2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets season

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2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets
Division 4th Metropolitan
Conference 7th Eastern
2017–18 record 45–30–7
Home record 26–12–3
Road record 19–18–4
Goals for 242
Goals against 230
Team information
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Nick Foligno
Alternate captains Brandon Dubinsky (Oct-Jan)
Boone Jenner
Jack Johnson
Arena Nationwide Arena
Minor league affiliate(s) Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
Team leaders
Goals Artemi Panarin (27)
Assists Artemi Panarin (55)
Points Artemi Panarin (82)
Penalties in minutes Nick Foligno (50)
Plus/minus Artemi Panarin (+23)
Wins Sergei Bobrovsky (37)
Goals against average Sergei Bobrovsky (2.42)

The 2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets season was the 18th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997.[1]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
4 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
5 x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
6 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
7 New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
8 New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 82 49 26 7 46 259 239 +20 105
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 29 6 45 272 250 +22 100
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 26 14 40 251 243 +8 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 54 23 5 48 296 236 +60 113
2 x – Boston Bruins 82 50 20 12 47 270 214 +56 112
3 x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 49 26 7 42 277 232 +45 105
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 45 30 7 39 242 230 +12 97
2 ME x – New Jersey Devils 82 44 29 9 39 248 244 +4 97
3 AT Florida Panthers 82 44 30 8 41 248 246 +2 96
4 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 33 228 256 −28 83
5 ME New York Islanders 82 35 37 10 32 264 296 −32 80
6 ME New York Rangers 82 34 39 9 31 231 268 −37 77
7 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 30 39 13 25 217 255 −38 73
8 AT Montreal Canadiens 82 29 40 13 27 209 264 −55 71
9 AT Ottawa Senators 82 28 43 11 26 221 291 −70 67
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 25 45 12 24 199 280 −81 62
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The preseason schedule was published on June 19, 2017.[2]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season schedule was released on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

as of April 23, 2018[4]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Sergei Bobrovsky 65 65 3,911:34 37 22 6 158 2.42 1993 .920 5 0 2 0
Joonas Korpisalo 18 17 1048:49 8 8 1 58 3.32 564 .897 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Sergei Bobrovsky 6 6 415:27 2 4 22 3.66 221 .900 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Blue Jackets. Statistics reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Statistics reflect time with the Blue Jackets only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Transactions[edit]

The Blue Jackets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.