Even before the Columbus Blue Jackets' winning streak ended, coach John Tortorella wondered what would happen next.
How would a team that hadn't lost in five weeks handle the aftermath?
After giving his players a welcome day off following a clunker of a 5-0 loss to the Washington Capitals that ended the streak at 16, Tortorella will soon find out. The Blue Jackets host the New York Rangers on Saturday and Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday with little margin for error in the stacked Metropolitan Division.
"I think we've crossed that bridge is that we know we're a good hockey club and not one game is going to deter how we feel about ourselves," Tortorella said...