Community Spotlight: Oct. 31

Thursday, 10.31.2013 / 7:00 AM / News
By Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com

(photo: Columbus Underground)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is our weekly look around the #CBJ community to see what's being talked about, debated, and highlighted by the greatest fans in the National Hockey League. Have a suggestion or submission for next week's edition? Hit up @RobMixer on Twitter and let him know.

Happy Friday, everyone!

And a happy "Hockey Halloween," as well. I have absolutely no ideas for a costume and thankfully there aren't any costume parties on the docket for me, because a) I'm bad at making a decision and b) I'm not sure what I would dress as. The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, are gearing up for a big home-and-home series this weekend against the Pittsburgh Penguins and it gets underway tomorrow night at CONSOL Energy Center. 

Hopefully, this match-up doesn't need much time to develop into an entertaining rivalry, but we'll definitely need a story line or two to take shape along the way. As Todd Richards and some of the players said earlier this week: rivalries don't just happen, something makes them happen. We'll find out where this one's headed soon enough.

On the digital front, there has been (to no one's surprise) plenty of great coverage from around the #CBJ community in the past week, both recapping the win over Toronto and the disappointing loss to Anaheim, and also taking a wider scope in looking at the team's young players and their development.

That's plenty of me talking...here are the links:

- SB Nation's Cannon blog has the lowdown on Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen being named assistant GM of Finland's 2014 Olympic team. You can read the story here

- Here's the latest from our friend CBJ Prospects, and you guessed it: it's this week's "week in review" for Blue Jackets prospects playing around the world.

- Mark Huss, editor of Union & Blue, examines the Jackets' early-season playoff hopes and breaks down some of the scenarios they may face down the road.

- FOX Sports Ohio's Rick Gethin sits down with Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and discusses how he's feeling after last year's ankle injury, playing with new line mates, and more.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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