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This Week in Blue Jackets History: Feb. 3-9

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

Every Wednesday, BlueJackets.com will highlight the best games and most memorable moments from the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This week we look back at the best from February 3-9.

 

February 8, 2006 – Hopefully, the fans didn't blink. The Blue Jackets establish the mark for the fastest two goals in franchise history during a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings in front of an ecstatic crowd at Nationwide Arena. Original Jacket David Vyborny scores at 10:17 of the third period and just 14 seconds later, Sergei Fedorov adds another for the clicking Columbus offense.

 

February 6, 2004 – The hockey world gets a glimpse of young phenom Nikolai Zherdev, who competes in the YoungStars Game at NHL All-Star Game Weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota. The 19-year-old Kiev, Ukraine native scores a goal and adds an assist in the contest. The following day, Zherdev's teammate Rick Nash makes his All-Star debut, becoming the first teenager to play in the big game in 12 years. Nash is also the youngest player to suit up for the All-Star Game since 1986.

 

February 8, 2002 – David Vyborny bags the game-winning goal as Columbus skates to a 3-2 road win over the Central Division rival Detroit Red Wings. It's a significant victory given that the W is the Jackets' first ever in storied Joe Louis Arena. Wins at The Joe are hard to come by – Detroit loses just seven times in total on home ice in a season that culminated with the Stanley Cup.

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