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This Week in Blue Jackets History: November 11-17

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 November 11-17.



November 11, 1997 –
On this Veteran's Day 10 years ago, franchise representatives officially
announce the name of the future NHL club to the public. The Blue Jackets moniker celebrates patriotism, pride and the rich Civil War history of both Columbus and the entire state of Ohio.

November 12, 2002 – Ray Whitney proves that even little men can control a game when he racks up a franchise-high 10 shots on goal against the Colorado Avalanche. The 10 shots, seven of which came in the third period alone, equals Whitney's own team mark, a record he established on January 14, 2002 against the New York Rangers. Since those two efforts, Rick Nash, Fredrik Modin, Sergei Fedorov and Jason Chimera have each tallied 10 shots in a game.

November 13, 2001 – With the Blue Jackets' net empty, David Vyborny scores at 18:45 of the third period to send Columbus into overtime with St. Louis at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets win the game 3-2 in the extra session, marking the first time in franchise history that the team secures two points after trailing late in the third and scoring with an extra attacker.

November 16, 2005 – Columbus fans get their first look at superstar Sergei Fedorov, who plays his first ever game wearing a Blue Jackets jersey against the visiting St. Louis Blues. The Pskov, Russia native arrives in Ohio via trade following a brief 85-game stint with Anaheim. Columbus is Fedorov's third stop in the NHL since beginning his illustrious career with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990-91 season.

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