Joe Thornton

3 takeaways from last week in NHL

3 takeaways from last week in NHL

What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL:

Consecutive victories record remains safe

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ franchise-record winning streak ended last week at 16, one short of the NHL record set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins. They followed their streak-busting 5-0 loss with a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers —  their first regulation defeat in a game they had led after two periods  — but they bounced back Sunday for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sergei Bobrovsky’s goaltending, their defense and their league-leading power play should enable them to continue competing at a high...