Blue Jackets Extend Streak To 16 Games, Within 1 Of Record

Jan 4, 2017

It's Sweet 16 for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets now own the second-longest winning streak in NHL history at 16 games, one off the league record set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Cam Atkinson and William Karlsson notched power-play goals as the Jackets downed the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1. Nick Foligno also scored for the Blue Jackets, who had been tied with the 1981-82 Islanders for the second-longest winning streak in league history.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned back 21 shots to help Columbus stay perfect since Nov. 26.

The Blue Jackets will try to tie the league record when they visit the Capitals in Washington on Thursday.

The long winning streaks haven't always led to a Stanley Cup. The '82 Islanders captured the third of their four straight Cups, but the '93 Penguins saw their bid for a third consecutive Cup end by the Isles in the division finals