Last season the Columbus Blue Jackets were battered by injuries. This time around they’re just hurting.
In Brandon Saad‘s return to Chicago following a summer trade, the Blue Jackets came up flat in a 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. That’s the sixth straight game that Columbus has allowed at least four goals, but the Blue Jackets’ offense was certainly a problem tonight too.
After getting through 20 minutes with the game locked in a scoreless tie, Columbus only managed three shots on goal in the second period.
Columbus did at least manage to make Crawford work in the third period and prevent the shutout, but it was too little, too late.
The Blue Jackets are now 0-6-0 and this could get even uglier given their schedule. They’ll face the New York Islanders on Tuesday before starting a stretch where they’ll play seven of eight games on the road.