Catching Up With Old Friends, Part II

Unless I missed someone, there are no former Blue Jackets playing in the Stanley Cup Final match-up of Chicago and Boston.* (Adam McQuaid was drafted by the Jackets, but never saw the ice for the CBJ.) So here’s a final look at how the Columbus alumni did in the playoffs…

*A couple observant Twitter followers have pointed out that Aaron Johnson signed with the Bruins, which is true. The reason he isn’t included here is that he hasn’t played since March 30th, and so has not playoff stats. Basically, Johnson played so little this season, the team felt like they needed to send him down to the AHL for conditioning, but they also didn’t want to risk losing him via waivers. He’s been caught in a kind of hockey limbo as a result. If he should somehow crack the lineup in the Finals, this will obviously change things. Man, though, you guys are on the ball!

NYR Derick Brassard
2 goals, 1 game-winner, 10 assists, +1, 50.0% in the faceoff circle

NYR Rick Nash
1 goal, 4 assists, +3, a team-leading 42 shots

NYR Anton Stralman
10 shots, +1, 21:06 minutes a game

NYR Derek Dorsett
1 assist, 28 penalty minutes, 13 shots

LAK Jeff Carter
6 goals, 7 assists, +6, a team leading 14 penalty minutes

WSH Jason Chimera
1 goal, 2 assists, +1, 4 penalty minutes

OTT Marc Methot
1 goal, 4 assists, +1, 22:44 a game

ANA Francois Beauchemin
a team-leading 25:22 a game

SJS Raffi Torres
1 game-winning, overtime goal; saw his season end with a suspension for a hit on Jarrett Stoll

VAN Tom Sestito
2 penalty minutes in the one game in which he played

NYI Radek Martinek
played in 2 games, registered a -2

MIN Mike Rupp
12 penalty minutes, -3

MIN Zenon Konopka
played in 2 games, registered a -2

MTL Mike Blunden
10 penalty minutes in the one game he played

Blue Jackets record against…

Non-playoff teams: 12-6-2
Playoff teams: 12-11-5
Teams in the Conference Quarterfinals: 5-6-2
Teams that advanced into Round Two: 7-5-3
Teams in the Conference Finals: 0-5-2
Vs. Stanley Cup Final bound Blackhawks: 0-2-2; a combined series score of 10-6 in favor of Chicago

UPDATE: A quick check shows that this is the first Stanley Cup Final since the 2010 battle between the Flyers and Blackhawks that did not feature a skater who had played for Columbus.


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