Every team in the NHL has now played 41 games in the 2015-2016 NHL regular season.
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Columbus ranks dead last in the NHL with 36 points. They are on pace for at least 70 points by the time the season ends, keeping them close to or at the bottom come April.
The Jackets current leading point scorers (top 3) are Scott Hartnell (31), Brandon Saad (30), and Cam Atkinson (26). By seasons' end, there could be as many as five Blue Jackets with 50 points or more-Hartnell, Saad, Atkinson, Boone Jenner, and Nick Foligno.
The Jackets leading goal scorers are Brandon Saad (16) and Scott Hartnell (15) and Boone Jenner (15). If this holds up, all three guys may be the lone 30 goal scorers on this team this season.
In terms of the goalie stats, Bobrovsky is on pace to lead this squad with 22 wins and 2 shutouts. If he plays better, he may end up with a 0.932 save percentage and a 2.26 goals against.
The Blue Jackets have scored 114 goals and allowed 145 against.
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Kerby Rychel averages 8:28 in ice time. No wonder why he's asking for a trade. He has earned his time and deserves to play more minutes. Plus he has 5 points in 14 games this year.
Columbus has 7 home wins. That is scary to see. It lowers attendance as the team isn't winning at their home building. This needs to be fixed quickly.
Columbus is better on the road. They have nine wins on the road, which helps them get points and scare other fans into thinking this team is good, but their performance at home and their overall record show otherwise.
They play their best against rivals. The Jackets have two wins from Philly, Pitt, and Jersey. They also do well against the Pacific, earning five of their wins from the Yotes (2), Kings, and Sharks.
Their win against Toronto was their first win against the Atlantic this season. That's astonishing because Columbus plays them more than the team's out west. There should be some more familiarity against the Habs, Sens, Bolts, Cats, Leafs, Sabers, and Bruins.
Columbus is 13th in the league with 81.2% on the penalty kill. Columbus is tied 18th in power play with Montreal and New Jersey.
More to come…
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