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CBJ Weekly Report: Nov. 10

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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


Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Washington Capitals, Verizon Center, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Friday, Nov. 14 at Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/CD102.5 FM

Saturday, Nov. 15 vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

PRACTICE SCHEDULE, NOV. 11-17
Tuesday, Nov. 11: 11:30 a.m. ET – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Wednesday, Nov. 12: 11:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

Thursday, Nov. 13: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

Friday, Nov. 14: 11:30 a.m. ET – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Saturday, Nov. 15: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

Sunday, Nov. 16: No Practice Scheduled

Monday, Nov. 17: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 4-9-1 (9 pts.) – 8th/Metropolitan Division… Home: 2-5-0 (4 pts.)… Road: 2-4-1 (5 pts.)

Leading Scorers: C Ryan Johansen (6-10-16, 14 GP)… LW Nick Foligno (7-8-15, 13 GP)… LW Scott Hartnell (5-9-14, 14 GP)

Leading Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (4-4-0, 2.81 GAA, .908 SV%, 5 GP)… Curtis McElhinney (0-4-1, 3.70 GAA, .889 SV%, 6 GP)

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS
WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Record: 6-5-3 (15 pts.) – 4th/Metropolitan Division… Home: 3-2-3 (9 pts.)… Road: 3-3-0 (6 pts.)

Head Coach: Barry Trotz… Players to Watch: RW Alexander Ovechkin… C Niklas Backstrom… D John Carlson

All-Time: CBJ, 6-7-5 (2-3-3, road)… CBJ went 2-1-1 last season… Home team has won five of the last six games after road team won four of the previous five… This Season: First of five meetings… Dec. 11 at WSH, Dec. 18 at CBJ, Jan. 27 at CBJ, Mar. 3 at CBJ.

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS – Record: 7-5-2 (16 pts.) – 3rd/Metropolitan Division… Home: 5-1-2 (12 pts.)… Road: 2-4-0 (4 pts.)

Head Coach: Craig Berube… Players to Watch: RW Jakub Voracek… C Claude Giroux… RW Wayne Simmonds

All-Time: CBJ, 5-7-3 (1-5-1, road)… CBJ went 3-1-0 in 2013-14, including first-ever road win vs. the Flyers, 2-0, on Apr. 3… This Season: First of five meetings… Nov. 22 at PHI, Dec. 9 at CBJ, Feb. 13 at CBJ, Feb. 17 at PHI.

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Record: 8-6-2 (18 pts.) – 5th/Pacific Division… Home: 2-3-0 (4 pts.)… Road: 6-3-2 (14 pts.)

Head Coach: Todd McClellan… Players to Watch: C Logan Couture… LW Patrick Marleau… C Joe Pavelski

All-Time: CBJ, 18-27-5 (13-9-3, home)… Jackets are 5-1-1 in their last seven games against the Sharks… This Season: Second of two meetings… Blue Jackets won 5-4 at San Jose on Oct. 23 as Mark Letestu tallied the game-winner at 19:39 of the third period.

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT (subject to change)
•LW Matt Calvert (upper body) is day-to-day… INJURED RESERVE: C Brandon Dubinsky (abdominal, surgery on Oct. 8) is expected to miss six weeks… G Sergei Bobrovsky (broken finger, IR on Oct. 28) is expected to miss one to two weeks… C Mark Letestu (groin, IR on Oct. 30) is expected to miss two to four weeks… C Artem Anisimov (upper body, IR on Nov. 3 retroactive to Oct. 28) is day-to-day… D Cody Goloubef (knee, IR on Nov. 3) is expected to miss six weeks… D Ryan Murray (knee, IR on Nov. 6 retroactive to Nov. 1) is day-to-day… INJURED NON-ROSTER LIST: RW Nathan Horton (back, out indefinitely)… Man Games Lost to Injury: 93

NEWS & NOTES
•Columbus currently ranks sixth-T in the NHL on the power play at 22.4 percent (13-of-58) and has scored with the man advantage in 11-of-14 games this season… The Blue Jackets were a season-best 3-of-5 with the man advantage on Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, which marked the club’s best performance on the power play since Nov. 17, 2013 at Ottawa (3-of-5).

•The Blue Jackets have accumulated 93 man games lost to injury/illness in their first 14 games, which projects to 545 over an 82-game schedule… The club record for man games lost in a season is 411 set in 2011-12.

•The Blue Jackets have scored 17 of their 34 goals in the second period this season.

•Columbus became the last team in the NHL this season to play a game decided in overtime when it suffered a 3-2 OTL at Carolina on Nov. 7… The club’s first OT/SO game came in its 13th game of the season, which is the longest stretch without a game decided in OT/SO to start a season in franchise history (12th game in 2009-10).

PLAYER NOTES
•LW Scott Hartnell posted back-to-back two-goal games on Nov. 7 at Carolina and Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay to raise his season totals to 5-9-14 in 14 games… It marked the second time in Hartnell’s 967-game NHL career that he scored two or more goals in consecutive games (2 goals at New Jersey on Jan. 21 and 3 goals vs. Boston on Jan. 22, 2012)… He scored two power play goals in the second period vs. the Lightning, marking the eighth time in franchise history a player has scored multiple PPG in a single period (most recent – Jeff Carter on Feb. 21, 2012 vs. San Jose in the 1st period).

•C Ryan Johansen ranks 12th-T in the NHL in scoring with 6-10-16 in 14 games and has registered at least one point in 12-of-14 games this season.

•LW Nick Foligno continues to rank among the NHL’s top 20 point producers with 7-8-15 in 13 games… He has notched 4-2-6 in his last four games and has six multi-point outings this season, surpassing his total of five in 70 games a year ago.

•D James Wisniewski matched his career high with three assists on Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay.

•D Tim Erixon collected his first career multi-point game with two assists on Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay.

•C/LW Boone Jenner made his season debut on Nov. 4 vs. Carolina and racked up 15 hits in his first three games.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS
•Saturday, Nov. 15 vs. San Jose – DISPATCH FAMILY VALUE PACK: This offer includes a game ticket, hot dog, Pepsi, popcorn, a voucher for a FREE Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass starting at $30 per person.

CBJ, BUD LIGHT TEAM UP FOR BLUE JACKETS FOUNDATION ON NOVEMBER 17
Fans age 21 and older are invited to come to BBR in the Arena District on Wednesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. for the first-ever Bud Light CBJ Shoot with Cam Atkinson. Fans that make a minimum donation of $5 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation will have a chance to participate in a special Rock Paper Scissors tournament with the winner taking on Cam in the final round and receiving a Blue Jackets and Bud Light prize pack. In addition, the event will include sales of a Bud Light draught beer in a commemorative CBJ Shoot pint glass for $5 (while supplies last), a signed-jersey auction and more with proceeds benefiting the Blue Jackets Foundation.

FOX SPORTS OHIO FLORIDA FLY AWAY
FOX Sports Ohio and the Blue Jackets are again teaming up to send one lucky fan to Florida to watch the Blue Jackets face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 31. Fans who watch the Blue Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio between November 4-29 will be shown a keyword to enter at www.BlueJackets.com/FloridaFlyAway or text to 37664. Twelve winners will receive an autographed puck, two tickets to an upcoming home game and be entered to win the grand prize – a three-night trip to Tampa that includes airfare, two tickets to the Blue Jackets-Lightning game, hotel accommodations and $300 spending cash.

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