Found December 03, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Ryan Jones scored his first career hat trick and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a three-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Jordan Eberle, Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 8-3-2 at home. Derek Dorsett had a pair of goals and Mark Letestu also scored as the Blue Jackets lost their third in four games. The Oilers opened the scoring on their first shot of the game just 21 seconds in. With Columbus captain Rick Nash in the penalty box for hooking, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made a long pass through traffic to Eberle, who beat Columbus goalie Curtis Sanford for his 10th goal of the season. After taking over the momentum for the remainder of the period, the Blue Jackets finally tied it up with just over a minute to play as Letestu picked the top corner past Edmonton starter Devan Dubnyk on a two-man advantage. Columbus outshot Edmonton 21-7 in the first period. Columbus went up 2-1 midw...

Oilers C Nugent-Hopkins wins second rookie monthly award

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is proving he was worthy of being the top overall pick in this year's draft. Nugent-Hopkins was named the NHL's rookie of the month for November, claiming the honor for the second time this season. The 18-year-old Nugent-Hopkins had six goals and 10 assists last month to become the first player to win rookie of the month honors...

Huselius finally plays after prodding by coach

Left wing Kristian Huselius made his season debut in Edmonton on Friday. It was a long road back from a frustrating injury suffered over the summer while lifting weights in his native Sweden. "It was nice to be out there," Huselius said. "It's hard. It's going to take some time to get up to speed." Huselius wasn't expecting to return until next week...

Blue Jackets activate forward Huselius

Left wing Kristian Huselius was activated off injured reserve by the Blue Jackets on Friday. Huselius, 33, who missed all of Columbus' 25 games due to a pectoral injury suffered while lifting weights, has 190 goals and 451 points in 660 career games with Florida, Calgary and Columbus. The 47th overall pick in the 1997 draft by the Panthers, Huselius has 58 goals and 142 points...

G26 Jackets at Oilers

The legend of RNH is beginning to find voice through stories. The other day on tsn, it was mentioned that NAS coach Barry Trotz chastised veteran Mike Fisher by saying "you know he's outplaying you!" to which the veteran replied "you know he's pretty good, right?" RNH is among the top 5 scorers in the NHL. Lordy. In the thread below there was some gentle...

Does the Derick Brassard Situation Ring a Bell?

  Derick Brassard, last season’s 1st line center for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the former overall number six pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, has been a ‘healthy scratch’ – a common NHL term for being benched – seven of his previous ten team’s contests until his being inserted into the lineup, last night. While Brassards’s performance has been extremely disappointing...

Rangers Interested in Brassard?

Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun reports that the Rangers, among other teams, are looking at Columbus C Derick Brassard who recently ruffled feathers when his agent Allan Walsh sent out a statement Thursday calling out coach Scott Arniel and demanding a trade.The 24-year-old Brassard has 2g, 2a and is a -10 this season after a career best 17g, 30a last year....assuming Sather has...

Jones gets hat trick to lift Oilers over Columbus

Ryan Jones scored his first career hat trick and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a three-game losing skid with a 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

Pedal to the Metal Columbus!

Good golly Miss Molly! Like a roller coaster this season has been climbing to the top of the hill. The Blue Jacket’s cart has now been speeding down that hill and making all its riders high on adrenaline. With the acquisition of Letestu and Nikitin our luck has changed. Due to Scott Howson’s brilliance these two players meshed so well with our Jackets that they turned their combined...

Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins named NHL's top rookie for second consecutive month

Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November after posting 16 points (six goals,10 assists) in 14 games. Also named the League's top rookie for October, Nugent-Hopkins joins Pittsburgh Pengui...

Smith's goal, assist help Flames run past Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames took their time getting up to full speed against the Edmonton Oilers .

Last-place Blue Jackets get up a boost up front, activate left wing Huselius

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Nikitin, Nash lead Blue Jackets rally over Flames

Rick Nash scored the tying goal with 58 seconds left in regulation and then netted the only goal in the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Nash scores late in regulation, adds SO goal as Blue Jackets surge past Flames 4-3

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Morning Skate: December 3

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Red Wings 4, Sabres 1Wild 4, Devils 2Blackhawks 5, Islanders 4 (SO)Avalanche 3, Blues 2 (SO)Oilers 6, Blue Jackets 3Flyers 4, Ducks 3 (OT)Predictions record: 4-2RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Ryan Jones, EDM (3 goals)2. Jaromir Jagr, PHI (2 goals, 1 assist)3. Jonathan Toews, CHI (1 goal, 1 assist, 1 SO goal)---Tonight’s slate:Canadiens @ Kings...
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