Posts Tagged ‘nhl premiere


European Exhibition – MALMO REDHAWKS

The Blue Jackets play their first ever European Exhibition game this afternoon against the Malmo Redhawks.

Gotta love Google Translate on a day like today.

1:00pm EST, Malmo Arena

Game not available on television, will be streamed live on

From the Malmo Website:

Looks like a pretty nice arena, and nearly brand new. I’m going to try to watch as much as possible on the NHL website this afternoon, because the International Ice should present a bit of a different challenge for the Jackets.

The Cannon has a great game primer for all of us who aren’t taking the time to write about a bunch of players you’ve never heard of. Be sure to give it a read. The one in-game story you should take note of is that Jackets prospect Anton Blomqvist will be playing against his parent club. Hopefully there are no rookie-camp rivalries still brewing.

If you did not hear, the NHL Network (USA) announced that Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks will be broadcast live at 3:00pm Saturday. This was an expected move, but one that needs to be shared.

After today, the games count.

Go Jackets


Pre-season game 3, Pittsburgh Penguins

The Jackets enter their 3rd pre-season game of the year with few questions answered. Judging the goals against Steve Mason or Mathieu Garon is not really fair to do, considering the defensive line-ups in front of them. Tonight Garon will get a good chance to have another good game with an almost complete blue-line in front of him. Thinking back to Wednesday’s game where Sieve Mason gave up 2 goals, look at the line-up in front of him. Only 2 NHL regulars from last season.

Via Puck-rakers, here is tonight’s line-up for the Blue Jackets:

F1: Kristian Huselius – Antoine Vermette – Tomas Kubalik
F2: R.J. Umberger – Kyle Wilson – Chad Kolarik
F3: Ethan Moreau – Sammy Pahlsson – Mike Blunden
F4: Tom Sestito – Andrew Murray – Chris Clark

D1: Rostislav Klesla – Anton Stralman
D2: Grant Clitsome – Mike Commodore
D3: Marc Methot – Cody Goloubef

G1: Mathieu Garon
G2: David LeNeveu

Extras: Jonathan Sigalet, D; Dalton Prout, D.

A smattering of NHL talent will be on display for the Jackets, and the potential 3rd line to start the year will be on display. 9 of 12 forwards played in the NHL regularly last season, and 5 of the 6 d-men played for the big club last year too.

And also via Puck-rakers, here is tonight’s Penguins line-up:

Forward: Mark Letestu, Chris Kunitz, Dustin Jeffrey, Mike Rupp, Chris Conner, Mike Comrie, Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Craig Adams, Eric Godard, Nick Johnson, Arron Asham.

Defense: Alex Goligoski, Deryk Engelland, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Steve Wagner, Robert Bortuzzo.

Goaltender: Brent Johnson, John Curry.

The Pens are definitely dressing a gritty line-up with the likes of Rupp, Cooke, Godard and Asham, those who love fights should enjoy watching the Jackets and Penguins go at it tonight.

By the way, I received my pre-season NHL Shop catalog and noticed these kinda cool shirts for the NHL Premiere Games in Sweden:

Go Jackets.

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