ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 08: Playing in his first NHL game Iiro Tarkki #31 of the Anaheim Ducks tends net against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Honda Center on January 8, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Blue Jackets 7-4 earning Tarkki his first career victory. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Blue Jackets face the Ducks in Anaheim after a controversial finish in Los Angeles, seeking their first road win in seven tries.
It'll probably be easier if the Columbus Blue Jackets just try to outright forget what happened against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. A clock delay with a second left gave the Kings an extra second to play which they used to their advantage, netting the game winner with only four tenths remaining. Of course, the Blue Jackets can't rightly complain too much as their season has been lost for quite some time, Kings victory or not.
The Jackets travel to LA's close cousin the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night looking to sap a rare win on the road out of a Ducks team who have won six out of their last seven games at home. That one loss was a bad one, a 6-2 crushing by the Dallas Stars, but the Ducks are still a solid home team and have been hotter than some teams lately as they've tried to push their way up to a playoff spot.
Columbus on the other hand are ice cold in all regards with seven straight losses on the road to go with 17 out of 21 of their last games ending in the L column.
The game will be at Honda Center in Anaheim at 10:00 PM ET.