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This Week in Blue Jackets History: October 7-13

by David DiCenzo / Columbus Blue Jackets

Every Wednesday, 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 October 7-13

October 12, 2000 – The Blue Jackets earn their first victory in franchise history with a 3-2 road win over the Calgary Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome. Kevyn Adams scores twice for the expansion Jackets, including the game-winner at 4:13 of the second period.

October 10, 2002 – Rick Nash quickly proves he was worthy of being the top pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Less than four months after being taken first overall by Columbus, the Brampton, Ontario native makes his NHL debut and also scores his first goal as a pro against the Chicago Blackhawks.

October 12, 2002 and October 9, 2006 – The Blue Jackets put on a special teams display killing off all nine power play opportunities by the host New Jersey Devils. The performance establishes the franchise mark for highest penalty killing efficiency in a single game. Almost four years to the day later (Oct. 9, 2006), Columbus' penalty killing unit again goes nine-for-nine in an impressive 5-1 home win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

October 11, 2003 – Columbus treats the Nationwide Arena crowd to a dominating 5-0 win over the New York Rangers, tying the franchise mark for the largest margin of victory in a game. The five markers also equaled the Blue Jackets' record for most consecutive goals scored.

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