Columbus, OH – FOX Sports Ohio is getting ready for what will be an exciting Columbus Blue Jackets 2014-15 season with “Countdown to Face-Off,” a month of special Blue Jackets programming, marketing and digital coverage.
In the “Countdown to Face-Off,” FOX Sports Ohio will feature Blue Jackets Classic Rewinds 2014, and Blue Jackets Live: Season Preview.
In Blue Jackets Classic Rewinds 2014, the network will air seven Jackets games from last season. Hosted by Brian Giesenschlag, this series premieres Thursday, Sept. 11th at 8:00pm with the game from December 21, 2014. Columbus opened the third period in a 2-2 tie with the Flyers, but David Savard, Boone Jenner, and Ryan Johansen netted three straight goals to give the Jackets the lead and a 6-3 win over the Flyers at Nationwide Arena.
Complete schedule and details of these replayed games are below.
FOX Sports Ohio further prepares for the start of the Jackets’ season with Blue Jackets Slap Shots: Season Preview. This half-hour special takes a look at the team’s off-season player moves and preparation as well as discusses expectations for the upcoming season. The show debuts Monday, October 6th at 6:00pm with replays.
Players to Watch and Memorable Moments
Through a series of promotional vignettes, Jackets fans will re-live some of the memorable moments from last season as well as get a look at players to watch this season. FOX Sports Ohio will also feature a series of countdown spots in the final week before the season opener.
Blue Jackets fans can also get ready for the season with preseason coverage on FOXSportsOhio.com. Rick Gethin and Alison Lukan will provide updates with regular features and posts.
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Here's the Classic Rewind schedule:
Sept. 11 (8pm): Dec. 21, 2013 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers
- Jackets explode for six goals in a convincing divisional win.
Sept. 18 (8pm): Jan. 6, 2014 vs. the New York Rangers
- Bobrovsky makes 43 saves in his first game back from injury to beat the Rangers at MSG.
Sept. 22 (7pm): Mar. 11, 2014 vs. the Detroit Red Wings
- Jackets score three third-period goals to pick up two huge points against the Red Wings.
Sept. 25 (8pm): Mar. 20, 2014 vs. the Montreal Canadiens
- Johansen's late-game heroics send Columbus to a big road win in Montreal.
Sept. 29 (7pm): Apr. 8, 2014 vs. the Phoenix Coyotes
- Johansen does it again, scoring the overtime winner to put the Jackets on the brink of a playoff berth.
Oct. 1 (8pm): Apr. 19, 2014 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Calvert gives the Jackets their first playoff victory in franchise history with a double-overtime winner.
Oct. 3 (8pm): Apr. 23, 2014 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins
- The game you'll never forget: Foligno's overtime winner sends the series back to Pittsburgh tied at two games apiece.