October 17, 2008 - Columbus 5 vs. Nashville 3: The Blue Jackets jumped out quickly with three goals on Pekka Rinne. Rick Nash tallyied a pair, including the game winner.
October 18, 2008 - Nashville 6 vs. Columbus 3: Shea Weber notched a goal and three assists and powered the Predators to a landslide victory in Nashville.
Last Game: Last Game: 12/9/08 - Vancouver 3 vs. Nashville 1
Last Ten Games: 5-4-1
Away Record: 7-8-1
OT/Shootout Record: 5-2
Record vs. Columbus: 1-1-0
Goals For: 78
Goals Against: 88
Power Play Ranking: 14.2%, 25th
Away Power Play Ranking: 13.7%, 24th
Penalty Kill Ranking: 80.0%, 20th
Away Penalty Kill Ranking: 78.4%, 23rd
Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 13
Assists: Jean-Pierre Dumont, 21
Points: Dumont, 28 (7g+21a)
Power Play Goals: Shea Weber, Arnott, 4
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 10 (1g+9a)
Short-Handed Goals: Five Tied at 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Scott Nichol, 3 (0g+3a)
Shots: Weber, 92
Shooting Percentage: Arnott, 18.1%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +10
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 56
Hits: Weber, 60
Blocked Shots: Greg Zanon, 79
Giveaways: Dumont, 21
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 22
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +13
Faceoffs Won: Arnott, 181-164
Faceoff Percentage: Radek Bonk, 62.4%
Time On Ice: Weber, 23:55
Wins: Dan Ellis, 8-11-2
Minutes Played: Ellis, 1237
Goals Against Average: Pekka Rinne, 2.60
Save Percentage: Rinne, .903
Shutouts: Rinne, 2
Nashville Fun Fact: Kevin Klein will get his Thespian on when he makes a cameo in the Tennessee Repertory Theatre's prduction of "The Santaland Diaries" on December 19.
Nashville Player to Watch: JP Dumont has 7 points (3g+4a) in his last 6 games.
Columbus Blue Jackets (11-13-3, 25pts, 5th Central, 14th West)
Last Game: 12/7/08 - Anaheim 5 vs. Columbus 3
Last Ten Games:3-6-1
Home Record: 7-5-1
OT/Shootout Record: 2-3
Record vs. Nashville: 1-1-0
Goals For: 76
Goals Against: 86
Power Play Ranking: 9.9%, 30th
Home Power Play Ranking: 9.9%, 28th
Penalty Kill Ranking: 79.4%, 22nd
Home Penalty Ranking: 79.1%, 24th
Goals: Rick Nash, 13
Assists: Derick Brassard, 13
Points: Nash, 24 (13g+11a)
Power Play Goals: Nash, Kristian Huselius, 3
Power Play Scoring: Nash (3g+3a), Brassard (2g+4a)
Short-Handed Goals: Nash, Fedor Tyutin, Jiri Novotny, 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Nash, 2 (1g+1a)
Shots: Nash, 90
Shooting Percentage: Brassard, 17.6%
Plus-Minus: Brassard, +10
Penalty Minutes: Jared Boll, 72
Hits: Mike Commodore, 29
Blocked Shots: Commodore, 61
Giveaways: Huselius, 18
Takeaways: Nash, 29
Turnover Differential: Nash, +21
Faceoffs Won: Malhotra, 188-141
Faceoff Percentage: Malhotra, 57.2%
Time On Ice: Fedor Tyutin, 23:54
Wins: Steve Mason, 6-4-1
Minutes Played: Mason, 665
Goals Against Average: Mason, 2.17
Save Percentage: Mason, .915
Shutouts: Mason, 2
Fun Fact: There are special teams units worse than Columbus' in the NHL!
Player to Watch: The Blue Jackets finally have their goalie. Steve Mason has been a real workhorse between the pipes, despite going 2-2 in his last four decisions.
Reason to Worry: If you've been waiting to see a power play worse than ours...
Media Coverage: The game will be available on FSN-Ohio (in HD -- not like anyone watches it willingly) and FSN-Tennessee. For those who can't make it to a TV, the game will also be on FM 104.5 "The Zone."
Last edited by worstfaceoffmanever: 12-11-2008 at 12:07 PM.
I thought that I saw one flake as well. Just to be safe, I pulled my car part of the way off of the interstate and I'm tramping the rest of the way home in snowshoes with backpack full of 12 lbs of trail mix on my back. I have a Harley Davidson cigarette lighter and a can of sterno stuck in my warmup pants (Plaxico style) just in case and a WWI vintage trenching shovel should a snow cave becomes necessary. Wish me luck.