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Closer look at Blue Jackets' 10-0 win vs. Canadiens

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by NHL Public Relations @PR-NHL / NHL.com
BLUE JACKETS ERUPT FOR 10 GOALS IN SHUTOUT OF CANADIENS

The Columbus Blue Jackets set a franchise record by scoring 10 goals to hand the Montreal Canadiens their first regulation loss of the season (9-1-1) and snap Montreal's win streak at eight games.

* The Blue Jackets became the first team to score 10 goals in a regular-season game since March 30, 2011, when the St. Louis Blues defeated the Detroit Red Wings 10-3 at Joe Louis Arena.

* Columbus also became the first team to have a shutout and score at least 10 goals since Jan. 2, 1996, when the Calgary Flames defeated the Tampa Bay Lighting 10-0.

* Prior to Friday, the Blue Jackets' record for goals in a game was eight, last achieved on Nov. 10, 2010, when they defeated the Blues 8-1. That game also set the previous franchise record for largest margin of victory.

* Montreal had allowed 13 goals in its first 10 games of the season.

Video: MTL@CBJ: Blue Jackets erupt for 10 goals in win

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

A closer look at Columbus' offensive outburst:

* In total, 16 of 18 skaters had a point, including multiple-point efforts by eight players: Alexander Wennberg (0-4-4), Josh Anderson (2-1-3), Nick Foligno (2-1-3), Cam Atkinson (2-0-2), Scott Hartnell (2-0-2), Seth Jones (1-1-2), Zach Werenski (0-2-2) and William Karlsson (0-2-2).

* The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the Blue Jackets became the first team to have four players each score multiple goals in a game since the Flames on Feb. 10, 1993, vs. against the San Jose Sharks (Robert Reichel: 3, Ronnie Stern: 3, Gary Suter: 2 and Gary Roberts: 2).

* The Blue Jackets went 4-for-5 on the power play to improve their League-leading average to 44.0 percent (11-for-25). It was the first time they scored four man-advantage goals in a game since getting four at the Nashville Predators on Dec. 22, 2011.

* Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for his 15th career shutout. He shares the League lead with three shutouts this season (9 GP), matching his combined total from the past two seasons (88 GP).

Video: MTL@CBJ: Bobrovsky denies Pacioretty with shoulder

 

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
COLUMBUS 10, Montreal 0
Winnipeg 5, DETROIT 3
ANAHEIM 5, Arizona 1

 

JETS STAGE ANOTHER RALLY

The Winnipeg Jets scored four times in the third period, including the tying and go-ahead goals by Brandon Tanev (his first two career goals), to rally past the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena and halt a three-game skid (0-2-1).

* Nikolaj Ehlers (1-3-4) set career highs for assists and points in a game. Mark Scheifele (1-2-3) and Patrik Laine (1-1-2) also scored. Laine shares the League lead with seven goals (he's tied with Artem Anisimov of the Chicago Blackhawks and Steven Stamkos of the Lightning).

* The Jets, who tied the game three times, have overcome a deficit to earn at least a point four times this season. In the other three instances, Winnipeg erased a three-goal deficit in the third period: Oct. 13 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes (trailed 4-1; won 5-4 in OT), Oct. 19 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs (trailed 4-1; won 5-4 in OT) and Nov. 3 vs the Washington Capitals (trailed 3-0; lost 4-3 in OT).

Video: WPG@DET: Scheifele jams the puck in under Mrazek

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell (2-1-3) had his second three-point night since making his season debut on Tuesday (3 GP). … Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad (0-1-1) extended his point streak to five games (3-4-7). … ICYMI: Commissioner Gary Bettman answered questions from fans during a live chat. … The Capitals hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with families from a number of organizations in the Washington area. … The Red Wings welcomed Gordie Howe's four children -- Marty, Murray, Cathy and Mark -- for a night at The Joe dedicated to their late father

 Video: Bettman on biggest change since becoming commissioner

 

SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Minnesota @ Colorado, 3 p.m., SN, ALT, FS-N
Columbus @ St. Louis, 7 p.m., FS-MW, FS-O
New Jersey @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, MSG+ 2
NY Rangers @ Boston, 7 p.m., NHLN, NESN, MSG
Philadelphia @ Montreal, 7 p.m., CITY, TVA Sports, TCN-PH
Buffalo @ Ottawa, 7 p.m., SN360, SN1, MSG-B
Florida @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-F
Edmonton @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN, MSG+
Vancouver @ Toronto, 7 p.m., HNIC
Carolina @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-CR
Chicago @ Dallas, 8 p.m., FS-SW, WGN
Calgary @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m., HNIC, SN1, FS-W
Pittsburgh @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, ROOT

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF A 13-GAME SATURDAY

* A matinee between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild on SN begins a 13-game Saturday in the NHL. Hockey Night in Canada coverage continues later in the day when the Canadiens host the surging Philadelphia Flyers on CITY; the Ottawa Senators, who have shut out their opponents in three of their past five games, welcome the Buffalo Sabres on SN360 and SN1; Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers visit Barclays Center to face the New York Islanders on SN; Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs welcome the Vancouver Canucks on CBC; and the nightcap features the Flames at the Los Angeles Kings on CBC.

* In the final game of the night, the Pittsburgh Penguins, led by captain Sidney Crosby , who has a point in every game he's played this season (6-2-8 in 5 GP), return to San Jose for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup at SAP Center in June.

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

The Avalanche, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night. Click here for complete details on the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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