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Foligno brothers face off in Columbus

Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 3:00 PM / Features
By Kristyn Repke  - BlueJackets.com

Nick Foligno won't just be battling the Buffalo Sabres in tonight's game at Nationwide Arena - he will also be battling someone he knows very well: his little brother.

Marcus Foligno, the younger of the two brothers by about three years, has spent the past two NHL seasons as a left wing for the Sabres and broke through as a regular NHL player last season at the age of 22. 

"We talked about it as kids when we were playing street hockey out on the streets. It'll be fun to play against him. He's obviously enjoying his time there and it'll be nice to see where he's at. Hopefully we'll get an upper hand on him."

Aside from tonight being a family reunion of sorts, Nick Foligno is looking forward to seeing his first action of the 2013-14 NHL preseason.

"It's always fun to get into games," Nick Foligno told BlueJackets.com. "I was jealous of the guys playing the first game. It's always nice to get the jitters out a bit and get back into hockey mode. It'll be fun tonight."

Nick Foligno has a few things he wants to accomplish and work on tonight, including using his speed, agility and maintaining a high energy to motivate his teammates.

"I'm looking to getting my feet moving," said Foligno. "It's my first game and it's about getting accustomed to everything again. I'll make some good solid plays out there, get the physicality going and get back into hockey mode."

Tonight's exhibition game at Nationwide Arena is part of a split-squad contest; one group of players will face the Sabres at Nationwide, while the other group heads to St. Paul, Minn. to play the Wild. 

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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

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 3 3 1 1 4
B. Dubinsky 3 0 4 0 4
M. Calvert 3 2 1 3 3
R. Johansen 3 1 2 0 3
B. Jenner 3 1 2 -1 3
D. Savard 3 0 3 1 3
C. Atkinson 3 1 1 1 2
D. MacKenzie 3 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 3 1 0 0 1
J. Skille 3 0 1 -1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 2 0 .904 3.32
 
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