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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
Despite having lingered in the bottom of the standings for most of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets lead the NHL in fewest giveaways this season. They are actually the only team to still have only double-digit totals (97). That kind of discipline has paid off lately, as Columbus is now riding a season-high four-game win streak after a 3-0 shutout over Detroit on Saturday.
The Blue Jackets looked like a well-oiled machine on the ice, outworking the Red Wings for the majority of the game and winning the puck battles in the corners. It didn’t hurt that Detroit gave up six power plays to the Blue Jackets, who cashed in on one of the opportunities. Detroit went 0-3 on their own power plays. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg had this to say:
“I think the power play is a big issue. If we get one there or get momentum it’s a different game. We’ve just got a find a way to win the game anyway and tonight we couldn’t find i...