The contest was the first in a stretch of seven road games out
of eight for Phoenix, which is 13-14-1 away from home.
The Blue Jackets have dropped five of six following Tuesday's
3-1 loss to Chicago. Marc Denis made 41 saves and Manny
Malhotra scored the lone goal for Columbus, which has only nine
goals in its last six contests.
In the last meeting between the teams, Columbus recorded a 5-2
victory on January 8 as defenseman Bryan Berard notched his
first career hat trick and Sergei Fedorov picked up four
assists. Denis made 32 saves for the Blue Jackets, who had not
won in the last six encounters.