Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/28/11
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Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson is still looking to acquire a goaltender via trade, but the need is no longer urgent.Not with goaltender Curtis Sanford playing the best hockey of his career.After playing well again in a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Sunday, Sanford is 3-1-2 since taking over the Jackets' No. 1 job. He has stopped 158 of 167 shots (.946) and allowed two goals or fewer in six of his seven starts."I can't say I've ever felt like this before, not in the NHL," Sanford said. "It's a great feeling, to wait so long for a chance to prove you deserve a shot, to go through injuries and keep pushing. To get here and play well and get a chance again, it's been great."The Blue Jackets turned to Sanford in relief of Steve Mason, who has struggled since the 2008-09 season, when he was the NHL's rookie of the year.Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel has indicated that Stanford will be his go-to guy for the foreseeable future.But with three road games in a four-day stretch coming up...
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