span.