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CBJ Weekly Report: Oct. 27

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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


Tuesday, Oct. 28 vs OTTAWA SENATORS, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Friday, Oct. 31 vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, Nationwide Arena, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan

Saturday, Nov. 1 at New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/ CD102.5 FM

PRACTICE SCHEDULE, OCT. 28 – NOV. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 28: 10:00 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

Wednesday, Oct. 29: No Practice Scheduled

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

Friday, Oct. 31: 10:00 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena

Saturday, Nov. 1: 11:30 a.m. ET – Prudential Center, Newark

Sunday, Nov. 2: No Practice Scheduled

Monday, Nov. 3: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena


BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 4-4-0 (8 pts.) – 5th-T/Metropolitan Division… Home: 2-1-0 (4 pts.)… Road: 2-3-0 (4 pts.)

Leading Scorers: C Ryan Johansen (5-6-11, 0 in 8 GP)… LW Scott Hartnell (1-9-10, -2 in 8 GP)… LW Nick Foligno (3-6-9, +2 in 8 GP)… C Mark Letestu (3-2-5, 0 in 8 GP)

Leading Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (4-4-0, 2.81 GAA, .908 SV%, 5 GP)… Curtis McElhinney (0-0-0, 4.44 GAA, .875 SV%, 1 GP)

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS
OTTAWA SENATORS – Record: 4-2-1 (9 pts.) – 5th/Atlantic Division… Home: 2-0-1 (5 pts.)… Road: 2-2-0 (4 pts.)

Head Coach: Paul MacLean… Players to Watch: D Erik Karlsson, F David Legwand, F Clarke MacArthur

All-Time: CBJ, 5-8-2 (3-3-1, home)… After winning four of the previous five meetings, Jackets are 1-4-0 in their last five vs. the Sens… This Season: Second of three meetings…Oct. 18 at Ottawa (OTT 3, CBJ 2); Feb. 7 at Ottawa.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS – Record: 3-4-1 (7 pts.) – 7th/Atlantic Division… Home: 1-4-0 (2 pts.)… Road: 2-0-1 (5 pts.)

Head Coach: Randy Carlyle… Players to Watch: F Phil Kessel, F James Van Riemsdyk, D Dion Phaneuf

All-Time: CBJ, 6-6-1 (2-3-0, home)… Blue Jackets won all three meetings last season, outscoring Maple Leafs 13-3… This Season: First of three meetings… Jan. 9 at Toronto; Apr. 8 at Columbus.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Record: 4-2-2 (10 pts.) – 2nd-T/Metropolitan Division… Home: 0-1-2 (2 pts.)… Road: 4-1-0 (8 pts.)

Head Coach: Pete DeBoer… Players to Watch: F Jaromir Jagr, F Adam Henrique, G Cory Schneider

All-Time: CBJ, 6-8-2 (1-4-2, away)… Columbus won three of the four games last season, winning the first three of the season series before falling at New Jersey in their most recent contest on Feb. 27, 2014 … This Season: First of four meetings… Feb. 28 at Columbus; Mar. 6 at New Jersey; Mar. 31 at Columbus.

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
•INJURED: RW Cam Atkinson (upper body) is day-to-day…LW Nick Foligno (upper 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… LW Matt Calvert (upper body) is expected to miss at least a week… INJURED NON-ROSTER LIST: RW Nathan Horton (back, out indefinitely).

Man Games Lost to Injury: 48

NEWS & NOTES
•The Blue Jackets have recorded 11 of their 23 goals in the second period, tied for second most in the NHL (Vancouver & San Jose) and three goals behind league leader, Dallas. They have recorded goals in seven of the eight second periods this season.

•Columbus has scored a power play goal in six of their eight games and has connected on 18.8% of their chances (6-of-32), good for 18th in the league.

•The Jackets have collected back-to-back season highs in hits, collecting 33, Oct. 24 at Anaheim and 37, Oct. 26 at Los Angeles. They currently are T-16th in the NHL with 186 hits.

•Columbus begins a stretch of eight straight games against the Eastern Conference over the next 18 days, including five against Metropolitan Division foes. The Blue Jackets will play division games against New Jersey, Carolina (twice), Washington and Philadelphia over that span.

PLAYER NOTES
•C Ryan Johansen is T-8th in the NHL in points (5-6-11) and has recorded points in all eight games this season. The eight-game point streak is the second longest in his career (career best: nine games from Nov. 29-Dec. 16, 2013). Johansen has recorded points in 14 straight regular season games dating back to Apr. 6, 2014 (8-11-19).

•LW Scott Hartnell is T-1st in the NHL in assists and T-13th in points with 1-9-10 through his first eight games. He recorded a career-high four assists Oct. 23 at San Jose and his first goal in a Blue Jacket uniform on Oct. 24 at Anaheim. The forward currently has a four-game point streak (1-6-7).

•LW Nick Foligno (3-6-9) set a new career high with assists in six straight games and tied his career best with points in six straight games to begin this season.

•D Tim Erixon recorded his first NHL goal at Los Angeles on Oct. 26. Erixon made his NHL debut, also at the Kings, on Oct. 7, 2011.

•C Mark Letestu has recorded three goals in the last three games and is T-7th in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (skaters that have taken at least 64 draws), winning 58.8% of his draws.

HOCKEY HALLOWEEN WITH THE JACKETS
The Blue Jackets will host a special Hockey Halloween with the Jackets on Friday, October 31 at Nationwide Arena as Columbus takes on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kids 12 and under can enjoy free candy at five Trick or Treat stations throughout the arena. Other activities include a pumpkin decorating station, costume contest, Halloween photo station and in-game candy toss.

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.

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