Advantage Margin -22
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
2007-08 SEASON STATS
(13th West/25th NHL)
|Change from 2006-07||+7|
(12th West/20th NHL)
(14th West/28th NHL)
Columbus had six more power plays than the opposition at home, but surrendered 208 -- second-most in the League -- on the road while earning 180.
Even-Strength Goals Margin -13
Rick Nash had 24 of his 38 goals with the teams playing even. Only one other Blue Jacket, since-traded Nikolai Zherdev (26) had as many goals all season.
Special Teams Goal Margin -7
Nash (10) was the only Columbus player to reach double figures in power-play goals, and also led the team with four shorthanded tallies. Since-departed defenseman Ron Hainsey had all eight of his goals on the power play.
Goals by defensemen 23
Hainsey, who signed with Atlanta, had a team-high eight goals from the blue line. Among returnees, Rostislav Klesla was tops with six -- but he had only 12 assists and finished with 18 points.
Overtime Record Total: 5-4-8 | OT: 2-4 | SO: 3-8
Goals scored by the Blue Jackets with both teams playing at full strength, the fewest in the NHL. Overall, their 190 non-shootout goals were last in the West and ahead of only the New York Islanders among the NHL's 30 teams.
The Jackets start the season with a three-game trip to Dallas, Phoenix and San Jose, and head West after Christmas for six games. They do get to play 10 of their first 13 games after the All-Star break at home.