CBJ Weekly Report: March 25
Columbus is 8-1-4 in its last 13 games, enters week trailing eighth-place Dallas by a single point in Western Conference standings
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE/BROADCASTS (Times ET)
Tuesday, Mar. 26 vs. Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena, 10 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
Thursday, Mar. 28 vs. Edmonton Oilers, Rexall Place, 9:30 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/WWCD 102.5 FM
Friday, Mar. 29 vs. Calgary Flames, Scotiabank Saddledome, 9 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
Sunday, Mar. 31 vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS, NATIONWIDE ARENA, 6 p.m. - FOX Sports Ohio/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Mar. 23: Columbus 2 at Nashville 5 (Umberger- PP goal; Anisimov- goal, takeaway; Atkinson- assist, 3 hits; Calvert- assist, 3 hits; Brassard- 3 shots on goal; Moore- 2 blocked shots; Mason- 12 saves on 12 shots in relief appearance)
Mar. 22: Calgary 1 at Columbus 5 (Foligno- 2 goals in 0:51, new franchise record; Gillies- goal, assist; Umberger- 2 assists, 3 takeaways; MacKenzie- 2 assists, 8-of-13 in face-off circle; Anisimov- goal, 3 shots on goal; Bobrovsky- 24 saves on 25 shots)
Mar. 19: Nashville 3 at Columbus 4 (Prospal- 3 assists incl. 500th of his NHL career; Johnson- 2 assists, 5 shots on goal; Letestu- goal, assist; Tyutin- goal, 200th career point; Foligno- 6 hits; Dubinsky- 16-of-18 in face-off circle; Bobrovsky- 32 saves on 35 shots)
BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE
Record: 13-13-6 (32 pts.) – 5th/Central Division, 11th/Western Conference… Home: 10-4-5 (25 pts.)… Road: 3-9-1 (7 pts.)
Leading Scorers: LW Vinny Prospal (9-9-18, 32 GP)... C/LW Derick Brassard (5-11-16, 30 GP)… C Mark Letestu (7-9-16, 30 GP)… D Fedor Tyutin (2-14-16, 32 GP)… LW Nick Foligno (5-10-15, 32 GP)… D Jack Johnson (4-11-15, 28 GP)
Goaltenders: Sergei Bobrovsky (11-7-5, 2.17 GAA, .927 SV% in 23 GP)… Steve Mason (2-6-1, 2.85 GAA, .901 SV% in 12 GP)
CANUCKS AT A GLANCE
Record: 17-9-6 (40 pts.)… Head Coach: Alain Vigneault
Players to Watch: G Roberto Luongo, C Daniel Sedin, LW Henrik Sedin, G Corey Schneider
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 15-23-8 (6-13-3 on the road)… The Jackets are 8-8-4 in their last 20 meetings with the Canucks.
This Season: Season series finale… Columbus earned a 2-1 OTW on March 7 and suffered a 2-1 SOL vs. Vancouver on March 12, both at Nationwide Arena.
OILERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 11-12-7 (29 pts.)… Head Coach: Ralph Krueger
Players to Watch: C Sam Gagner, LW Taylor Hall, RW Jordan Eberle, RW Nail Yakupov
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 15-24-6 (5-15-2 on the road)… Columbus’ last win at Edmonton came on Jan. 7, 2010.
This Season: Season series finale… The Jackets dropped a 3-1 decision to the Oilers on Feb. 10 in Columbus and earned a 4-3 home SOW on March 5.
FLAMES AT A GLANCE
Record: 12-14-4 (28 pts.)… Head Coach: Bob Hartley
Players to Watch: RW Jarome Iginla, C Mike Cammalleri, LW Alex Tanguay, G Mikka Kiprusoff
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 24-16-6 (8-12-2)… The Jackets are 5-1-2 in their last eight meetings with the Flames.
This Season: Season series finale… Columbus defeated the Flames 5-1 at Nationwide Arena on Mar. 22 and picked up a point in a 4-3 home OTL vs. Calgary on Feb. 7.
DUCKS AT A GLANCE
Record: 22-5-4 (48 pts.)… Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Players to Watch: RW Corey Perry, C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Teemu Selanne, RW Bobby Ryan
CBJ Record All-Time Series: 21-20-4 (11-11-3 at home)… Teams have split the last 16 games as each has eight regulation wins.
