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Weekly Report: November 12

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

THIS WEEK'S GAME SCHEDULE

Columbus Blue Jackets (8-5-3, 19 pts.; 3rd Place in Central Division)

          Date                        Opponent/Arena- Time (ET)                      Television/Radio Information

Mon., Nov. 12 NASHVILLE PREDATORS/Nationwide Arena- 7 p.m.FSN Ohio HD/CD101.1 FM
Wed., Nov. 14 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS/Nationwide Arena- 7 p.m.FSN Ohio/1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

Fri., Nov. 16    at St. Louis Blues/Scottrade Center- 8:30 p.m.         FSN Ohio/1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

Sun., Nov. 18  DETROIT RED WINGS/Nationwide Arena -5 p.m.  FSN Ohio HD/1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

 

OPPONENTS AT A GLANCE

          Team                (Record/Standing)                                          Player to Watch

Nashville Predators(8-7-1, 17 pts./4th Place, Central Division) C David Legwand (Leads club with 6-9-15)

Chicago Blackhawks(10-7-0, 20 pts./2nd Place, Central Division)RW Patrick Kane (Leads all rookies with 7-14-21)

St. Louis Blues         (7-7-0, 14 pts./5th Place, Central Division)   LW Paul Kariya (Leads club with 3-13-16)

Detroit Red Wings  (13-3-1, 27 pts./1st Place, Central Division) LW Henrik Zetterberg (Leads NHL with 13-14-27)

 

THIS WEEK'S PRACTICE SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE

Practices in the Dispatch Ice Haus are open to the public.

 

ROSTER REPORT

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Nov. 11 – Placed LW Fredrik Modin on Injured Reserve… Recalled C Kris Beech from Syracuse Crunch (AHL)… Recalled D Duvie Westcott from Syracuse Crunch (AHL)… Nov. 7 – Sent D Duvie Westcott to Syracuse Crunch (AHL) on conditioning assignment… Nov. 6 – Signed RW Stefan Legein to a multi-year contract… Activated RW Derek Dorsett from Injured Reserve and assigned him to Syracuse (AHL).

OhioHealth INJURY REPORT:
LW Fredrik Modin (back spasms) is out indefinitely… C Michael Peca (groin strain) is day-to-day… Man Games Lost to Injury: 33.

 

TEAM NOTES

*Jackets Look to Stay Hot at Home: The Blue Jackets play three of their four games this week at Nationwide Arena, where the club has gone 5-1-1 this season… The Jackets have outscored their opponents 18 to 8 at home this season with four shutouts… Columbus has won three-straight at home since a 4-1 loss vs. Vancouver on Oct. 21 and will try to halt a season-high three-game winless streak (0-2-1) on Monday vs. Nashville.

*Scoring First Crucial: Columbus is 7-1-1 when scoring the game's first goal this season and did so in nine of its first 13 games… The Jackets are 1-4-2 when allowing the first goal, which they have done in their last three games (0-2-1).

*Vs. This Week's Opponents: Nashville – Columbus is 11-23-4 all-time vs. the Predators, including 7-9-3 at home… The club is winless in the last nine games (0-7-2) of the series with its last win coming on Apr. 3, 2006 at Nashville (3-1)… The last home win was a 4-3 decision on Jan. 28, 2006… Chicago – Columbus is 18-19-2 all-time vs. the Blackhawks, including 11-8-1 at home… The Jackets earned a 7-4 win on Oct. 23 and suffered a 5-2 loss on Nov. 7 with both games at United Center… St. Louis – The Blue Jackets are 16-14-9 all-time vs. the Blues, including 6-9-4 on the road… Columbus is 11-3-4 since the start of the 2005-06 season and notched a pair of 3-0 wins earlier this season (Oct. 25, Nov. 4)… Detroit – The Blue Jackets are 8-23-7 all-time vs. the Red Wings, including 4-10-5 at home… The clubs split four meetings in Columbus last season… The Red Wings earned a 4-1 win at Joe Louis Arena in the first meeting of the season on Nov. 9.

 

PLAYER NOTES

*Nash and Leclaire on All-Star Ballot: LW Rick Nash and G Pascal Leclaire are among the players who have been named to the Western Conference ballot in XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports, which opens on Tuesday Nov. 13. For the second consecutive season, the balloting process will be entirely digital and extend through Jan. 2. Fans can "Vote Now, Vote Often" online at NHL.com to select the starting lineups for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game. In addition, U.S. fans also can cast votes through Verizon Wireless cell phones. The 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta will feature the Dodge/NHL SuperSkills event on Saturday, Jan. 26 and the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 27.

*Dominating Nash to play in 300th Game: LW Rick Nash, who is among NHL leaders with 11-6-17 in 16 games, is expected to play in his 300th NHL game on Monday vs. Nashville. He’s notched 9-4-13 in his last 12 outings.

*C Sergei Fedorov is riding a seven-game point streak (1-6-7), which is his longest as a Blue Jacket and matches his longest since a seven-game streak (6-3-9) from Mar. 14-25, 2004 when he played for Anaheim. His most recent 10-game point streak (4-12-16) came with Detroit from Feb. 8-Mar. 2, 2003.

*RW Nikolai Zherdev has tallied 5-6-11 and is +1 in 16 games to rank second on the club in scoring. He has tallied 3-1-4 in his last five games and has fired off 22 shots on goal in his last six outings.

*LW Curtis Glencross scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket on Nov. 10 at Nashville.

 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

*RIVALRY WEEK: NOV. 18 VS. DETROIT: Free "Beat Michigan/Beat Detroit" T-shirt – Between now and Nov. 17, fans who purchase an advance ticket at regular price will receive an exclusive rivalry week T-shirt… The game will also feature the Giant Eagle Turkey Shoot as all fans are invited to the ice after the game for a chance to win a $10 Giant Eagle gift card… The game is also a Dispatch/Mix 97.1 Family Night – Families can get four tickets, four Sugardale hot dogs, four popcorns, four Pepsi products, four UDF ice cream coupons and four Dispatch Ice Haus skate passes for just $92, a $40 savings… NOV. 21 VS. FLORIDA: All You Can Eat Special - For just $30, the package includes a game ticket and an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes pulled pork sandwiches, chicken strips, hot dogs, Pepsi products and more… The game is a Jackets Night Out as fans ages 21 and over can buy two tickets, two beers and two Donatos pizzas for $55 in the upper bowl or upgrade to the lower bowl for just $35 more… NOV. 24 VS. DETROIT: Sugardale Dollar Hot Dog Night - Enjoy delicious Sugardale hot dogs for just $1 each.

 

BLUE JACKETS ON THE RADIO

*The Coach's Show with Ken Hitchcock airs on WBNS Sports Radio 1460 The Fan on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Blue Jackets Head Coach and Blue Jackets play-by-play announcer on FSN Ohio Jeff Rimer.

*Breakfast with the Blue Jackets Presented by Rise & Dine can be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station Sports Radio 1460 The Fan Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. with hosts Mark Wyant and members of the CBJ broadcast team. The show will be broadcast live from the Rise & Dine in the Arena District located at 277 W. Nationwide Blvd.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Individual game and group tickets for Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Stores at the Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and the Mall at Tuttle Crossing, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Huntington Green Seats: A minimum of 250 tickets are available for just $10 at the Nationwide Arena Box Office two hours prior to every home game.

*For information on season tickets or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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