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CBJ Weekly Report: Mar. 16

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

THIS WEEK’S GAME/BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Times ET)


Wednesday, Mar. 18 at Edmonton Oilers, Rexall Place, 10 p.m. – FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Thursday, Mar. 19 at Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena, 10 p.m. – FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Saturday, Mar. 21 at Calgary Flames, Scotiabank Saddledome, 4 p.m. – FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

PRACTICE SCHEDULE, MAR. 17 – 23 (subject to change)
Tuesday, Mar. 17: 9:30 a.m. ET – OhioHealth Ice Haus

Wednesday, Mar. 18: 11:30 a.m. MT – Rexall Place, Edmonton

Thursday, Mar. 19: 11:30 a.m. PT – Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Friday, Mar. 20: 12:30 p.m. ET – Rogers Arena, Vancouver

Saturday, Mar. 21: No Practice Scheduled

Sunday, Mar. 22: No Practice Scheduled

Monday, Mar. 23: 10:30 a.m. ET – OhioHealth Ice Haus

BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 30-35-4 (64 pts.) – 7th/Metropolitan Division… Home: 13-20-2 (28 pts.)… Road: 17-15-2 (36 pts.)

Leading Scorers: LW Nick Foligno (25-37-62, 66 GP)… C Ryan Johansen (22-36-58, 69 GP)… LW Scott Hartnell (21-27-48, 64 GP)

Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (20-17-2, 2.82 GAA, .913 SV%, 1 SO, 40 GP)… Curtis McElhinney (10-14-2, 2.85 GAA, .912 SV%, 30 GP)

Last Week’s Results: 3-1-0… Mar. 10 – CBJ 4, at Carolina 3 (SO)… Mar. 12 – CBJ 3, at Detroit 1… Mar. 13 – at CBJ 5, Edmonton 4 (SO)… Mar. 15 – Carolina 3, at CBJ 2.

EDMONTON OILERS – Record: 18-39-12 (48 pts.) – 7th/Pacific Division… Home: 10-20-2 (22 pts.)… Road: 8-19-10 (26 pts.)

Interim Head Coach: Todd Nelson… Players to Watch: RW Jordan Eberle… C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins… D Justin Schultz

All-Time: CBJ, 17-27-6 (5-17-2, road)… Home team is 15-3-0 since 2009-10 season with Jackets’ last win at Rexall Place coming on Jan. 7, 2010 (4-2)… This Season: Second of two meetings… Mar. 13 – at CBJ 5, Edmonton 4 (SO).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS – Record: 39-25-4 (82 pts.) – 2nd/Pacific Division… Home: 19-13-1 (39 pts.)… Road: 20-12-3 (43 pts.)

Head Coach: Willie Desjardins… Players to Watch: C Henrik Sedin… LW Daniel Sedin… G Ryan Miller

All-Time: CBJ, 16-25-9 (6-14-4, road)… Jackets have gone 3-3-2 in the last eight meetings… This Season: Second of two meetings… Nov. 28 – Vancouver 5, at CBJ 0.

CALGARY FLAMES – Record: 38-26-5 (81 pts.) – 3rd/Pacific Division… Home: 19-12-3 (41 pts.)… Road: 19-14-2 (40 pts.)

Head Coach: Bob Hartley… Players to Watch: C Jiri Hudler, LW Johnny Gaudreau, C Sean Monahan

All-Time: CBJ, 27-17-6 (10-12-2, road)… Jackets are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Flames and have won four-straight in Calgary since a 4-3 loss on Mar. 4, 2011… This Season: Second of two meetings… Oct. 17 – at CBJ 3, Calgary 2.

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
•RW David Clarkson (torn oblique muscle, Mar. 3) is expected to miss four to six weeks… INJURED RESERVE: LW Boone Jenner (back stress fracture, IR on Dec. 20) is expected to miss one to two months… LW Jeremy Morin (upper body, IR on Jan. 28) is out indefinitely… RW Jack Skille (shoulder, IR on Feb. 25) is out for remainder of season… LW Matt Calvert (concussion, IR on Feb. 27) is out indefinitely… Man Games Lost to Injury: 444

NEWS & NOTES
•The Blue Jackets have posted a record of 24-20-2 since December 1, including a 4-2-0 mark in their last six outings.

•The Jackets have gone 17-15-2 on the road this season, including a 5-2-1 mark in their last eight games with wins in three-straight. The club record for road wins in a season is 21 in 2013-14 (21-17-3).

•Columbus enters the week ranked sixth in the NHL on the power play at 2.16 percent (47-of-218) and has converted 6-of-16 opportunities (37.5 percent) over the past four games. The club record is 19.3 percent (54-of-280) set in 2013-14.

•The Blue Jackets are 9-4 in games decided in overtime, including a 6-2 mark in shootouts. The club has gone 48-29 in overtime games since the 2010-11 season and is 11-4 in shootouts over the past two campaigns.

•The Jackets, who play their next six games vs. Western Conference opponents, have gone 10-12-0 vs. the West this season, including a 6-5-0 mark in their last 11.

•The Blue Jackets have racked up a franchise record and NHL-leading 444 man games lost to injury through 69 games, surpassing the 411 man games lost in 2011-12. They are on pace to finish the season with 528.

PLAYER NOTES
•LW Scott Hartnell was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending Mar. 15. He scored five goals, collected 15 shots on goal and was +3 in four games to lead the Blue Jackets to a 3-1-0 record. On Mar. 10, he scored two goals with his club trailing 3-1 and fired off a game-high seven shots as Columbus earned a 4-3 shootout win at Carolina. Two nights later, he tallied the game-winner in a 3-1 win at Detroit. He then scored the game-tying goal at 16:23 of the third period in a 5-4 SO win vs. Edmonton on Mar. 13 and extended his goal-scoring streak to four games with a goal in a 3-2 loss vs. Carolina on Mar. 15. He has tallied 21-27-48 in 64 games, registering the eighth 20-goal season of his NHL career.

•C Brandon Dubinsky has collected 6-7-13 in his last 15 games.

•Rookie C Alexander Wennberg has picked up 0-7-7 with a +1 plus/minus rating in his last 15 games.

•Rookie RW Marko Dano has tallied 4-5-9 in his last 13 games and is riding a three-game point streak (1-3-4).

•G Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second assist of the season vs. Carolina on Mar. 15, which ties the club record for assists in a season by a goaltender (Steve Mason, 2009-10 and 2010-11; Pascal Leclaire, 2007-08; Marc Denis, 2002-03).

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