CBJ Weekly Report: Mar. 18
Columbus is riding a franchise-record 10-game point streak, which is tied for the longest current streak in the NHL
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE/BROADCASTS (Times ET)
Tuesday, Mar. 19 vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS, NATIONWIDE ARENA, 7 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
Friday, Mar. 22 vs. CALGARY FLAMES, NATIONWIDE ARENA, 7 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/CD 102.5 FM
Saturday, Mar. 23 vs. Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, 8 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/ Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Mar. 16: Phoenix 0 at Columbus 1, SO (Bobrovsky- 39 saves, 2nd shutout in 5 starts; Johnson- 26:51 TOI, 4 blocked shots; Prospal- 4 SOG; Anisimov- 12 FOW, game-winning shootout goal)
Mar. 14: Chicago 2 at Columbus 1, SO (Bobrovsky- 39 saves; Johnson- PPG, 5 SOG, 4 blocked shots, 29:05 TOI; Brassard- A, 3 hits; Dubinsky- A, 8 FOW; Johansen- 9 FOW; Gillies- 1 takeaway, 3 hits)
Mar. 12: Vancouver 2 at Columbus 1, SO (Bobrovsky- 37 saves; Letestu- G, 4 SOG; Brassard- A, +1 rating; Prospal- A, +1 rating; Johnson- 29:31 TOI, 6 blocked shots; Tyutin- 27:41 TOI, 6 blocked shots)
BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 11-12-6 (28 pts.) – 5th/Central Division, 12th/Western Conference… Home: 8-4-5 (21 pts.)… Road: 3-8-1 (7 pts.)
Leading Scorers: LW Vinny Prospal (9-6-15, 29 GP)... C/LW Derick Brassard (4-11-15, 27 GP)… C Mark Letestu (6-8-14, 27 GP)… D Fedor Tyutin (1-13-14, 29 GP)… LW Nick Foligno (3-10-13, 29 GP)… D Jack Johnson (4-8-12, 25 GP)
Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (9-6-5, 2.00 GAA, .932 SV% in 20 GP)… Steve Mason (2-6-1, 3.08 GAA, .897 SV% in 11 GP)
PREDATORS AT A GLANCE
Record: 11-12-6 (28 pts.)… Head Coach: Barry Trotz
Players to Watch: D Shea Weber, C Mike Fisher, G Pekka Rinne
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 20-39-11 (14-15-5 at home)… The Jackets are 6-3-3 in their last 12 home games vs. Nashville.
This Season: Second and third of five meetings… Columbus earned a season-opening 3-2 SOW at Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 19.
FLAMES AT A GLANCE
Record: 11-11-4 (26 pts.)… Head Coach: Bob Hartley
Players to Watch: RW Jarome Iginla, C Mike Cammalleri, G Mikka Kiprusoff
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 23-16-6 (15-4-4 at home)… The Jackets have lost their season series with the Flames only twice in 11 years (2003-04, 2010-11).
This Season: Second of three meetings… Calgary earned a 4-3 OTW at Nationwide Arena on Feb. 7… Next meeting is Mar. 29 at Calgary.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE, MARCH 19-25
Tuesday, Mar. 19: 10 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena
Wednesday, Mar. 20: 11 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena
Thursday, Mar. 21: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena
Friday, Mar. 22: 10 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena
Saturday, Mar. 23: 11:30 a.m. CT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Sunday, Mar. 24: No Practice Scheduled
Monday, Mar. 25: 1:15 p.m. PT – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
OhioHealth INJURY REPORT
· D James Wisniewski (out 4-6 weeks, broken foot); placed on Injured Reserve Feb. 26 retroactive to Feb. 24
· RW Derek Dorsett (out for the season, broken clavicle); placed on Injured Reserve March 8
· C Derek MacKenzie (day-to-day, upper body injury)
2012-13 Man Games Lost to Injury: 84
NEWS & NOTES
- Columbus has earned a point in 10 straight games (6-0-4), a franchise record.
- Columbus has not allowed a 5-on-4 power play goal since Feb. 18 at Anaheim and has risen from 18th place in the NHL in PK% (81.3) to fourth (86.5) in that time.
- Columbus continues to be the most responsible team in the NHL when it comes to puck possession, having recorded a league-low 111 giveaways this season. St. Louis ranks second with 141.
- Columbus currently leads the Western Conference in fighting majors (27) and penalty minutes (413).
- Columbus currently ranks second in the Western Conference in total team hits (719).
- Columbus currently ranks third in the Western Conference in come-from-behind victories (7).
