The Vancouver Canucks make another attempt at their first road victory since the end of November when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. Vancouver has gone 0-4-2 away from home since winning in Nashville on Nov. 30 and fell to 0-2-1 on its seven-game road trip with Tuesday's 3-1 setback at Washington.

Daniel Sedin has notched two goals and two assists over the first three games of the Canucks' trek, netting the lone tally against the Capitals to reach double digits for the 16th time in his 17 NHL seasons. Columbus is looking to bounce back after dropping a 3-1 decision at Buffalo on Thursday. Artemi Panarin recorded the lone goal to extend his scoring lead to 37 points for the Blue Jackets, who had won two straight and three of four. Columbus also has performed well at home of late, capturing four of its last five contests at Nationwide Arena.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Pacific (Vancouver), FS Ohio (Columbus)

ABOUT THE CANUCKS (16-21-6): Brock Boeser was selected to participate in the All-Star Game later this month in Tampa Bay at the age of 20, becoming the third-youngest Canuck and second rookie in franchise history (Dale Tallon, 1971) to be chosen. Boeser has captured back-to-back NHL Rookie of the Month honors and leads Vancouver - and all league rookies - in points (40), goals (22) and power-play tallies (six). Thomas Vanek has notched just one point in five games since registering five - two goals - on Dec. 28 against Chicago.

ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS (25-17-3): Alexander Wennberg returned to the lineup Thursday after missing eight games with a back injury and posted a minus-1 rating in 18 minutes, 12 seconds of ice time. The 23-year-old Swede hadn't played since Dec. 21, when he was kept off the scoresheet at Pittsburgh after collecting two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak. Panarin, who reached the 30-goal plateau while with Chicago in each of his first two NHL seasons, trails Josh Anderson (14) by two for the team lead.


1. Blue Jackets All-Star D Seth Jones notched an assist Thursday, giving him five over his last three games.

2. Vancouver has lost five straight contests overall (0-4-1), last winning on Dec. 28 versus Chicago.

3. Columbus recalled Joonas Korpisalo, who served as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup on Thursday, from Cleveland and assigned fellow G Matiss Kivlenieks to the American Hockey League club.

PREDICTION: Blue Jackets 3, Canucks 2