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CBJ Weekly Report 12.10.18

Columbus is in the middle of a stretch of seven of eight contests at Nationwide Arena

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Columbus kicked off a season-long six-game homestand on Saturday vs. Washington and is in the middle of a stretch of seven of eight contests at Nationwide Arena between Dec. 4-20.

The Blue Jackets rank fourth-T in the NHL in win percentage in one-goal games this season (6-1-2; .667) and stand third dating back to 2017-18 (29-8-9; .630).

CBJ have killed off 83.0 pct. of opponent power plays since Nov. 1 (44-of-53), ranking seventh in the NHL during that span.

RW Cam Atkinson had his career-best 12-game point streak (13-7-20) snapped on Dec. 8 vs. Washington. It was the sec-ond-longest point streak in club history, trail-ing Ryan Johansen's 13-game point streak from Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 17, 2015.

RW Josh Anderson has had an "even" or "plus" plus/minus rating in all but two games this season.

C Boone Jenner has 3-8-11 in the last 17 games.

D Seth Jones, who saw his five-game point streak come to an end on Dec. 8 vs. Washington (3-4-7), is two points shy of 200 in his NHL career.

D David Savard is one assist from 100 in his NHL career.

LW Artemi Panarin has tallied 2-11-13 with four multi-point outings in the past 10 games. The winger, who is five goals shy from 100 in his NHL career, has posted 28 multi-point efforts in his first 109 appearances with Columbus, including a team-leading nine this season.

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets vs. Canucks

Jackets look to rebound at home against Canucks

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

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The reset button was hit as soon as the horn sounded at the conclusion of the Blue Jackets' 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

While the margin of defeat was alarming it was the way the Blue Jackets showed little fight, passion or structure - coupled with a 9-6 beatdown to the Calgary Flames in the previous home game - that had coach John Tortorella aggravated, to put it mildly.

"After the Washington game it was the exact word I had in my head walking off the ice that we're going to have to reset this team," he told the media on Monday. "When I broke down the tape yesterday, there was no question."

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Kivlenieks to debut new mask with Cleveland Monsters

NHL mask artist Sylvie Marsolais released detailed pictures of Matiss Kivlenieks' new mask

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Sylvie Marsolais, who designed Joonas Korpisalo's new mask, released detailed pictures of CBJ prospect and Cleveland Monsters goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks' new mask.

Tweet from @Sylabrush: Matiss Kivlenieks, Cleveland Monsters #AHL / Columbus Blue Jackets prospect #NHL #SylabrushAirbrush #MatissKivlenieks #Joker #HeathLedger 🃏 #CCMMask #CBJ https://t.co/8pLksRUmX4

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Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation presents "Lady Jackets Holiday Auction"

Fundraiser is highlighted by original player artwork, unique experiences and limited-edition holiday cards

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Lady Jackets Auction Paintings

Player paintings to be auctioned, support community

The Lady Jackets incorporated holiday spirit into the Blue Jackets Foundation's auction to raise funds with paintings from Blue Jackets players

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In celebration of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation presents the "Lady Jackets Holiday Auction," a signature event during which the wives and girlfriends of players, coaches and team personnel offer auction packages featuring one-of-a-kind items and experience packages. The fundraiser, which runs December 11-15, will benefit Lady Jackets charitable initiatives within the Columbus community, and the Blue Jackets Foundation's mission to support local youth health and wellness organizations.

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#CBJin30: December 10

A Monday Mailbag edition of the podcast to start your week.

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

About #CBJin30, pres. by Telhio Credit Union
Blue Jackets broadcaster Bob McElligott (@BobbyMacSports) discusses all things #CBJ in this 30-minute special featuring opinions, insights and more as he hosts the team's official daily podcast, presented by Telhio Credit Union. You can subscribe to #CBJin30 on iTunes, find it on the official CBJ App, or right here on BlueJackets.com.

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RECAP: Blue Jackets 0, Capitals 4

Jackets stopped by Capitals in first game of homestand

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

For all the talk about the high-scoring NHL and the propensity of teams letting leads slip away, the Washington Capitals, to the detriment of the Blue Jackets, restored order for one game at least with a 4-0 victory at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

Brett Connolly, Dmitrij Jaskin and Alexander Ovechkin scored in the first period, and Travis Boyd also scored for the Capitals (17-9-3), who increased their lead in the Metropolitan Division to three points over the Blue Jackets (16-11-2).

Braden Holtby made 28 saves for his second shutout off the season and kept Cam Atkinson off the board, ending his 12-game point streak a game shy of tying Ryan Johansen's franchise record.

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Full 60: Blue Jackets Fall to Capitals

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Matchup: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Nationwide Arena

CBJ Starting lineup -- Forwards: Foligno-Jenner-Anderson Defense: Savard-Nutivaara Goaltender: Bobrovsky

WSH Starting lineup -- Forwards: Vrana-Kuznetsov-Connolly Defense: Orlov-Niskanen Goaltender: Holtby

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: "He knows that it's special to other people."@SergeiBobrovsky's #HockeyFightsCancer mask has a new home.#CBJ | @CBJFoundation pic.twitter.com/DUIVYXlmhi

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets vs. Capitals

Columbus faces Washington in a Saturday night divisional tilt.

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

CAPITALS (16-9-3) at BLUE JACKETS (16-10-2)
Saturday, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena (Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports app, 97.1 The Fan)
Tickets: Blue Jackets vs. Capitals

The Blue Jackets were able to eradicate some the bitterness from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs loss to the Washington Capitals with a 2-1 win in the nation's capital on Nov. 9.

For the fans in Nationwide Arena, their chance could come Saturday when the Capitals visit Columbus for the first time since winning Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs 6-3 on April 23 to clinch the Eastern Conference First Round after trailing 2-0 in the series.

Oh, and with a regulation win the Blue Jackets would jump the defending champions into first place in the Metropolitan Division.

Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno hopes the crowd is electric.

"They're really important when they come out and support us the way they do," he said. "I'm fully anticipating they'll have some leftover bad taste in their mouth like we did.

"It's great when they come out and support us and it's a packed house. It revs us up so much more and makes for an exciting atmosphere and usually it bodes well for our team."

Recent history aside, Foligno likes the matchup against the Capitals.

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#CBJin30: December 7

Bob McElligott recaps the Blue Jackets win in Philadelphia

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

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Columbus Blue Jackets, Wendy's announce new multiyear partnership

New partnership features sponsorship of the Blue Jackets in-arena DJ and game day playlists.

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced a new multiyear partnership with Wendy's. The central Ohio-based restaurant chain had been an original team partner from the 2000-01 inaugural season through the 2011-12 campaign.

A primary component of the new partnership is sponsorship of the Blue Jackets in-arena DJ and the game day playlists that are shared via the club's official Twitter account.

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