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Blue Jackets look for franchise-record sixth straight home win

Jan 15, 2008 - 2:19 PM Vancouver (25-16-4) at Columbus (21-18-6) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Throughout their short history, the Columbus Blue Jackets have never enjoyed much of a home ice advantage. That is starting to change.

Nikolai Zherdev looks to lead the Blue Jackets to their sixth consecutive victory at Nationwide Arena when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Zherdev, who leads the club with 19 assists, has four goals and nine points over Columbus' previous four home games. The 23-year-old Ukrainian was held pointless over the team's four-game road trip from January 2-8.

Pascal Leclaire made 26 saves Saturday and Zherdev scored the only goal in the shootout to lead the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators.

The Canucks have already beaten the Blue Jackets, 4-1, in Columbus this season on October 21 and blanked them, 2-0, in Vancouver on November 29.

Roberto Luongo made 26 saves en route to his third straight shutout in their most recent meeting. The 28-year-old netminder is 5-2-2 with a 1.65 goals-against average and four shutouts in his career against Columbus.

Luongo stopped 19 shots Sunday while Daniel Sedin collected a goal and two assists to lead Vancouver to a 4-3 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 1 0 2
    COLUMBUS 2 1 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) RON HAINSEY 5 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, DAVID VYBORNY)
    2:07
    COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 18 (MICHAEL PECA) 6:50
    VAN - KRIS BEECH 6 (BYRON RITCHIE, AARON MILLER) 16:53
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 22 (HENRIK SEDI

    Jan 15 9:24 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 1 2
    COLUMBUS 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) RON HAINSEY 5 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, DAVID VYBORNY)
    2:07
    COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 18 (MICHAEL PECA) 6:50
    VAN - KRIS BEECH 6 (BYRON RITCHIE, AARON MILLER) 16:53
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 22

    Jan 15 8:34 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    COLUMBUS 3
    2ND PRD: COB - JASON CHIMERA 7 (DAN FRITSCHE, MANNY MALHOTRA) 16:43

    Canucks vs. Blue JacketsJan 15 8:28 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    COLUMBUS 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 22 (HENRIK SEDIN, SAMI SALO) 13:18
    (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Canucks vs. Blue JacketsJan 15 8:23 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 1 1
    COLUMBUS 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) RON HAINSEY 5 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, DAVID VYBORNY)
    2:07
    COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 18 (MICHAEL PECA) 6:50
    VAN - KRIS BEECH 6 (BYRON RITCHIE, AARON MILLER) 16:53
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD

    Jan 15 7:44 PM


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    VANCOUVER 1
    COLUMBUS 2
    1ST PRD: VAN - KRIS BEECH 6 (BYRON RITCHIE, AARON MILLER) 16:53

    Canucks vs. Blue JacketsJan 15 7:40 PM


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    VANCOUVER 0
    COLUMBUS 2
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 18 (MICHAEL PECA) 6:50

    Canucks vs. Blue JacketsJan 15 7:23 PM


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    VANCOUVER 0
    COLUMBUS 1
    1ST PRD: COB - (PP) RON HAINSEY 5 (NIKOLAI ZHERDEV, DAVID VYBORNY)
    2:07

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