This Season: Second of three meetings… Anaheim earned a 3-2 win at Columbus on Feb. 18.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE, MARCH 26 – APRIL 1
Tuesday, Mar. 26: 11:30 a.m. PT – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, Mar. 27: No Practice Scheduled
Thursday, Mar. 28: 11:30 a.m. MT – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
Friday, Mar. 29: 11:30 a.m. MT – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Saturday, Mar. 30: No Practice Scheduled
Sunday, Mar. 31: 10:30 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Monday, Apr. 1: 11 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
OhioHealth INJURY REPORT
· RW Derek Dorsett (out for the season, broken clavicle); placed on Injured Reserve March 8
· D James Wisniewski (day-to-day, broken foot); placed on Injured Reserve Feb. 26 retroactive to Feb. 24
· C Brandon Dubinsky (day-to-day, lower body injury)
2012-13 Man Games Lost to Injury: 92
NEWS & NOTES
- The Blue Jackets are 8-1-3 in March, which is the best record of any team in the Western Conference this month.
- Columbus continues to be the most responsible team in the NHL when it comes to puck possession, having recorded a league-low 126 giveaways this season. St. Louis ranks second in the league with 156.
- The Blue Jackets currently lead the Western Conference in fighting majors (28) and rank fourth in total team hits (780).
- Columbus currently ranks third in the Western Conference in come-from-behind victories (7).
- The Blue Jackets set a team record for fastest three goals (1:15) last Friday when Artem Anisimov scored 24 seconds after Nick Foligno netted back-to-back markers 0:51 apart in the second period of a 5-1 home win over Calgary.
- G Sergei Bobrovsky currently ranks third in the NHL in SV% (.927) and is seventh in GAA (2.17).
- D Fedor Tyutin surpassed Rotislav Klesla to become the franchise’s all-time leader in career points by a defenseman when he recorded his 134th point as a Blue Jacket (goal) last Tuesday vs. Nashville. Tyutin is tied for 12th place in the NHL in assists (14) and 20th in points (16) by a defenseman this season.
- D Jack Johnson currently ranks fourth in the NHL in Time On Ice (26:22/game).
- RW Jared Boll is currently tied for third in the NHL in fighting majors (9) and ranks sixth in penalty minutes (79).
- C Artem Anisomov is tied for the league lead in shootout goals (4) and has the fewest number of attempts (5) of the five players in that group. Anisimov has seven even-strength goals this season, the most by any Russian-born NHL player.
- LW R.J. Umberger is currently tied for 12th place in the NHL in blocked shots by a forward (28). Umberger has tallied 1-3-4 in his last three appearances to record his second three-game point streak of the season.
UPCOMING GAME NIGHT PROMOTIONS
· SUNDAY, MAR. 31 vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS–DISPATCH FAMILY VALUE PACK: This package is available for Saturday and Sunday games starting at $25 per person and includes one AEP Power Level (upper bowl) ticket, one hot dog, one Pepsi, one popcorn, and one OhioHealth Ice Haus skate pass. The first 5,000 fans age 12 & under in attendance for Sunday’s game will also receive a free Jared Boll youth collectible puck courtesy of Nationwide Insurance while complimentary Easter candy will be distributed at various stations throughout the arena. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for the proceedings.
· 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.
YUENGLING CELEBRITY BARTENDING SET FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 2 AT BBR IN ARENA DISTRICT
· Yuengling’s Celebrity Bartending featuring Blue Jackets LW Matt Calvert, C Mark Letestu and RW Cam Atkinson will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at BBR in the Arena District. The players will be there from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and all money from tips, signed jerseys and raffle tickets will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.
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 – 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 the Blue Jackets’ April 12 home game vs. St. Louis. 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.
SEASON TICKET HOLDER SWEEPSTAKES UNDERWAY· Season ticket holders who renew for the 2013-14 NHL season by April 19 have the chance to win one of over 600 prizes available in the club’s Season Ticket Holder Sweepstakes. The prizes to be awarded include trips with the team on the team plane; a trip to the 2013 Stanley Cup Final; a trip to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic in Detroit; road trip packages to see the Blue Jackets play new Eastern Conference foes, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins; and experiences including lunch with John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen or Head Coach Todd Richards. One or more prizes will be awarded on a daily basis starting today through April 19. In addition, all customers who renew online by that date receive a pair of complimentary tickets to either Cedar Point or a Cincinnati Reds game (while supplies last).