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from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
The Blue Jackets finished one point out of the playoffs. Former GM Scott Howson's rule did not come back to bite them; they would have lost out to the Wild in the previous tie-breaker scenario (total wins), too.
But this one stings. It stings for many because of the way this team played: so tough, so resilient, so full of passion and energy, even in a season when a compressed schedule made hamburger of their groins.
About two hours after last night's game ended, three mini-dozers came through the Zamboni entrance and started ripping up the ice, always a depressing scene.
Another hockey season has ended in Columbus ... but this was not like so many of the others.
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NHLTags: Anthony StolarzColumbus Blue JacketsLondon KnightsPortland WinterhawksSergei BobrovskyIt’s difficult to look back at the trade of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets and not stir a little.
Bobrovsky is the frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy, the annual award bestowed upon the best goaltender of the regular...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the Columbus Blue Jackets spectacular run this season has proven anything, its this: When theres a winning product on the ice, Columbus fans will come. And they did it in stunning fashionSaturday night as a sell-out crowd of 19,002 gathered in Nationwide Arena to watch their boys beat the Nashville Predators 3-1.
The hearty group, which was quieted in the second...
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Whatever happens, the Jackets have written one of the best stories of this truncated season. Their goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky, is the front-runner for the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender) and is integral to the script. Yet the cast is large and the tale seems pure fantasy.
Since Feb. 26, when they had the worst record in the...
In the Columbus Blue Jackets final game of the regular season and a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the line, Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky did everything in his power to keep their season alive. Bobrovsky made seven saves in a matter of a few seconds in order to keep the game at tied at 0-0 and secured his spot as a Vezina Trophy Finalist. There was complete chaos...
Many players eliminated from playoff contention will head to Europe in order to compete in the World Championships, which begin May 3rd. Former Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jackets forward, Marian Gaborik, will not be one of them.
Gaborik did not pass his end-of-the-year medical examination with the Blue Jackets and therefore will not compete for Slovakia, according to Slovakia...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets capped a remarkable turnaround with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
But despite that win, Columbus was eliminated from the playoff race when the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche later on Saturday to earn the final postseason spot in the Western Conference...
The Columbus Blue Jackets fell just short of a spot in the 2013 NHL playoffs. How close were they? As close as you can be without actually clinching a spot. The Blue Jackets ended the year with a 24-17-7 record and 55 points, matching the Minnesota Wild's total. Minnesota held the tiebreaker by having a larger number of wins in regulation and overtime, giving them the final playoff...
Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets capped a remarkable turnaround with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
But despite that win, Columbus was eliminated from the playoff race when the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche later on Saturday to earn the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Todd Richards got up on Sunday morning and the sun didn't come out. He wasn't surprised.
"In a lot of different ways it was raining," the Columbus Blue Jackets' coach said.
A day after barely missing the playoffs, Columbus players, management and coaching staff were pleased with their strong finish while distraught they didn't accomplish...
(Photo by: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
The Columbus Blue Jackets will not be making the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second time in their club’s history, despite defeating the Nashville Predators 3-1 in their season finale. With the Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings winning, it left the Blue Jackets on the outside looking in.
Nationwide Arena was loud...
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It was a “must win” situation for the Columbus Blue Jackets with a chance to get into the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the line. When it came in their final divisional match-up against a team that has walked all over them since their inception, they made it count.
Brandon Dubinsky scored a goal and an assist while stellar netminder Sergei Bobrovsky...
The Nashville Predators faceoff against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final time as divisional opponents Saturday night in their season finales. Columbus looks to clinch a playoff spot with a win and some help, while Nashville wants to play spoiler. The Predators are 16-22-9 with 41 points and 14th in the Western Conference. The Blue Jackets are 9th in the West with 53 points...
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have to win this game for consideration in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They also need Minnesota and/or Detroit to lose their remaining games and Columbus has the possibility to get as high as the 7th spot in the West.
The Predators have the ability to get a pick between 3rd and 6th in the upcoming draft. By losing...