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Blue Jackets Opening Day/Night

Images from the Blue Jackets first home date of the season from morning skate to the end of the game. Images courtesy: Dave Maetzold

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    In the overtime Sergei Bobbrovsky stops Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk.
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    First man out for morning skate on the morning of the CBJ home opener vs. Detroit.
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    New season, new team, new attitude.
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    CBJ Defenseman John Moore.
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    CBJ Head Coach Todd Richards.
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    Team stretch.
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    The newest CBJ goaltender; Sergei Bobrovsky.
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    Left to Right: Ryan Johansen, Jared Boll, R.J. Umberger and Cam Atkinson.
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    CBJ defensemen, Fedor Tyutin and David Savard flank Nick Foligno.
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    CBJ forward Matt Calvert
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    CBJ defenseman James Wisniewski.
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    New CBJ forward Nick Foligno.
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    Nikita Nikitin.
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    Jack Johnson cranks up for a slapshot during CBJ morning skate.
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    Three D-men, Wiz, JJ and Nikita.
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    CBJ Team meeting near the end of morning skate.
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    Listening to the coach.
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    Wing on a bike.
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    Coach Richard's morning press conference.
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    Richards answers questions from the Detroit media.
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    Gates open at Nationwide Arena for the first game of the 2012-13 season.
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    Fresh ice for a fresh season.
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    Pre-game skate.
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    The Blue Jackets wore special jersies in pre-game thanking the fans. They were auctioned off during the game.
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    CBJ defenseman Fedor Tyutin.
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    Brandon Dubinsky works against Jame Wisniewski in pre-game
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    Jack Johnson.
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    CBJ players walk through a tunnel of fans prior to the game.
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    Johnson.
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    Derick Brassard follows Derek Dorsett to the ice.
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    R.J. Umberger all business in pre-game
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    New CBJ forward Artem Anisimov.
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    Pre-game introductions for opening night.
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    Johnson.
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    Ryan Johansen
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    Derek MacKenzie before being introduced.
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    Artem Anisimov prepares to step into the special effects.
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    Nick Foligno just prior to his first introduction as a Blue Jacket.
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    The 2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets.
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    CBJ Majority Owner John P. McConnel.
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    CBJ President of Hockey Operations John Davidson.
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    Dublin's own Connor Murphy and Sean Kuraly dropped the ceremonial first puck. Murphy and Kuraly won gold medals as part of Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Russia this fall.
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    CBJ forward R.J. Umberger and Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg shakes hands with Murphy and Kuraly.
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    Todd Richards behind the CBJ bench.
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    Jared Boll hits the glass. Check out the fan just behind him.
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    Nick Foligno moves in on Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard...
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    Foligno, not the puck, winds up in the Detroit net.
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    The new Nationwide Arena scoreboard.
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    The scoreboard's control room.
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    The Jackets celebrate Cam Atkinson's first goal of the season.
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    Face-off at Center Ice.
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    Celebrating Vinny Prospal's first goal of the season.
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    Bobrovsky.
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    Johansen is stopped by Jimmy Howard.
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    Matt Calvert moves in on Howard.
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    Dubinsky and Wisniewski congratulate Bobrovsky for standing tall through 4 rounds of the shoot-out.
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    Matt Calvert signs his jersey before turning it over to a fan.
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    Brandon Dubinsky does the same.
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    James Wisniewski hands his jersey to an appreciative young fan.
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    Jared Boll.
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    Derek MacKenzie.
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    Wiz always leaves 'em smiling.