This Week in Blue Jackets History: Dec. 2-8
Every Wednesday, BlueJackets.com will highlight the best games and most memorable moments from the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets. This week we look back at the best from December 2-8.
December 2, 2006 – Playing in his first NHL season, goaltender Fredrik Norrena begins an impressive shutout streak that eventually extends to a club record 155 minutes and 28 seconds. Norrena blanks the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on the road and three nights later turns away all 42 shots he faces in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Norrena finally concedes a goal on December 9, though it does little damage as Columbus dominates the St. Louis Blues in a 5-1 victory.
December 4, 2003 – Two nights after making his Columbus debut, 19-year-old rookie Nikolai Zherdev offers a glimpse of what's to come with his first two points as an NHLer. The skilled forward from Kiev, Ukraine, drafted fourth overall earlier in 2003, beats Nashville's Tomas Vokoun for his first goal and then adds an assist on a Rick Nash marker.
December 6, 2005 – The Blue Jackets hand the "C" over to veteran defenseman Adam Foote. The Toronto, Ontario native, renowned as a leader in his nine seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and three appearances in the Olympics for Team Canada, becomes the fourth captain in franchise history.