The bid for history ended with a thud.
Seeking their NHL record-tying 17th straight win, the Columbus Blue Jackets dropped a 5-0 decision to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.
Columbus, whose last loss came Nov. 26, were looking to join the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins as winners of 17 straight.
The Blue Jackets (27-6-4) return home to face the New York Rangers on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena.Washington improved to 24-9-5.
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