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The Detroit Red Wings are just 1-6 in their last seven road games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Red Wings will try to turn their road luck against the Blue Jackets around with a win on Tuesday night.
Detroit is a +125 road underdog in Columbus on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Columbus (-145) is winless over its last nine games with a record of 0-7-2.
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Jonathan Bernier was fantastic on Saturday night stopping 50 of the 51 shots that he faced in regulation to force overtime with the Dallas Stars before allowing the game-winner to Jamie Benn in the first shot of the extra period. Detroit only had 17 shots on goal in the game but still managed to take three of a possible four points at home against Dallas with the overtime loss and a 7-3 win Thursday. The Red Wings are a respectable 4-2-2 over their last eight games.
The Red Wings are 3-1 in their last four games against the Blue Jackets since going 1-12 in their previous 13 games against Columbus.
Columbus dropped its ninth straight game in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night. John Tortorella’s days in Columbus could be numbered after the team failed to make the postseason last year and is now in the midst of a disastrous 15-25-10 campaign. Over the Blue Jackets’ current 0-7-2 losing streak, the team has been outscored by a huge margin of 39-19.
Detroit has actually managed to pass the Blue Jackets in the standings with Columbus’ recent collapse and the Red Wings earning points in six of their last eight games. These two teams are trending in different directions with Detroit playing well and Columbus just going through the motions. But despite their solid play of late, the Red Wings are still only 6-15-3 on the road this season; can they turn earn a rare road win in this one?