As the Columbus Blue Jackets spiral down the standings, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen gave head coach John Tortorella a vote of confidence on Tuesday.

"This coaching staff has gotten us out of slumps before. They've done a great job in the past five or six years they've been here. They are the ones that are going to get out of this jam as well, with the team that we have," Kekalainen said.