- The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation raised over $28,000 in its St. Patrick’s Day Jersey auction last week, which made it the most successful jersey auction held by the Foundation in its 13-year history.
- G Sergei Bobrovsky was named the NHL’s Third Star for the week ending Mar. 17 after going 1-0-2 with a 0.62 GAA and .982 SV% in three games. He is 6-0-2 (0.73 GAA, .972 SV%) in his last eight appearances and currently ranks second in the NHL in SV% (.932) and is sixth in GAA (2.00).
- D Fedor Tyutin has tallied 28-105-133 in 337 games as a Blue Jacket, tying the club mark for most career points by a defenseman (Rostislav Klesla, 41-92-133 in 515 games).
- D Jack Johnson currently ranks third in the NHL in Time On Ice (26:39/game).
- RW Jared Boll is currently tied for first place in the NHL in fighting majors (9) and ranks fourth in penalty minutes (79).
- C Artem Anisomov is tied for the league lead in shootout goals (4) and his 80 pct. success rate (5 att.) is tops in the NHL.
- LW R.J. Umberger is currently tied for ninth place among all NHL forwards in blocked shots (27).
UPCOMING GAME NIGHT PROMOTIONS
· FRIDAY, MAR. 22 vs. CALGARY FLAMES– TIM HORTONS JACKETS PACK: This package is available for Thursday and Friday games starting at $30 per person and includes one ticket, a Blue Jackets hat, a $10 food voucher, a Tim Hortons travel mug and a 10-pack of Timbits.
· Huntington Green Seats: A minimum of 250 tickets are available for just $10 at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena two hours prior to every home game.
· Papa John’s Rush CBJ student tickets: While supplies last, college and high school students can purchase tickets for $15 (AEP Power Level) and $25 (Lower Level) at the Big Lots Box Office beginning one hour prior to all home games or online most game days at 12 p.m. at www.BlueJackets.com/Rush. Limit two per person with valid student I.D.
· Military Appreciation Offer – Active members of the armed services may present current military identification at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena to redeem a pair of complimentary tickets for any game this season.
AEP ENERGY ULTIMATE FAN SWEEPSTAKES
· Fans that enroll with AEP Energy for electricity savings at www.aepretailenergy.com/
WIN JACKETS TICKETS AND PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA PARTY AT WORK
· During the current season, fans can enter to win 20 tickets to one of the following Blue Jackets home games – Mar. 19 vs. NSH, Apr. 7 vs. MIN and Apr. 27 vs. NSH – and can score a free Papa John’s Pizza Party at their office. Contest entry can be found at www.BlueJackets.com/
NATIONWIDE VIP EXPERIENCE
· Nationwide Insurance will award a lucky sweepstakes winner a special VIP Game Experience at one of the following Blue Jackets remaining home games – Mar. 19 vs. NSH or Apr. 12 vs. STL. The winner will receive tickets in the Nationwide Fan Lounge, $25 food/beverage voucher, $50 FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line gift card and a variety of special, behind-the-scenes experiences. Entry can be found at www.bluejackets.com/
BOB EVANS CARRY OUT SWEEPSTAKES
Fans who place a carry out order from a local participating Bob Evans Restaurant have the chance to enter the Bob Evans Carry Out Sweepstakes to win four tickets to a Blue Jackets game and watch pre-game warm-ups from the Bob Evans Carry Out Penalty Box. Ten fans and each entrant will also receive a bounce-back coupon from Bob Evans to use on a future carry out order. For more information, visit www.BlueJackets.com/
WIN A STONE COLD ICE CREAM SOCIAL WITH STINGER
Throughout March, fans can enter to win an ice cream party with Stinger at a local Cold Stone Creamery location. Winners will be selected monthly and entry can be found at www.BlueJackets.com/ColdStone.
BLUE JACKETS ON TV & RADIO
· FOX Sports Ohio: Game night coverage includes the BLUE JACKETS LIVE pre- (begins 30 minutes prior to the start of each game) and post-game shows… BLUE JACKETS SLAP SHOTS gives fans an up close look at the club, its players, coaches and personalities on and off the ice and airs each Monday at 6 p.m.
· 97.1 The Fan: SUNDAY MORNING SKATE can be heard on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network and Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m… THE COACH’S SHOW with Todd Richards airs on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. (time and day subject to change).
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· Single Game: Tickets starting at $26 are on sale at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing and OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks (Easton, Dublin, North) and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.Ticketmaster.com.· Season & Group Tickets: For information on full and partial season ticket plans starting at $15 per game and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS or visit www.BlueJackets.com.