Series (Game 3 of 8)

Columbus leads 5-3

Game 1: Wednesday, November 9th
Blue Jackets3
Game 2: Wednesday, November 16th
Blue Jackets0
Game 3: Saturday, November 26th
Blue Jackets4Final
Game 4: Thursday, December 1st
Blue Jackets1Final
Game 5: Friday, January 20th
Blue Jackets4
Game 6: Monday, March 13th
Blue Jackets2Final
Game 7: Friday, March 31st
Blue Jackets4Final
Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
Blue Jackets4

Blue Jackets 4

(6-18-0, 12 pts)

Blues 3

(4-15-3, 11 pts)

8:00 PM ET, November 26, 2005

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
CBJ 1 1 24
STL 2 1 03

M. Malhotra (Blue Jackets - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

B. Jackman (Blues - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

A. Johnson (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Columbus (5-18-0) at St. Louis (4-14-3) 8:00 pm EST

Columbus (5-18-0) at St. Louis (4-14-3) 8:00 pm EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The offensively-challenged Columbus Blue Jackets are on the verge of matching a dubious franchise record.

The Blue Jackets seek to snap a seven-game losing streak when they meet the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

The teams have combined for nine wins and 169 goals allowed in 44 games this season. The Blue Jackets have a league-low 10 points, one less than the Blues.

Last in the league with 40 goals, the Blue Jackets have scored just nine times during their losing skid. Columbus suffered its third shutout loss of the season on Friday - a 5-0 defeat against Colorado.

St. Louis has the the fewest victories this season and has lost its last six home contests.

Dean McAmmond scored twice and Keith Tkachuk added a power-play tally in his return after missing 15 games with a rib injury for St. Louis in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped 36 shots for the Blues in a 2-0 victory over Columbus on November 16, which evened the season series at one game apiece.