Series (Game 1 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

Blues 1

(2-10-3, 7 pts)

Blue Jackets 3

(5-11-0, 10 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2005

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
STL 0 0 11
CBJ 1 1 13

D. Vyborny (Blue Jackets - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Denis (Blue Jackets - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .960

N. Zherdev (Blue Jackets - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

St Louis (2-9-3) at Columbus (4-11-0) 7:00 pm EST

St Louis (2-9-3) at Columbus (4-11-0), 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- The teams with the two worst records in the NHL collide Wednesday when the St. Louis Blues visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blues, who have been in the playoffs every year since 1980, have lost a franchise-record eight straight games, including three in overtime or a shootout. On Sunday, St. Louis dropped a 4-1 contest against Central Division-leading Detroit.

Doug Weight was back in the lineup for the Blues, who have not won since October 19 against Anaheim, after missing two games with a concussion.

Columbus returns home after losing all four games of a road trip to the Northwest. The trip ended with a 5-3 loss at Vancouver on Friday when the Blue Jackets matched their scoring output from their previous three games combined.

Things got worse for Columbus when star left wing Rick Nash was placed on injured reserve over the weekend with a knee injury. Nash, who tied for the league lead with 41 goals in 2003-04, has missed all but three games this season.

St. Louis has won seven of the last eight meetings with Columbus.