|55||CALGARY||+160||Ov 5.5,-115||+165||Ov 5.5,-120|
|56||COLUMBUS||-185||Un 5.5,-105||-190||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||1-0||4.0||39.0||5.0||39.0|
|Last 5 Games||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||1-0||4.0||39.0||5.0||39.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||1||4||3||1||0||0||0||39||10.3%||5||1||20.0%||7|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||4||3||1||0||0||0||39||10.3%||5||1||20.0%||7|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||1||4||3||1||0||0||0||39||10.3%||5||1||20.0%||7|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||5||0||3||1||1||1||39||12.8%||3||2||66.7%||8|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||5||0||3||1||1||1||39||12.8%||3||2||66.7%||8|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||5||0||3||1||1||1||39||12.8%||3||2||66.7%||8|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARRI RAMO (All Games)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KARRI RAMO (Road Games)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KARRI RAMO(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KARRI RAMO (Last 4 Games)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0-0-0||0||0-0||0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|Last 5 Games||0-0-0||0||0-0||0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.53, COLUMBUS 0|
|10/3/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-5||L||0, +190||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/4/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|10/11/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|10/5/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|10/10/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|10/15/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|CALGARY: CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Flames coach Bob Hartley acknowledged the obvious when he publicly praised the selection of defenseman Mark Giordano as Calgary's captain.
``Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,'' Hartley said. ``He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with (him) setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.''
Indeed, they will need all the help they can get. Calgary is coming off another disappointing season, and there are fewer and fewer stars around the locker room these days.
The Flames launched a complete rebuilding of the franchise at the trade deadline last season, and continued the overhaul during the offseason with a series of trades. A playoff berth doesn't seem likely this year, but Calgary will have a foundation for the future, if nothing else.
The Flames open vs. Washington on Oct. 3.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The top three topics on sports talk shows in this city are usually Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting and Ohio State football's spring practices.
The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't upset that pecking order, although they are elbowing their way into the conversation.
Dead last in the league early in the NHL's shortened last season, the Blue Jackets suddenly found the winning touch. They went 19-5-5 down the stretch, energizing their fan base and shocking a lot of opponents used to walking over the 12-year-old franchise.
With the addition of free agent Nathan Horton to go with Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and a solid if largely unknown roster of proven pros, the Blue Jackets are expecting big things as they prep for a season of promise.
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*Flames-Blue Jackets Preview* =============================
Calgary (0-0-0) at Columbus (0-0-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Twelve seasons in the Western Conference produced one playoff berth - and no postseason victories - for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets were one of the hottest teams down the stretch to close last season and are hoping a shift to the East will pay dividends.
Columbus plays as an Eastern Conference team for the first time Friday night at home against the Calgary Flames.
The Blue Jackets never quite fit in the West, as they were often forced to make long flights for games against teams in the Pacific time zone. Now they are in the brand-new Metropolitan Division as part of an Eastern Conference that is comprised solely of teams in the Eastern time zone.
"This going to the East in the new divisional concept, it's going to be a difficult time for any of these teams to make the playoffs," Blue Jackets director of hockey operations John Davidson said.
Columbus narrowly missed making the playoffs in its last season in the West despite closing on a 19-5-3 surge after March 3 for the NHL's second-best record in that span behind Pittsburgh. The Blue Jackets finished with a 24-17-7 mark and 55 points - which would have tied them for eighth place in the East and would have been within two points of four other teams.
"We expect nothing short of being in the playoffs this year," forward R.J. Umberger said. "That's our goal."
The Blue Jackets will celebrate the start of the new season by having Ohio native Jack Nicklaus take part in the ceremonial puck drop.
Columbus probably wishes it would debut a healthy Nathan Horton instead of welcoming the greatest golfer in history. Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1-million deal this offseason, but the former Boston star won't be available until December due to shoulder surgery.
The Blue Jackets will have Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, who was fifth in the NHL with a 2.00 goals-against average a season ago as he provided stability for a franchise that floundered due to the struggles of former Columbus goalie Steve Mason.
"Bob is Bob," coach Todd Richards said. "I have no doubt he can do it again."
Columbus went 5-0-2 over the previous two seasons against Calgary behind eight points from Vinny Prospal, who led the Blue Jackets with 30 a season ago but is no longer with the club.
Marian Gaborik, acquired April 3 from the Rangers, will begin his first full season with Columbus as he tries to help improve an offense that finished 25th in goals last campaign.
The Flames finished with the NHL's fifth-worst record last season, and opened 2013-14 by blowing a three-goal lead in a 5-4 shootout loss at Washington on Thursday.
David Jones, Lee Stempniak, Jiri Hudler and Lance Bouma all scored for Calgary, which led 3-0 after one period and 4-1 in the second.
Coach Bob Hartley said there was "no excuse" for the defeat.
"Very happy with the effort, obviously disappointed with the result," Hartley said. "I told the boys, 'It's one thing to play in the NHL, and there's a different way to win in the NHL.'"
Karri Ramo made 35 saves in his Calgary debut as he replaces the retired Miikka Kiprusoff.
The Flames are expected to again be without Michael Cammalleri, out with a hand injury.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 8:46:32 PM EST|