Consistently filling up the net at home has been a hallmark of what's becoming the best season in Columbus Blue Jackets history.
On Saturday night, the Blue Jackets seek their fourth straight home win over the New Jersey Devils, who have been red-hot on the road in recent weeks.
Columbus (33-12-5) is 18-5-1 at Nationwide Arena, where it will play eight of its next nine games, with the only road game scheduled for Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings.
The favorable slate bodes well as Columbus is second in the league behind the Pittsburgh Penguins in scoring at home with an average of 3.58 goals per game.
There's another facet to consider in Columbus' recent history against New Jersey (21-21-10): The Blue Jackets have scored 15 goals during the three-game home winning streak over the Devils.
However, New Jersey has found its groove away from home after struggling for the first three months of the season. The Devils have won five straight on the road, outscoring the opposition 16-9. >> Read more