Anaheim
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47-27-8
Columbus
Blue Jackets
34-36-12

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37 SOG
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game recap

Blue Jackets 4, Ducks 0

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:14 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 4, Ducks 0
Anaheim Ducks 0, Columbus Blue Jackets 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Anaheim Ducks' World Tour took a wrong turn Friday night.

Rick Nash had two goals and a career-best four points and Pascal Leclaire stopped 28 shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary Ducks 4-0.

Asked if his team was tired after playing four games on two continents and in three arenas in less than a week, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle refused to take the easy way out.

"Those are excuses," he said. "That's the way it goes. We didn't have the energy that was necessary to compete at the level they played at."

Sergei Fedorov and Ron Hainsey each added a power-play goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, opening their first full season under coach Ken Hitchcock.

The defending Stanley Cup champions looked tired and disorganized for the first two periods, which was to be expected after what they've been through this week. They opened the season by splitting two games with Los Angeles in London - England, not Ontario - last weekend. They flew to Detroit and lost in a shootout on Wednesday night before traveling on to Columbus. They complete the grueling road trip on Saturday night against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"They came at us right from the start of the game," forward Ryan Getzlaff said of the Blue Jackets. "We weren't prepared for it. We did a lot of things tonight and none of them were the right ones."

It was Leclaire's second career shutout. He missed most of last year with leg and knee injuries.

"We were right there in their face and stayed there all night," Leclaire said.

Columbus was 3-for-11 on the power play and Anaheim was 0-for-7.

The Blue Jackets received a standing ovation when they left the ice with a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Ducks didn't get their first shot on goal until more than 16 minutes had elapsed. Columbus had 14 shots before the Ducks got their first.

With the puck seldom leaving their offensive zone, Nash crashed the net and with a defender in front of him attempted to pass across the slot to David Vyborny. The puck never got to him, though, glancing off the skate of Shane Hnidy and into the net at the 6:44 mark.

Hnidy shrugged and hung his head as the crowd cheered.

"It was great," Nash said of the win. "The first game is always like that. You just have to remember not to get too high. It's just the first game. We're right back at it tomorrow night."

On a power play, Nash tried a shot from a hard angle at the right goal line. Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov deflected the puck with his stick but it ricocheted to the left wing where Fedorov scored with a one-timer before Bryzgalov could recover.

During one flurry in the third period, the Ducks swarmed Leclaire. One shot came out of a scrum in front of the net, the puck dancing across the crossbar and falling behind Leclaire onto the goal line. Nash pulled it back before it crossed the line.

Nash then scored on power play, taking a pass behind the net from rookie Kris Russell and wristing it high over Bryzgalov's glove. It was Russell's first NHL point.

"Obviously he scored a very important goal for us," Fedorov said of Nash. "I hope he keeps scoring like that. We need it a lot. It's hard to say, because I don't want to jinx anything. If he keeps going, we keep winning."

Nash also assisted when Nikolai Zherdev fed Hainsey for a jam shot in the crease.

Notes: The crowd of 17,852 roared for almost a minute when it was flashed on the scoreboard that the Cleveland Indians had beaten the New York Yankees 2-1 in the ALDS. ... The Blue Jackets introduced an extremely loud goal cannon which was fired after each goal. ... The Ducks' first home game is Wednesday against Boston. ... Columbus rookie Jared Boll received a game misconduct and a 5-minute major for elbowing Travis Moen seconds after Moen took a shot. Blood was running from Moen's nose after he went to the bench. He did not return and was being evaluated.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:44
CBJ
Rick Nash (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Sergei Fedorov (1), David Vyborny (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
08:50
CBJ
PPG - Sergei Fedorov (1) Slapshot - ASST: Rick Nash (1), Ron Hainsey (1)
2 - 0 CBJ
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
07:53
CBJ
PPG - Rick Nash (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Kris Russell (1), Freddy Modin (1)
3 - 0 CBJ
11:48
CBJ
PPG - Ron Hainsey (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (1), Rick Nash (2)
4 - 0 CBJ
penalty summary
1st Period
01:15
ANA
Andy McDonald  Interference against  Pascal Leclaire
07:00
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Interference against  Freddy Modin
09:28
ANA
Brad May  Elbowing against  Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
16:38
CBJ
Jason Chimera  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Travis Moen
19:35
ANA
Todd Marchant  Roughing against  Gilbert Brule
2nd Period
01:05
CBJ
Freddy Modin  Tripping against  Ryan Getzlaf
08:14
ANA
Corey Perry  Holding against  Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
13:05
CBJ
Adam Foote  Hooking against  Bobby Ryan
16:20
CBJ
Jared Boll  Elbowing (maj) against  Travis Moen
16:20
CBJ
Jared Boll  Game misconduct against  Travis Moen
20:00
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Hooking against  Manny Malhotra
20:00
CBJ
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Ryan Getzlaf
20:00
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Roughing against  Adam Foote
3rd Period
04:48
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Boarding against  Corey Perry
05:17
CBJ
Jan Hejda  Hi-sticking against  Todd Bertuzzi
06:09
ANA
Todd Bertuzzi  Tripping against  Freddy Modin
10:01
ANA
Chris Kunitz  Slashing against  Freddy Modin
13:04
ANA
Andy McDonald  Holding against  Gilbert Brule
14:11
ANA
Chris Pronger  Hi stick - double minor against  Jason Chimera
15:11
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev  Slashing against  Todd Marchant
15:11
ANA
Andy McDonald  Unsportsmanlike conduct
16:57
CBJ
Freddy Modin  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Carter
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 15 - 18
SV%: .892SH: 1 - 1
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 28TOI: 59:56
Saves: 28EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: 1.000SH: 3 - 3
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