Jason Chimera Scores Twice; Foote Scores His First, Jackets Win 4-1
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Chimera's Two Goals and Denis' 25 Saves Lead To Jackets Win
Jason Chimera Scores Twice; Foote Scores His First, Jackets Win 4-1

Friday, 10.21.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets

Jason Chimera scored two goals and Adam Foote tallied his first as a Columbus Blue Jackets to lead Columbus to its first home win, defeating the San Jose Sharks, 4-1 in front of 15,388 at Nationwide Arena on Friday night.

David Vyborny gave the Jackets their first lead of the game, stealing the puck at center ice from Brad Stuart and skating the length of the ice before cutting to the center, faking a shot on goal and beating Evgeni Nabokov over his left shoulder for a 1-0 lead. The goal was Vyborny’s first of the season. San Jose tied the game in the second period, on a power-play goal by Scott Thornton.

Chimera scored his first of the night on the power-play seconds after Manny Malhotra won the faceoff, the puck was directed to Chimera whose slapper from 15 feet out beat Vesa Toskala, who relieved Nabokov after he was injured early in the second period. Columbus added one more goal just before the second period came to a close as Jan Hrdina won the faceoff with seconds remaining and Bryan Berard deflected the puck over to Adam Foote who scored his first as a Blue Jacket, as the horn sounded to end the period.

Chimera concluded the scoring in the third period, tallying his second goal of the night off of assists from Tyler Wright and Luke Richardson. Marc Denis earned his second win of the season stopping 25-of-26 shots.

Columbus was out shot on the evening, 26-25, and both teams finished 1-for-7 on the power play. Columbus will return to action tomorrow, playing host the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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