Posted April 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
If things keep going the way they have, several of the Columbus Blue Jackets will have big problems trying to grow a playoff beard. The team that relies so heavily on youngsters was 5-12-2 on Feb. 24, but has gone 17-5-5 since. The Blue Jackets - 30th of the 30 teams in the NHL just two months ago - hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into Tuesday's games. With only two games left they're one point ahead of the Detroit Red Wings, who have three games remaining. The Blue Jackets have done it by trusting in ''Bob'' - goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky - and coming up with a star a night to make a big play.

Blue Jackets season ticket sales strong; Saturday not sold out

The Columbus Blue Jackets Chief Marketing Officer John Browne said today that the clubs final home game and season finale Saturday night versus the Nashville Predators isnt sold outyet. Were definitely expecting a great crowd, he said of the Jackets 7 p.m. game at Nationwide Arena that could very well be the game that clinches the clubs second playoff berthor could be the end to...

Comeau starting to feel at home on the road

Call it his second chance to make a first impression. When Blake Comeau was acquired from the Calgary Flames for a fifth-round pick on the NHL trade deadline day April 3, he didnt make an immediate splash. Actually, he didnt make an immediate anything, as he had to sit in Canada until his immigration paperwork was processed and missed the Blue Jackets game in Nashville the night...

Matt Calvert Signs Extension With Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Matt Calvert to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. “Matt is a dynamic young winger that plays with great tenacity at both ends of the ice and we look forward to his continued...

Calvert signs 2-year extension with Blue Jackets

Left wing Matt Calvert, a valuable forechecker with the Columbus Blue Jackets, has signed a two-year contract extension that will pay him almost $1 million a season through 2014-15. The 23-year-old left wing is currently out with a broken index finger on his right hand and is expected to miss the club's final two regular-season games. He is one of the reasons the Blue Jackets...

Hey Detroit - Play Like The Blue Jackets And You'll Be Fine

Didn't that feel good?  The Wings not only won, but won by scoring 4 goals.  FOUR!  Remember when that was our average per game?   Ahh the good ol' days.   Yesterday was a day when everyone played hard.  The kid line looked stupid fast and furious. Franzen actually moved his feet towards the net!  Abdelkader threw his body around so much I actually thought...

Blue Jackets continue to defy the odds, and belief

Admit it, you cant stop pinching yourself, and, seriously, who can blame you? It was March 1st, and the only things your Columbus Blue Jackets could claim were excellent effort and playing really good teams really tough. The problem then, though, was the Blue Jackets kept losing those tough, close games, to the tune of a record of 5-12-4 through the 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks...

Jackets' stunning run earns respect for city

COLUMBUS, OH - From the press box high above the main concourse and within spitball distance of the new scoreboard, the ice in Nationwide Arena isnt much different than it was a few years ago. In fact, for David Pagnotta, its nearly the same as it has been for any of the times hes been in Columbus over the past few years, watching the Columbus Blue Jackets from just above section...

Blue Jackets Re-Sign Matt Calvert To A Two-Year Contract Extension by   TheHockeyHouse

Columbus Press Release COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Matt Calvert to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. “Matt is a dynamic young winger that plays with great tenacity at both ends of the ice and [...]

Blue Jackets-Stars Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets had the fewest points in the NHL when they last faced the Dallas Stars. Now they can end the Stars' playoff chances and improve their own Thursday night in Dallas. The NHL's worst team last season with 65 points, the Blue Jackets (22-17-7) are pushing for their second postseason appearance and first since 2009 due to an impressive two-month turnaround...
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