The Detroit Red Wings are starting to play better. Surprisingly, so are the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets have won a season-high three straight and have enjoyed success this season against the Red Wings heading into Saturday's matchup in Columbus.
These Central Division rivals complete their season series this weekend with a home-and-home set, with Sunday's rematch set for Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings (12-8-4) enter on a 5-1-1 roll that has seen them move into second place in the division behind Chicago as they seek a 22nd straight playoff berth.
"We're 5-1-1 in the last seven and it feels like we haven't moved at all," center Cory Emmerton said. "One day we're in fourth and the next day we're in 10th, so every game is huge."
No Western Conference team has fewer points than the 20 for Columbus (8-12-4), but the club has turned in its best hockey during this run. The Blue Jackets have played five straight games that have gone to overtime and look to cap a perfect fou...