Game Preview #55 - WTF?
That stands for "Where's The Foligno?" You guys have dirty minds.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers
February 17th, 2015 - 7:00 PM EST
Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Radio - WBNS 97.1 - TV - Fox Sports Ohio
Opponent's Blog: Broad Street Hockey
Nick Foligno is out with a "day-to-day" lower body injury. OK, so I lied. The title isn't just "Where's The Foligno?". It's this, too:
No formal line rushes, but looks like 43-19-26, 11-17-13, 41-42-56, 10-55-40. Dano is No. 56. #CBJ— Shawn Mitchell (@smitchcd) February 17, 2015
Corey Tropp is on our top line.
This would be where, if this were the comments, I'd allow you all to post 17 pictures of tanks rumbling through various landscape settings.
I don't know what else to say.
The Flyers continue along on their points streak (seriously, with that defense, how are they doing it??), but if the season ends with them on the outside looking in, they can look back at several of these games against Columbus as a series of lost points, having missed opportunities for additional points in three of the four games played thus far. Friday's OT loss had to sting a bit, as they blew a 3-1 third period lead and lost in OT. Granted it's just one point, but ask the 2013 Jackets if one point can make a difference at the end of the season.
So, yeah, after Saturday's thumping on the Island, it sure looks like the Jackets are shifting into tank mode again. We shall see. Philly seems to bring out their inner "let's win and wreck our draft status!" every time.
Columbus Blue Jackets
(24-27-3, 51 Points; 6th division, 12th conference)
|Scott Hartnell||Ryan Johansen||Corey Tropp|
|Matt Calvert||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Alexander Wennberg||Artem Anisimov||Marko Dano|
|Jack Skille||Mark Letestu||Jared Boll|
|Jack Johnson||David Savard|
|Fedor Tyutin||Cody Goloubef|
|Kevin Connauton||James Wisniewski|
(24-22-10, 58 Points; 5th Division, 10th Conference)
|Brayden Schenn||Claude Giroux||Jakub Voracek|
|Matt Read||Sean Couturier||Wayne Simmonds|
|Ryan White||Michael Raffl||R.J. Umberger|
|Chris VandeVelde||Pierre-Edouard Bellemare||Vincent Lecavalier|
|Nick Schultz||Mark Streit|
|Nicklas Grossmann||Braydon Coburn|
|Michael Del Zotto||Luke Schenn|
PHI - 1-1-2
CBJ - 3-1-0
11/14/14 - Columbus 4 at Philadelphia 3
11/22/14 - Columbus 2 at Philadelphia 4
12/09/14 - Philadelphia 2 at Columbus 3 (OT)
02/13/15 - Philadelphia 3 at Columbus 4 (OT)
02/17/15 - Columbus at Philadelphia
Head to Head Stats
|2.66 (20)||GPG||2.56 (23)|
|2.79 (23)||GAPG||3.13 (26)|
|23.5% (3)||PP%||22.1% (6)|
|75.7% (28)||PK%||80.4% (20)|
|Wayne Simmonds, 21||G leader||Nick Foligno, 22|
|Jakub Voracek, 42||A leader||Nick Foligno / Ryan Johansen, 30|
|Jakub Voracek, 60||Pts leader||Nick Foligno, 52|
|Zac Rinaldo, 75||PIM leader||Scott Hartnell, 78|
|2/15 @ Buffalo, W 2-1||Last Game||2/14 @ NY Islanders, L 6-3|