CBJ Weekly Report (Nov. 11)

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CBJ Weekly Report (Nov. 11)
The Columbus Blue Jackets weekly report for the week of November 11, 2013.



LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Nov. 5 – Ottawa 4 at COLUMBUS 1 (Umberger – G; Dubinsky – A, 3 hits; Tyutin – A; Wisniewski – 24:04 TOI; Murray – 4 blocked shots; McElhinney – 20 saves)
Nov. 7 – NY Rangers 4 at COLUMBUS 2 (Tyutin – G, 4 shots; Murray – G, 22:00 TOI; Dubinsky – A, 15 faceoff wins; Wisniewski – A, 5 shots; Bobrovsky – 30 saves)
Nov. 9 – at COLUMBUS 5, NY Islanders 2 (Johansen – G, 2A; Dubinsky – G, 2A; Wisniewski – G, A; Atkinson – G, +3, 6 SOG; Umberger – GWG; Bobrovsky – 24 saves)


THIS WEEK’S GAME/BROADCAST SCHEDULE (Times ET)

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Washington Capitals, Verizon Center, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/WWCD 102.5 FM
Thursday, Nov. 14 at Boston Bruins, TD Garden, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
Friday, Nov. 15 vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS, NATIONWIDE ARENA, 7 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan
Sunday, Nov. 17 at Ottawa Senators, Canadian Tire Centre, 1 p.m. – FS Ohio HD/Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan


PRACTICE SCHEDULE, NOV. 12 - 18

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 11:30 a.m. ET – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Wednesday, Nov. 13: 12 p.m. ET – Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
Thursday, Nov. 14: 11:30 a.m. ET – TD Garden, Boston, MA
Friday, Nov. 15: 10 a.m. ET – Nationwide Arena
Saturday, Nov. 16: No Practice Scheduled
Sunday, Nov. 17: No Practice Scheduled
Monday, Nov. 18: 10:30 a.m. MT – Millennium Place, Sherwood Park, AB


BLUE JACKETS AT A GLANCE

Record: 6-10-0 (12 pts.) – 7th/Metropolitan Division… Home: 4-6-0 (8 pts.)… Road: 2-4-0 (4 pts.)
Leading Scorers: C Brandon Dubinsky (4-9-13 in 16 GP)… D James Wisniewski (2-11-13 in 16 GP… RW Marian Gaborik (5-6-11 in 15 GP)… Ryan Johansen (5-6-11 in 16 GP)…)… LW R.J. Umberger (3-6-9 in 16 GP)… C Artem Anisimov (4-3-7 in 16 GP) Goaltender Stats: Sergei Bobrovsky (5-8-0, 2.75 GAA, .911 SV% in 13 GP)… Curtis McElhinney (1-2-0, 1.97, .931 in 4 GP)


WASHINGTON CAPITALS AT A GLANCE

Record: 9-8-1 (19 pts.) – 2nd/Metropolitan Division… Home: 6-3-0 (12 pts.)… Road: 3-5-1 (7 pts.)
Head Coach: Adam Oates… Players to Watch: F Alex Ovechkin, D Mike Green, F Nicklas Backstrom
All-Time: CBJ, 4-7-4 (2-3-2 on the road)… This season: Second of four meetings… Columbus dropped a 4-1 decision to the Caps on Oct. 19 at Washington… Next game: Jan. 17 at Columbus.


BOSTON BRUINS AT A GLANCE

Record: 10-5-1 (21 pts.) – 4th/Atlantic Division… Home: 6-3-1 (13 pts.)… Road: 4-2-0 (8 pts.)
Head Coach: Claude Julien… Players to Watch: D Zdeno Chara, G Tuukka Rask, F Patrice Bergeron
All-Time: CBJ, 5-6-2 (2-2-1 on the road)… This season: Second of three meetings… The Bruins earned a 3-1 win on Oct. 12 at Nationwide Arena… Next game: Nov. 30 at Boston.


MONTREAL CANADIENS AT A GLANCE
Record: 9-8-1 (19 pts.) – 5th/Atlantic Division… Home: 5-4-1 (11 pts.)… Road: 4-4-0 (8 pts.)
Head Coach: Michel Therrien… Players to Watch: G Carey Price, D P.K. Subban, F Brian Gionta
All-Time: CBJ, 6-5-1 (2-2-0 at home)… This season: Second of three meetings… Montreal earned a 5-3 win at home on Oct. 17 despite rookie CBJ winger Boone Jenner’s two power play goals… Next game: Mar. 20 at Montreal.


OTTAWA SENATORS AT A GLANCE
Record: 7-6-4 (18 pts.) – 6th/Atlantic Division… Home: 3-3-2 (8 pts.)… Road: 4-3-2 (10 pts.)
Head Coach: Paul MacLean… Players to Watch: F Jason Spezza, D Erik Karlsson, F Bobby Ryan
All-Time: CBJ, 4-6-2 (1-4-1 on the road)… This season: Second of three meetings… Ottawa earned a 4-1 win at Columbus on Nov. 5… Next game: Jan. 28 at Columbus.


OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
     - LW Matt Calvert (Injured Reserve – abdominal surgery, expected to miss six weeks)
     - RW Nathan Horton (shoulder surgery, out indefinitely)
     - C/RW Boone Jenner (lower body injury, out indefinitely)
     - Man Games Lost to Injury: 52


TEAM NOTES
     - The Blue Jackets play seven of their next eight games on the road through Nov. 25.
     - The Blue Jackets are 3-for-12 (25.0%) on the power play and 10-for-11 (90.9%) on the penalty kill in their last four games.
     - Columbus currently ranks 10th in the NHL with 427 hits, 278 of which have been recorded at Nationwide Arena (6th in NHL, home ice hits).
     - The Blue Jackets currently rank second in the Eastern Conference with a team FO% of 52.9.
     - Columbus has committed only 78 giveaways this season, which is the lowest total in the Eastern Conference.


PLAYER NOTES
     - LW R.J. Umberger has tallied 3-4-7 in his last nine games and has scored two game-winning goals in that span.
     - C Brandon Dubinsky has tallied 3-7-10 in his last eight games. He is now on pace to record 21-46-67 this season [career high: 24-30-54 in 2010-11].
     - D James Wisniewski has tallied 2-8-10 in his last nine games and is now tied for fourth place in the NHL in scoring by a defenseman. He is currently on pace to record 10-56-66 this season [career high: 10-41-51 in 2010-11].
     - C Ryan Johansen has registered 5-5-10 in his last 11 games. He is 99-for-182 (55%) in the faceoff circle in that span.


BLUE JACKETS TAKING PART IN MOVEMBER
     Throughout November, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Blue Jackets Foundation will once again be doing their part to help raise awareness for men’s health this season. Several players will be growing moustaches as part of the ‘Movember’ initiative, with fans being encouraged to donate funds towards the cause. To donate, please visit http://moteam.co/columbus-blue-jackets

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