This Week in Blue Jackets History: Jan. 20-26
Every Wednesday, BlueJackets.com will highlight the best games and most memorable moments from the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This week we look back at the best from January 20-26.
January 21, 2004 – Manny Malhotra produces his first multi-goal effort as a Blue Jacket, scoring twice, including the game-winner in a 3-1 Columbus win over the St. Louis Blues. Malhotra doesn't take long to repeat the feat – he bags two more a few weeks later as the Jackets defeat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on February 16. After being claimed off of waivers on November 21, 2003, the Mississauga, Ontario native pots 12 total goals in 56 games for his new team.
January 24, 2006 – The coaches may not have liked it but fans at Nationwide Arena get a treat as they view a wild one at Nationwide Arena. Forward Trevor Letowski scores the game-winning goal lifting the Jackets to a crazy 6-5 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. The 11 combined goals sets a franchise record on home ice (equaled twice later in 2006, while the road record stands at 13 combined goals). Columbus has a pretty decent night on special teams, scoring four power-play markers in nine attempts with the man advantage, which helps spur a five-game win streak, the second longest of the 2005/06 season.
January 24, 2007 – With one All-Star Game appearance already under his belt, Rick Nash becomes the first Blue Jacket in franchise history to make multiple trips to the mid-season exhibition, this time at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. "Nasher" has himself a good day on the big stage, scoring twice and adding a couple assists as the Western Conference pulls out a 12-9 win. Nash will be playing in his third All-Star Game later this week in Atlanta.