* The Blue Jackets dropped a 4-1 decision in
* Including a 4-3 shootout win by the Blackhawks in these clubs' first meeting of the season, (December 1st), each of the last four contests between Columbus and Chicago has been decided either in overtime or via shootout (each team has won two of those games).
* Kris Versteeg has scored a point in three straight games vs. the Blue Jackets (2g, 1a) and with an assist vs. Anaheim on Sunday, is currently riding an 8-game point streak overall (3g, 6a during streak).
* Rick Nash dropped the gloves for the first time this season on Tuesday (David Backes) and was assessed a fighting major for just the fourth time in his NHL career. The last time Nash received a fighting major was on 11/14/07 when he mixed it up with former Blackhawk blueliner Jim Vandermeer.