Columbus Blue Jackets (5-9-1, 11 pts./5th Place – Central Division)
Wed., Nov. 15 vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
, NATIONWIDE ARENA at 7 p.m. FSN Ohio/WBNS-AM 1460 the Fan, CD101.1 FM
Fri., Nov. 17 vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE, NATIONWIDE ARENA at 7 p.m.
FSN Ohio/WBNS-AM 1460 the Fan, CD101.1 FM
Sat., Nov. 18 at Nashville Predators, Gaylord Entertainment Center at 8 p.m.
FSN Ohio/WBNS-AM 1460 the Fan, CD101.1 FM
All times ET
OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE
Nashville Predators (10-4-1, 21 pts./2nd, Central Division): LW Paul Kariya (7-time All-Star has 345-458-803 in 754 games)
Colorado Avalanche (7-7-2, 16 pts./4th, Northwest Division): C Joe Sakic (11-time All-Star; 1,506 pts. are 11th in NHL history)
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Oct. 14- Nov. 20)
Tue., Nov. 14 (Dispatch Ice Haus) 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 15 (Nationwide Arena) 10 a.m.
Thu., Nov. 16 (Dispatch Ice Haus)11 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 17 (Nationwide Arena) 10 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 18 (Gaylord Entertainment Ctr.)11:30 a.m. CT*
Sun., Nov. 19 (Dispatch Ice Haus) 11 a.m.
Mon., Nov. 20 (Nationwide Arena) 10 a.m.
Practices last 60-90 minutes with media availability following.
Practices in the Dispatch Ice Haus are open to the public.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Nov. 9 at St. Louis W, 4-2: Career-high two goals by Rostislav Klesla, 1-2-3 by Dan Fritsche overcome 2-1 deficit
Nov. 10 vs. Edmonton L, 1-4: Ryan Smyth scores two goals, Oilers score three in 2nd period en route to the win
Nov. 12 at Chicago L, 0-1: Boucher (28 saves) out-duels Norrena (18 saves), while Kukkonen nets lone goal in 2nd
RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Nov. 7 – Recalled RW Steven Goertzen from Syracuse Crunch (AHL).
OhioHealth INJURY REPORT: D Bryan Berard (back injury, surgery on Oct. 19) is expected to miss two to three months… D Duvie Westcott (broken finger, Nov. 3 vs. Calgary) is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
The Blue Jackets and Predators meet three times in six days from Nov. 15-20, marking their first clashes of the season. Columbus is 11-16-2 in the all-time series, including 7-6-1 at home. Fifteen of the games have been decided by one-goal or less. The teams have split the last 10 meetings with each winning five times.
Colorado won the first meeting of the season against Columbus, 5-3 on Nov. 1, despite being out-shot 44 to 22 in the game. The 22-shot differential was the worst for the Avalanche since they were out-shot 41 to 19 in a 6-1 win at San Jose on Jan. 4, 2003. The Jackets are 1-18-2 in the all-time series, earning a 5-4 OT win at home on Feb. 28, 2004.
Columbus enters the week having killed off 38 of the last 41 opponent power plays (92.6 pct.) in its last eight games.
The Jackets have scored a power play goal in five of its last six games (8-45, 17.8 pct.) and had done so in five-straight games prior to going 0-of-8 at Chicago on Nov. 12.
Anson Carter’s goal at 13:37 of the second period vs. Edmonton on Nov. 10 was the 1,000th goal in Blue Jackets history. Rick Nash and Sergei Fedorov picked up assists on the goal.
RW Dan Fritsche set a career-high with 1-2-3 Nov. 9 at St. Louis, scoring Columbus’ first shorthanded goal of the season, which was also the game-winner.
D Rostislav Klesla registered the first multi-goal game of his career with two Nov. 9 at St. Louis.
C Sergei Fedorov has collected 2-4-6 in his last six games after being held without a point in his first three contests this season.
LW Rick Nash had a three-game point scoring streak (1-2-3) snapped at Chicago on Nov. 12. In his last seven games, he has fired off 31 shots and notched five or more shots four times during that span. He leads the club with 55 shots on goal.
G Fredrik Norrena made his second career NHL start at Chicago on Nov. 12 and stopped 18-of-19 shots in a 1-0 loss. In his last two appearances, he has turned aside 28-of-29 shots (.966 save percentage) in 78:24 of action.
D Bryan Berard is two points shy of 300 in his NHL career (71-227-298 in 554 games).
RW Anson Carter is seven goals shy of 200 and four points shy of 400 in his NHL career (193-203-396 in 625 games).
D Adam Foote is two assists shy of 200 in his NHL career (61-198-259 in 876 games).
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS/IN THE COMMUNITY
Monday, Nov. 13 Huntington Bank Player Appearance – LW Jason Chimera and team mascot Stinger will meet fans and sign autographs at the grand opening of the Huntington Banking Office in Powell (3481 O’Connell Street) on Monday, Nov. 13, from 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 15 vs. Nashville – Jackets Night Out: The Blue Jackets and WNCI 97.9 FM are offering fans two upper bowl tickets to the game vs. the Predators, two 7" Donatos pizzas and two draft beers (age 21 & older) for just $50.
Friday, Nov. 17 vs. Colorado – Giant Eagle Turkey Shoot: All fans in attendance can take the ice immediately following the game and participate in the annual Giant Eagle Turkey Shoot to win a $10 Giant Eagle gift card just in time for Thanksgiving. All fans will also receive inflatable clappers courtesy of Texas Pete’s Hot Sauce when they arrive at Nationwide Arena that night.
Nov. 20, 22 & 25 – Toys For Tots Toy Drive: The Blue Jackets are teaming with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve again this year in support of the Columbus Toys For Tots organization. The Marines will be on hand at Nationwide Arena to collect new, unwrapped toys during Blue Jackets home games on Nov. 20, 22 and 25.
BLUE JACKETS ON THE RADIO
The Doug MacLean Show airs on WBNS Sports Radio 1460 The Fan on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. with the Blue Jackets President and General Manager, FSN Ohio’s Jeff Rimer and 1460 the Fan’s Bruce Hooley.
Between the Pipes with the Blue Jackets can be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station Sports Radio 1460 the Fan on Sundays from 10-11 a.m. with hosts Mark Wyant and members of the Blue Jackets broadcast team.
Individual game and group tickets for Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, the Chiller Easton, the Chiller Dublin and Chiller North, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com.
For information on season tickets or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.
Huntington Green Seats: A minimum of 250 tickets are available for just $10 at the Nationwide Arena Box Office two hours prior to every home game.