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Notable Nights at Nationwide
The Blue Jackets already knew they'd start with Toronto at home in the Maple Leafs' lone visit to Columbus on the season, as that game was announced last week. It will be a great way to start the campaign, with a full Nationwide Arena ready to cheer the Jackets on against one of the NHL's marquee franchises.
Here are three other games that should bring fans flocking to Nationwide Arena:
- Nov. 29, Pittsburgh (click here for tickets): Thanksgiving Thursday is for family, football and food. The early part of the following day will be for shopping -- Black Friday. Then by evening, it'll be all about hockey in the capital city as the rival Penguins visit for the first time all year. With the Ohio State-Michigan game the next day, it'll be a huge sports weekend in the capital city.
- Dec. 31, Florida (click here for tickets): The Blue Jackets have made it a habit of hosting a game on New Year's Eve, allowing the city to start the party at Nationwide Arena, and it'll be no different this year when Columbus welcomes the Panthers to town. It'll be a holiday atmosphere for this one.
- Feb. 14, New York Rangers (click here for tickets): Another holiday, Valentine's Day, will bring a new-look New York team to town for a Friday night showdown. These two teams always seem to play rocking affairs in Nationwide Arena, and there shouldn't be any love lost between the Metropolitan Division foes.
Other must-see home games
- Nov. 15, St. Louis (click here for tickets): The defending Stanley Cup champions made their only visit of the season to Columbus in the season's second month. Sensational young goalie Jordan Binnington and the rest of the Bluenotes should give the Jackets an early measuring stick.
- Dec. 5, New York Rangers (click here for tickets): Not only are the Rangers always a big draw, but this will be the first game back in Nationwide Arena for former CBJ standout Artemi Panarin. This Thursday night clash should be a key one with two Metro Division points on the line.
- Feb. 10, Tampa Bay (click here for tickets): The Lightning will visit the capital city for the first time since this past season's first-round sweep at the hands of the Blue Jackets. A national TV crowd will able to watch what should be a charged-up showdown.
Home Sweet Home
Columbus' longest homestand of the year will take place from Feb. 4-10 as the Blue Jackets host four games in seven days starting with the Panthers coming to town for their second visit of the year. It'll then be a busy weekend in Nationwide with Detroit coming to town Friday, Feb. 7 and Colorado visiting a night later (it's the only Friday-Saturday back-to-back in Columbus this season). The homestand ends Feb. 10 with Tampa Bay visiting Columbus.
There are three times the Jackets will play thrice in a row in Columbus this year. Stanley Cup champion St. Louis (Friday, Nov. 15), Montreal (Nov. 19) and Detroit (Nov. 21) all visit in a row late in November, then after a Nov. 23 game at Winnipeg, Columbus will return for three more home games vs. Ottawa (Nov. 25), Philadelphia (Nov. 27) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 29). That means the Blue Jackets will play six of seven games in Columbus in late November.
It'll actually be eight home games in a span of 10 contests, as Columbus also hosts Arizona on Dec. 3 and the Rangers on Dec. 5.
Three big promotions
The Blue Jackets have lined up some fun events throughout the entire NHL season, starting with a schedule magnet giveaway for the opener Oct. 4 vs. Toronto. Here are three other notable nights:
- Hockey Fights Cancer, presented by OhioHealth, Nov. 15: The Friday night visit from the Blues will also be one of the most anticipated nights of each season as the Blue Jackets celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer night.
- Kids Takeover, Jan. 4: A new promotion will focus on the youngest Blue Jackets fans - or perhaps the kids at heart. Youngsters will be celebrated throughout the 1 p.m. Saturday game vs. San Jose,
- '90s Throwback Night Feb. 28: From Seinfeld to ER, Nirvana to Britney Spears, and from NHL '95 to … well, there's no more classic game, the decade will be celebrated all day as the Jackets host Minnesota in a Friday night contest.
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