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Columbus Blue Jackets Weekly Report: Jan. 14

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

THIS WEEK'S GAME SCHEDULE

Columbus Blue Jackets (21-18-6, 48 pts.; 3rd Place in Central Division)

Date                 Opponent/Arena- Time (ET)                                       Television/Radio Information

Tue., Jan. 15 VANCOUVER CANUCKS/Nationwide Arena- 7 p.m.FSN Ohio/CD101.1 FM

Thu., Jan. 17 at Phoenix Coyotes/Jobing.com Arena- 9 p.m.       FSN Ohio HD/1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

Sat., Jan. 19  at Dallas Stars/American Airlines Center- 2 p.m.  FSN Ohio/CD101.1 FM

Sun., Jan. 20at Colorado Avalanche/Pepsi Center- 8 p.m.          FSN Ohio HD/1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM
 

 

OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE

Team                     (Record/Standing)                                               Player to Watch

Vancouver Canucks(25-16-4, 54 pts./2nd Place, Northwest Division)G Roberto Luongo - 21-13-3, 2.01, .928, 6 SO

Phoenix Coyotes(23-20-1, 47 pts./4th Place, Pacific Division) RW Shane Doan - Leads club with 12-27-39

Dallas Stars        (25-17-5, 55 pts./2nd Place, Pacific Division)C Mike Ribeiro - Leads club with 22-27-49

Colorado Avalanche(24-18-3, 51 pts./4th Place, Northwest Division)C Paul Stastny - Leads club with 16-31-47
 

 

THIS WEEK'S PRACTICE SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE

*Times/Location Subject to Change and practices in the Dispatch Ice Haus are open to the public.
 

 

ROSTER REPORT

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 11 – Re-assigned G Steve Mason to the Kitchener Rangers (OHL)… C Kris Beech claimed off waivers by Vancouver… Jan. 9 – Placed D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (neck) on Injured Reserve… Placed C Andrew Murray (concussion) on Injured Reserve… Jan. 8 – Activated RW David Vyborny off Injured Reserve… Placed LW Curtis Glencross (knee/illness) on Injured Reserve.

OhioHealth INJURY REPORT:
LW Fredrik Modin (back) is out indefinitely… D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (neck) is out indefinitely… LW Curtis Glencross (knee/illness) is day-to-day… C Andrew Murray (concussion) is out indefinitely… Man Games Lost to Injury: 137.
 

 

TEAM NOTES

Jackets Match Franchise-Record Winning Streak at Home: Columbus' 2-1 shootout win over Nashville on Jan. 12 extended one streak and ended another for the club… The win was the fifth in a row on home ice, tying the franchise record set from Jan. 20-Feb. 8, 2006... The streak began with a 2-0 win over Atlanta on Dec. 26 and includes wins against Carolina (4-1 on Dec. 29), Edmonton (4-2 on Dec. 31) and St. Louis (6-4 on Jan. 11)… The win over Nashville also snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Predators (0-10-2) dating back to Apr. 3, 2006.

Standings Update: With 48 points in 45 games, Columbus is two points behind second place St. Louis (22-15-6) in the Central Division standings, three points out of eighth place (Colorado, 24-18-3, 51 pts.) and six points out of fifth place in the Western Conference.

Upcoming Opponents: Vancouver – Columbus is 7-15-4 all-time vs. the Canucks, including 4-6-3 at home… Vancouver has earned 4-1 (at Columbus on Oct. 21) and 2-0 (Nov. 29 at Vancouver) this season after Columbus went 2-1-1 in the series a year ago… Phoenix – Columbus is 9-11-5 all-time vs. the Coyotes, including 2-6-4 on the road… The Jackets are 5-2-1 in the last eight, including a 3-0 win at home on Oct. 10… Dallas – Columbus is 6-17-3 all-time vs. the Stars, including 2-9-1 on the road… The Jackets won both meetings at Dallas a year ago… The Stars won both meetings in Columbus this season in shootouts – 3-2 on Oct. 17 and 2-1 on Dec. 3… Colorado – The Blue Jackets are 4-21-2 all-time vs. the Avalanche, including 1-11-1 on the road… Columbus won the last two meetings – 5-4 on Dec. 5 and 4-1 on Dec. 12 at home – after falling 5-1 at Pepsi Center on Oct. 13.
 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Nash Selected to Third All-Star Game: LW Rick Nash was selected to represent the Blue Jackets at the 2008 All-Star Game to be played on January 27 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The selection is Nash's third-straight as he was scoreless in his All-Star debut in 2004 and registered 2-2-4 in last year's game. The All-Star Game was not held in 2005 and 2006. The two other Blue Jackets who have represented the club at the All-Star Game are: Espen Knutsen (2002) and Ray Whitney (2003).

Fedorov Streaking: C Sergei Fedorov is riding a five-game point scoring streak as he has tallied 2-5-7 since the streak began on Jan. 2 at Anaheim.

Lindstrom Making an Impact: LW Joakim Lindstrom has tallied 1-4-5 in his last seven games and has collected 2-4-6 in 11 games during his two stints with the club this season. Last week, he and fellow Syracuse Crunch players C Derick Brassard and D Clay Wilson were selected to play in the 2008 American Hockey League All-Star Game on Jan. 28 in Binghamton, New York. Lindstrom and Brassard are both currently with the Blue Jackets.

Fritsche and Peca Scoring When it Counts: C Michael Peca has tallied 4-12-16 in 30 games this season with all four goals being game-winners (leads the team)… RW Dan Fritsche has collected 7-6-13 in 43 games and is tied for second on the club with three game-winning goals.
 

 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

BLUE JACKETS AUTOGRAPH SESSION AT THE MALL AT TUTTLE CROSSING ON FEB. 3: The Blue Jackets will be meeting fans and signing autographs at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing on Sunday, February 3 from 2 to 3 p.m.

HOCKEY FEST SCORES WITH FANS, RAISES OVER $100,000: The Third Annual Hockey Fest carnival and auction, hosted by the Blue Jackets, at Nationwide Arena on Jan. 13 was attended by over 2,000 fans and raised over $100,000 for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation. The foundation's four pillars of giving are: pediatric cancer, education, children's health and safety, and youth and amateur hockey.
 

 

BLUE JACKETS ON THE RADIO

The Coach's Show with Ken Hitchcock airs on WBNS Sports Radio 1460 The Fan on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Blue Jackets Head Coach and Blue Jackets play-by-play announcer on FSN Ohio Jeff Rimer.

Breakfast with the Blue Jackets Presented by Rise & Dine can be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station Sports Radio 1460 The Fan Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. with hosts Mark Wyant and members of the CBJ broadcast team. The show will be broadcast live from the Rise & Dine in the Arena District located at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd.
 

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Individual game and group tickets for Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Stores at the Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

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.

*For information on season tickets or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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