Community Spotlight: Jan. 31

Thursday, 01.30.2014 / 8:00 PM / 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!

With the Olympic break looming, it's getting down to crunch time for NHL teams in the playoff race and the Blue Jackets are smack dab in the middle of it as the unofficial "second half" awaits. Next week's road trip through California is a big test, the two home games this weekend are ultra-important, and then we'll have a pretty good gauge of where this team stands.

As you can imagine, the eight-game winning streak (and the following skid...sad face) have generated a lot of conversation in the online community. The highs, lows, debates...all of it has lit up social media and the blogosphere, which is why we're here to condense it all into one easy-to-read list. You ready for it?

Here are this week's links...

- Mike Majeski from FanSided and Union & Blue has the latest Ohio Hockey Roundup, bringing you the latest on hockey in the Buckeye State.

- Another from Union & Blue...the staff asks "what's changed?" after the team's recent eight-game winning streak.

- Here's the latest CBJ Prospects Week In Review from our guy at The Union Blue.

- Great piece here from Dan Kamal at FOXSportsOhio.com on rookie defenseman Ryan Murray, who's playing like a veteran in his rookie NHL season.

- This is a fun story, too: Alison Lukan of FOXSportsOhio.com profiles the Jackets' original booster club - the Jacket Backers - and their commitment both to the team and our community. 

- Here's a Metro Division update from Dan P. at SB Nation's Cannon blog.

See you next Friday - same time, same place!

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 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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