Peca Back, Red Wings Back

Saturday, 11.24.2007 / 2:08 PM / Blogs
By Jeff Rimer  - Television play-by-play announcer

November 24

Here we go again! After a terrific team effort in Minnesota yesterday afternoon and a well deserved 4-0 shutout victory over the Wild, the Blue Jackets tonight have a score to settle with the Detroit Red Wings. The Jackets are still smarting from last Sunday's 5-4 shootout defeat at the hands of the Wings at Nationwide.

Pascal Leclaire will make back-to-back starts tonight and deservedly so! He was back in early season form last night... sitting back and letting pucks hit him as opposed to first guessing and overplaying the puck. Hitch is going with the same lineup overall... meaning Brule and Russell are healthy scratch's again although the coach told me this morning that there will be lineup adjustments next week on the three game trip through Western Canada.

I previously have discussed these 4-point games in the division... but let me throw this one out... Check the standings today... THERE ARE NO LESS THAN 10 TEAMS SEPARATED BY TWO POINTS!!!!!! THEY ARE ALL FOUR-POINT GAMES! That's what makes tonight's game even more important.

On the injury front... good news... Fredrik Modin skated today and Hitch says if all goes well Freddie will join us on the trip... and maybe play next weekend.

What a difference having Michael Peca in the lineup yesterday... Mike logged the most minutes of any forward... better than 20... scored the game winning power play goal in the first period... added an assist and won 60-percent of his faceoffs. We need a healthy Peca and Modin in the lineup every night!

Enjoy tonight's game..

 



*Throughout the season, AAA will bring you the Broadcaster's Blogs - "Davidge Dishes" and "Rimer Ramblings". The Columbus Blue Jackets broadcasters will try to keep you update on all the behind the scenes action through their blogs, especially when the Blue Jackets hit the road. The next road game is 11/26 @Edmonton.

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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
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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