WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 05: Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck in the first period at Verizon Center on January 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

In search of history, Blue Jackets bombed by Capitals

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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