GAME BLOG: Blue Jackets at Canucks

The Jackets' road trip heads west to B.C. -- read the preview for the scoop on Tuesday's game!
Tuesday, 03.26.2013 / 10:21 AM
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com / CBJ Today

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12:00 A.M. -- View our CBJ vs. Vancouver photo gallery!

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11:38 P.M. -- SECOND PERIOD ANALYSIS: The Blue Jackets are slowly but surely settling into this game, but the second period featured more of what we saw in the first period. Vancouver is getting a lot of attacking zone time against the Blue Jackets, and it's forced Sergei Bobrovsky to do more of what he did in the first period. The Canucks are out-shooting the Jackets by a 25-8 margin through 40 minutes tonight but it's a scoreless tie entering the final period. Both teams are playing a tight, structured game that's not yielding many opportunities and most of the shots have been from outside the scoring areas. What to look for from the Blue Jackets in the final period: I'm expecting a big push, especially with a day off before they next take the ice Thursday in Edmonton.

11:15 P.M. -- BOB HIGHLIGHTS!:
Check out some of Sergei Bobrovsky's best first-period saves:

11:10 P.M. -- We interrupt this blog to say one thing...

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10:47 P.M. -- FIRST PERIOD ANALYSIS from @RobMixer: If you're the Blue Jackets, the sound of that first period horn is quite the relief. The good news is it's a scoreless tie through 20 minutes at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, but the Canucks out-shot the Jackets by a 13-2 margin in the opening period and the vast majority of it was spent in the Columbus end of the rink.

Despite wanting a faster, more desperate start than they had Saturday night in Nashville, the Blue Jackets weren't very aggressive to start this one off -- but I expect that to change as the game moves along. The Canucks are a team that likes to make quick transitions and spend little time fetching pucks out of their own end, and the Jackets need a heavier presence on the forecheck to turn that around. They've had a couple of opportunities so far at Cory Schneider, but nothing sustained.


10:34 P.M. -- Still tied in the first, 0-0


10:18 P.M. -- HERE WE GO!!!


9:37 P.M.


9:30 P.M. -- More Promo Team goodness... Check out a photo gallery of our CBJ Promo Teams in action!


8:04 P.M.


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6:56 P.M. -- Have you met this season's Blue Jackets promotion teams? Here's your chance!


4:00 P.M. -- Blue Jackets' head coach Todd Richards just addressed the media in Vancouver after this morning's skate. Jackets TV was there and you can catch his comments here:

3:36 P.M. -- JUST IN...


2:20 P.M. -- SCHNEIDER STARTS: Media reports from Vancouver suggest that Cory Schneider makes his fifth consecutive start tonight for the Canucks, who have won four games in a row.


1:00 P.M. -- PRE-GAME VIDEOS:
Check out our Game Day Preview and pre-game interviews with Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno on Jackets TV below:

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11:18 A.M. -- Download and save today's GAME DAY poster featuring Cam Atkinson!


10:30 A.M. -- The last time the Blue Jackets and Canucks met up, it was at Nationwide Arena (their second meeting in Columbus in a week's time) and the visitors were chasing down the Minnesota Wild after letting their Northwest Division lead get away.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE GAME DAY PREVIEW

10:00 A.M. -- THE ROAD TRIP CONTINUES: Good morning, Blue Jackets fans! We are on the road again... this time in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. After falling to the Nashville Predators last Saturday, the Jackets look to get back to their winning ways tonight against the Canucks at 10:00 P.M. ET. We have you covered all day so check back with us for all the CBJ content you crave! LET'S GO JACKETS!

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Dubinsky 4 1 5 1 6
J. Johnson 4 3 2 1 5
R. Johansen 4 2 3 0 5
B. Jenner 4 2 2 -2 4
M. Calvert 4 2 1 3 3
D. Savard 4 0 3 2 3
M. Letestu 4 1 1 -1 2
C. Atkinson 4 1 1 2 2
J. Wisniewski 4 0 2 -4 2
A. Anisimov 4 0 2 -1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 2 2 0 .900 3.22
 
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