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Red Wings begin Cup defense vs. Jackets

Sunday, 04.12.2009 / 11:28 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Red Wings begin Cup defense vs. Jackets
DETROIT – For the first time ever, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and will face the defending champion Red Wings in a best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series, beginning Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Game 2 will also be in Detroit on Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT . Game 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the series are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. EDT. Times for Games 6 and 7 have not yet been announced.

The series will switch Ohio’s capital city for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23 at Nationwide Arena. (See full series schedule below).

The Wings won the season series with their Central Division rivals, 3-2-1.

Geographically, the Blue Jackets are the closest Western Conference rivals to the Red Wings with just 200 miles between JLA and Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus.

With St. Louis winning on Sunday at Colorado, the Blues moved to the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference. St. Louis will face the Vancouver Canucks in a first-round series. The Blues’ win pushed Columbus to No. 7 and Anaheim to No. 8. The Ducks will play West Coast rival San Jose. The other Western series has No. 4 Chicago against No. 5 Calgary.

The Blue Jackets are led by forward and leading scorer Rick Nash, who had 40 goals with 39 assists during the regular-season. They are also paced by an outstanding rookie goalie, Steve Mason, who led the league with 10 shutouts and was second in the league with a 2.29 goals-against average (2.29).


Western Conference Quarterfinal
Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Game Day Date Time Arena TV
Game 1 Thu April 16 7 p.m. Joe Louis Arena FSD, VS, TSN
Game 2 Sat April 18 6 p.m. Joe Louis Arena FSD, TSN
Game 3 Tue April 21 7 p.m. Nationwide Arena FSD, TSN
Game 4 Thu April 23 7 p.m. Nationwide Arena FSD, TSN
*Game 5 Sat April 25 7 p.m. Joe Louis Arena FSD, VS, TSN
*Game 6 Mon April 27 TBA Nationwide Arena FSD, TSN
*Game 7 Wed April 29 TBA Joe Louis Arena FSD, VS, TSN
*If Necessary

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80