Streaking Blue Jackets continue to chase history Tuesday vs Oilers

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are certainly the biggest surprise of this 2016-17 National Hockey league season.

The Jackets are riding a 15-game winning streak and will look to move within one win of the all-time league record Tuesday night when they host the Edmonton Oilers. The current NHL record for consecutive wins is 17 by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Columbus extended their streak to 15 on New Year’s Eve with a 4-2 victory over the host Minnesota Wild. Coming into Saturday’s game the Wild were riding a 12-game streak of their own and the game marked the first time in major North American sports history (NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS and WNBA) that two teams squared off with active winning streaks of 12 games or longer.

John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets are currently listed at 10/1 (Westgate LV Superbook) to hoist the Stanley Cup this summer, after opening the season at 30/1, and are -165 favorites Tuesday night to take down the Oilers and extend their streak to 16.

View Edmonton Oilers at Columbus Blue Jackets matchup page.


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