Ducks Vs. Blue Jackets: Anaheim Hosts Columbus

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 Ducks and Blue Jackets have split two games this season.

The Anaheim Ducks continue their homestand Friday night as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Ducks were 9-1-1 in an 11-game stretch before getting hammed 6-2 at home Wednesday night by the Dallas Stars.

"When you raise your own bar by the standards ... that I thought our team had set, we weren't anywhere near as good as we should be," coach Bruce Boudreau told the Associated Press. "We had a lot of shots, but we didn't have a lot of second shots. We lost battles, and when you lose 1-on-1 battles, you lose games."

The Blue Jackets enter Friday night with the worst record in the NHL. Columbus has lost six straight games and seven straight road contests. They are 4-15-2 in their last 21 games. The Ducks and Blue Jackets have split two games this season.

Friday night's 7 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on Ducks hockey, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.

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