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This Week in Blue Jackets History: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Wednesday, 01.30.2008 / 12:00 PM / Features
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

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 January 21-27.

January 28, 2006 – David Vyborny bags a pair of goals, including the game winner, in a big 4-3 win over Central Division rival Nashville. The W marks the third straight for the Jackets and also caps an impressive stretch for the diminutive Czech forward – in the three games, he scores the two goals and adds five assists for seven total points and NHL Player of the Week honors. It's the second time in his career that Vyborny gets the nod for the weekly award (February 23-29, 2004, three goals, six assists).

 

January 30, 2007 – Columbus unearths a new weapon for the shootout format. Nikolai Zherdev scores the first SO game-winning goal of his young career as he helps bury the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 with a third-round knockout punch. Zherdev does it against the best in the business, by the way, beating Roberto Luongo. The Russian phenom just recently added his second career SO game winner when he beat the Preds' Chris Mason in a 2-1 win over Nashville on January 12, 2008 at Nationwide Arena.

 

January 31, 2004 – The Jackets rack up some points in the standings thanks to a fairly unlikely source. Defenseman Anders Eriksson scores the overtime winner in a big 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. In the Jackets' next game, on February 2 in Phoenix, Eriksson strikes again, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw, including the game-tying goal that earns Columbus three of four points. The D-man would finish the 2003-04 season with seven goals in 66 games.

 

February 2, 2002 – Espen Knutsen proudly represents the franchise as the first All-Star in Columbus history. The skilled Jackets forward, who is also the first All-Star participant ever from Norway, scores a goal and adds an assist to help the World team defeat the North American squad 8-5 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Exactly one year later, Ray Whitney becomes the second Columbus player to skate in the mid-season exhibition.

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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 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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