Away Games Continue To Separate the Columbus Blue Jackets from the Winners

November 28th, 2009 by Aaron Tom Leave a reply »
The Jackets have long had a history of struggling on the road.  The culmination of this problem came in the 2007-2008 season, when their 14-22-5 away mark was one of the worst in the league and was most certainly the main factor the Jackets missed the playoffs that year (they held a decent 20-14-7 mark at home).

Meanwhile, their small yet promising improvement to 16-18-7 on the road last season is partially the reason the Jackets made their way into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history (though it was certainly aided by their stunning 25-13-3 mark in the friendly confines of Nationwide Arena), and signaled a potential turnaround for the club.

Well, now the road problem has reared its ugly head again, as a recent five-game road trip threw the Jackets from the ninth position in the league, all the way down to 18th, following their performance (or lack thereof) during a five-game road trek that mercifully ended on Thanksgiving Day.

It started off innocently enough, with the Jackets laying a solid walloping on the Dallas Stars, taking the game 4-1.

It would be their only win of the entire trip.

Following a close 4-3 overt ...

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