Team Recap: 36th-seeded ’13-’14 Columbus Blue Jackets

The 36th-seeded '13-'14 Columbus Blue Jackets

The 36th-seeded ’13-’14 Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Artem Anisimov (C)
    • 11 GP   3* G   2 A   5 P   -1   33 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   3 Stars
  • Cam Atkinson (RW)
    • 11 GP   3* G   1 A   4 P   -5   58* S   1 GWG   0 PIM   3 Stars
  • Sergei Bobrovsky (G)
    • 11 GP   11 GS   5-6-0   3.00 GAA   .922 SV%   0 SO   11* Stars
  • Matt Calvert (LW)
    • 11 GP   2 G   2 A   4 P   -10   28 S   1 GWG   4 PIM   2 Stars
  • Brandon Dubinsky (C)
    • 11 GP   2 G   3 A   5 P   -10   50 S   0 GWG   6 PIM   3 Stars
  • Nick Foligno (LW)
    • 11 GP   2 G   3 A   5 P   +1*   16 S   1 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Matt Frattin (RW)
    • 9 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Marian Gaborik (RW)
    • 11 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   +1*   18 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Nathan Horton (RW)
    • 11 GP   0 G   2 A   2 P   -4   7 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ryan Johansen (C)
    • 11 GP   1 G   5* A   6* P   -7   41 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jack Johnson (D)
    • 11 GP   1 G   1 A   2 P   -4   16 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mark Letestu (C)
    • 10 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Derek MacKenzie (C)
    • 6 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Curtis McElhinney (G)
    • 1 GP   0 GS   0-0-0   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV%   0 SO   0 Stars
  • Ryan Murray (D)
    • 10 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -1   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Nikita Nikitin (D)
    • 11 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -4   14 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Dalton Prout (D)
    • 10 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • David Savard (D)
    • 11 GP   0 G   3 A   3 P   -3   12 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Nick Schultz (D)
    • 11 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -4   6 S   0 GWG   4 PIM   0 Stars
  • Fedor Tyutin (D)
    • 11 GP   1 G   2 A   3 P   -3   7 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • R.J. Umberger (LW)
    • 11 GP   1 G   2 A   3 P   -1   23 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   2 Stars
  • James Wisniewski (D)
    • 11 GP   2 G   4 A   6* P   -4   22 S   2* GWG   10* PIM   2 Stars

* – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 5-6-0
  • Goals Scored: 18 – Fewest by a team that won a round
  • Goals/Game: 1.64 – Lowest by a team that won a round
  • Goals Allowed: 33
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 3.00
  • Shots: 359
  • Shots Allowed: 439
  • Shots/Game: 32.6
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 39.9
  • # of PP’s: 11
  • PPG’s: 0 – 1 of 11 teams to not score a PPG in tournament
  • PP%: 0.0%
  • TSH: 15
  • PPGA: 3
  • PK%: 80.0%
  • Penalties in minutes: 38

The ’13-’14 Columbus Blue Jackets made their Ultimate NHL Playoff debut this year. They were able to match Columbus’ representative from what they accomplished in the inaugural UNP. Winning a series before running into a powerhouse in the Second Round.

First Round:

On the back of two overtime winners and three third-period comebacks, defeated the 29th-seeded ’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes, 4-2

Second Round:

Defeated by 4th-seeded ’73-’74 Boston Bruins, 4-1, but did come score three unanswered goals in the third period of Game 4 to avoid the sweep

In the second full season under head coach Todd Richards, the ’13-’14 Blue Jackets posted a record of 43-32-7, which was good for 93 points and 4th in the new Metropolitan division. The Blue Jackets averaged 2.82 goals per game, which was 13th in the league, and allowed on average 2.63 goals per game, which was 12th. Hockey Reference ranked Columbus’ strength of schedule 23rd in the league while they’re SRS rating of 0.15 ranked them as the 11th best team in the league during the ’13-’14 regular season. The Blue Jackets reached the postseason for only the second time in franchise history that season and despite being eliminated in the First Round by the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games, Columbus did win their first ever playoff game.

Offensively, the Blue Jackets had to rely on their depth without the scoring of a superstar up front. 21-year-old Ryan Johansen was the team’s leading goal-scorer with 33 goals and the team’s overall leading scorer with 63 points. Defenseman James Wisniewski was second behind RyJo in points with 51 points. Artem Anisimov’s 22 goals were second for Columbus with Cam Atkinson being a close third with 21. Wiz was also the team’s leading playmaker with 44 assists while Brandon Dubinsky was second with 34. Duby did lead the team in penalties in minutes with 98 while current Columbus captain, Nick Foligno, was a close second with 96. In goal, Sergei Bobrovsky was fantastic, earning First Team All-Star honors as well as winning the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender that year. He posted a 32-20-5 record with a 2.38 goals against average and a .923 save percentage with five shutouts. Bob also posted the highest Point Share on the team at 12.1 while RyJo was a distant second at 8.6. Wiz had the highest Corsi% at 53.8, closely followed by Blake Comeau, who only appeared in 61 games, with a 53.4.

Up next are the 35th-seeded ’08-’09 Minnesota Wild!

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