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Blue Jackets Weekly Report: Oct. 20

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

THIS WEEK’S GAME/BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Times ET)
Thursday, Oct. 23 at San Jose Sharks, SAP Center at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Friday, Oct. 24 at Anaheim Ducks, Honda Center, 10 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Sunday, Oct. 26 at Los Angeles Kings, STAPLES Center, 4 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

PRACTICE SCHEDULE, OCT. 21-27
Tuesday, Oct. 21: No Practice Scheduled
Wednesday, Oct. 22: 10:30 a.m. PT – SAP Center, San Jose
Thursday, Oct. 23: 11:30 a.m. PT – SAP Center, San Jose
Friday, Oct. 24: 11:30 a.m. PT – Honda Center, Anaheim
Saturday, Oct. 25: No Practice Scheduled
Sunday, Oct. 26: No Practice Scheduled
Monday, Oct. 27: 12:00 p.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 3-2-0 (6 pts.) – 3rd-T/Metropolitan Division… Home: 2-1-0 (4 pts.)… Road: 1-1-0 (2 pts.)

Leading Scorers: C Ryan Johansen (3-4-7, +1 in 5 GP)… LW Nick Foligno (2-5-7, +3 in 5 GP)… RW Cam Atkinson (3-2-5, +2 in 5 GP)… LW Scott Hartnell (0-4-4, -2 in 5 GP)

Leading Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (3-2-0, 2.00 GAA, .931 SV%, 5 GP)… Curtis McElhinney (0-0-0, 4.44 GAA, .875 SV%, 1 GP)

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS
SAN JOSE SHARKS – Record: 4-1-1 (9 pts.) – 2nd-T/Pacific Division… Home: 1-0-0 (2 pts.)… Road: 3-1-1 (7 pts.)

Head Coach: Todd McClellan… Players to Watch: F Patrick Marleau, F Joe Thornton, D Brent Burns

All-Time: CBJ, 17-27-5 (4-18-2, away)… Jackets are 3-3-0 in last six games in San Jose dating back to the 2010-11 season and 3-1-1 overall against the Sharks… This Season: First of two meetings… Nov. 15 at Columbus.

ANAHEIM DUCKS – Record: 5-1-0 (10 pts.) – 1st/Pacific Division… Home: 2-0-0 (4 pts.)… Road: 3-1-0 (6 pts.)

Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau… Players to Watch: F Ryan Getzlaf, F Corey Perry, G Frederik Anderson

All-Time: CBJ, 24-21-4 (12-10-3, away)… Blue Jackets are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games at the Ducks, including winning their last two straight… This Season: First of two meetings… Mar. 24 at Columbus.

LOS ANGELES KINGS – Record: 4-1-1 (9 pts.) – 2nd-T/Pacific Division… Home: 4-1-0 (8 pts.)… Road: 0-0-1 (1 pt.)

Head Coach: Darryl Sutter… Players to Watch: G Jonathan Quick, F Anze Kopitar, D Drew Doughty

All-Time: CBJ, 21-24-4 (8-15-2, away)… Columbus recorded points in both games last season (1-0-1), including a point in a 2-1 OT loss at Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2014… This Season: First of two meetings… Feb. 9 at Columbus.

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
•INJURED: C/LW Marko Dano (lower body) is day-to-day… INJURED RESERVE: C/LW Boone Jenner (broken hand, surgery on Oct. 1) is expected to miss five weeks… C Brandon Dubinsky (abdominal, surgery on Oct. 8) is expected to miss six weeks… G Curtis McElhinney (upper body) is expected to miss at least a week… INJURED NON-ROSTER LIST: RW Nathan Horton (back, out indefinitely)… LW Sonny Milano (upper body, out indefinitely)… D Ryan Murray (lower body) is out indefinitely.

Man Games Lost to Injury: 30

NEWS & NOTES
•Columbus has killed off all 11 of their opponents’ power play chances on the season and is one of two teams (Detroit) in the NHL to kill off 100% of their opponents’ chances. The Blue Jackets had never killed off all of their opponents’ chances in more than three straight games to start a season (2007-08).

•The Blue Jackets have recorded seven goals in the second period, tied for second most in the NHL (Montreal & Calgary) and one goal behind league leader, San Jose.

•The Jackets have won 55% of their face-offs this season, trailing only the Carolina Hurricanes’ 59.1 winning percentage for the league lead.

•Columbus goaltenders have stopped 19-of-25 penalty shots in franchise history after G Curtis McElhinney denied Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman on a first period penalty shot on Saturday.

PLAYER NOTES
•C Ryan Johansen is T-8th in the NHL in points (3-4-7) and has recorded points in all five games this season. The five-game point streak is tied for third longest in his career (career best: nine games from Nov. 29-Dec. 16, 2013). Johansen has recorded points in 10 straight regular season games dating back to Apr. 6, 2014 (6-9-15).

•LW Nick Foligno (2-5-7) has set a new career high with assists in all five games this season. He had previously recorded assists in four straight games from Mar. 21-28, 2009.

•RW Cam Atkinson tied a career high with points in four straight games to start the season (3-2-5). He previously set his career best with points in four straight games from Apr. 1-6, 2014.

•C Ryan Johansen (61% - 9th) and C Mark Letestu (59.8% - 10th) sit among the top-10 in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (skaters that have taken at least 39 draws).

CAPTAIN MORGAN CONVERSATION WITH THE COACH
Blue Jackets fans 21 years of age and older can attend a game at Nationwide Arena and meet Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards courtesy of Captain Morgan. Four winners will be awarded the opportunity to meet the Jackets' head coach in the dressing room and two Time Warner Cable HD Lounge tickets to an upcoming game. The Captain Morgan sweepstakes entry forms are available in local bars and state liquor agencies as well as at www.BlueJackets.com/CaptainMorgan.

YUENGLING CELEBRITY BARTENDER
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Yuengling will host the first installment of Yuengling Celebrity Bartender at the RBar on Wednesday, November 5 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Forwards Scott Hartnell and Matt Calvert along with defenseman Dalton Prout will serve as celebrity bartenders with all of the money generated from tips and the signed jersey auction benefiting the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS
•Friday, Oct. 31 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs – TIM HORTONS JACKETS PACK: This offer includes a ticket, $10 food & beverage voucher, Blue Jackets hat, Tim Hortons travel mug with a voucher redeemable for a free coffee fill-up and 10-pack of Timbits starting at $30 per person.

Single Game: Tickets are on sale at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Stores at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing and OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks (Easton, Dublin, North) and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.Ticketmaster.com.

Season & Group Tickets: For information on full and partial season ticket plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS or visit www.BlueJackets.com.

Huntington Green Seats: A minimum of 250 tickets are available for just $10 at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena two hours prior to every home game.

Papa John’s Rush CBJ student tickets: While supplies last, college and high school students can purchase tickets starting at $15 at the Big Lots Box Office beginning one hour prior to all home games. Limit two per person with valid student I.D.

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