Rimer's Game Day Ramblings - Nov. 28 at Detroit

Sunday, 11.28.2010 / 10:29 AM / Blogs
By Jeff Rimer  - Television play-by-play announcer

November 28

The Blue Jackets will be looking for a split in their home and home series with the Red Wings here in Detroit in a rare 5 p.m. start at Joe Louis Arena.

Again, the Jackets I thought played well enough to win Friday at Nationwide but they MUST find a way to connect on the power play. They went 0-for-5 on the man-advantage and I believe had they connected on any of the five the final result might have been different. The Jackets certainly did a solid job defensively.

Just think, when you keep the likes of Datsyuk and Zetterberg, two prolific scorers against the Blue Jackets, off the score sheet one would think you would have a pretty good chance of victory. And the Jackets did! Give credit tho to Jimmy Howard, who not unlike Steve Mason, was outstanding in the Detroit net by stopping 34 of 35 shots. Not surprisingly, both goaltenders will start for their respective teams again today.

The Blue Jackets are 8-1-0 on the road this season, their best start in franchise history away from Nationwide. Talking to Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel the other day, I asked him about the Jackets road record and about their success. His reply, "We play a simple game on the road, we are not out to entertain." Adding, "At home we try and put on a show, while on the road it's hard to match lines. We've gained confidence on the road with our consistent play."

Again it is a 5 p.m. start in HD on FOX Sports Ohio.

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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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