Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks - Game Day Thread
February 18th, 2013 – 7:00 pm PST, 10:00 pm EST
BLUE JACKETS (4-9-2) at DUCKS (11-2-1)
Last 10: Columbus 3-6-1; Anaheim 8-1-1.
The Honda Center – Anaheim, California
Anaheim enters Monday’s action riding a four-game win streak. With 23 points, the Ducks trail only the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League standings.
This is the first of three meetings.
Ducks: Anaheim recorded its second four-game win streak this month with Saturday night’s 3-2 shootout win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Everyone is contributing for the Ducks this season – rookie winger Patrick Maroon became the 13th player on the roster to score Saturday night.
"The one thing that our group has been able to do so far is keep their cool and play the way they are supposed to and just keep going and eventually something goes in," coach Bruce Boudreau told the Associated Press.
Anaheim Ducks Roster
Ducks Team Leaders:
Pts: Teemu Selanne 15
Goals: Daniel Winnik 5
Assists: Teemu Selanne 11
+/-: Francois Beauchemin 14
GAA: Viktor Fasth 1.78
Save %: Viktor Fasth .933
Wins: Viktor Fasth 8
Blue Jackets: The woes continued for Columbus on Saturday night, when it suffered a 5-3 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes in the second of the Blue Jackets’ six game road trip. Columbus opened the trip with a 2-1 loss at Los Angeles on Friday night.
Columbus has lost five of its last six contests.
"We ran out of gas and it doesn't help when you have to kill seven times," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "Missing [Artem Anisimov and James Wisniewski] and with Dubie (Brandon Dubinsky) not coming back … those are tough shoes to fill."
Columbus Blue Jackets Roster
Blue Jackets Team Leaders:
Pts: Fedor Tyutin 10
Goals: Mark Letestu 5
Assists: Fedor Tyutin 9
+/-: Tim Erixon 4
GAA: Sergei Bobrovsky 2.86
Save %: Steve Mason .900
Wins: Steve Mason 2
Who's hot: Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth is now 8-0-0 with a 1.78 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. With Saturday’s win, he became the third goaltender in League history to win his first eight career decisions, joining Ray Emery (Ottawa) and Bob Froese (Philadelphia).
Team Statistics - 2012:
Columbus Blue Jackets
02/18/2013 Jonas Hiller lower body Probable
02/03/2013 Cam Fowler upper body IR
01/18/2013 Hampus Lindholm concussion IR
Columbus Blue Jackets
02/18/2013 Artem Anisimov bruised right foot Questionable
02/18/2013 Brandon Dubinsky left knee Out
02/18/2013 James Wisniewski personal Probable
01/24/2013 Cam Atkinson lower body IR
01/10/2013 Ryan Murray shoulder surgery IR
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