Columbus Coach Still Wary of Canucks Despite Recent Vancouver Swoon

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Columbus Coach Still Wary of Canucks Despite Recent Vancouver Swoon
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The Columbus Blue Jackets may sit last overall in the NHL standings but they are hotter than the sinking Vancouver Canucks, the team they will entertain today at Nationwide Arena (4 p.m., Sportsnet Pacific, Team 1040). The Jackets haven't lost in regulation in their last four games (2-0-2) while the Canucks have three regulation defeats and a shootout loss in their last five (1-3-1). The Blue Jackets are better on the penalty kill - seventh to the Canucks 19th - and better in the faceoff circle - 16th to the Canucks 22nd. Nevertheless, Jackets coach Todd Richards is fearful of what his skaters will face today.

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