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Somewhere in the skies between Pittsburgh and Columbus late Monday, Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson could tell his linemate, center Brandon Dubinsky, was ready to make amends for his mistake.
Late in a 2-1 loss to the Penguins, Dubinsky was ejected for arguing with NHL officials, keeping him in the dressing room while the Blue Jackets tried in vain to mount a comeback.
“We talked about it on the plane; he and I sit next to each other,” Atkinson said. “He was upset about (Monday) night. As soon as he got to the rink today, he was pretty jacked up to play. You could tell by his emotion, the way he was talking before the game.”
It must have been contagious.
Dubinsky and Atkinson each had the first four-point games of their careers, scoring a flurry of goals early in the second and third periods to help the Blue Jackets overcome an early two-goal deficit and beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 before an announced crowd of 11,905 at Nationwide Arena.
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Nikita Nikitin, a defenseman playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, has told R-Sport he refuses to learn English. I don't agree with it but with three Russian teammates in Columbus I can understand his logic. Artem Anisimov, Sergei Bobrovsky and Fedor Tyutin are there to help him on and off the ice.It probably doesn't make for any good team...
The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional sports team that plays in the National Hockey League. If you're a regular viewer of SportsCenter, you may not be aware of this fact. You're not alone, though. Not even SportsCenter's most dominating personalities are aware of this fact.
The NHL doesn't get much love on SportsCenter, and the Blue Jackets are perhaps...
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Nikita Nikitin, a defenseman playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, has told R-Sport he refuses to learn English as he can always rely on fellow Russian teammates.
Nikitin has played in the NHL since 2010 but admitted – in Russian – that “my English isn’t getting any better.”
Russians in the NHL are regularly...
As unenthused as I was at the beginning of last week, it proved to be a week of relative greatness for the Columbus Blue Jackets (12-15-3). The team managed to shut out both the Tampa Bay Lightning (17-10-2) and the Minnesota Wild (18-9-5). And while they had a tough 2-1 loss last night against the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-1), they played tough through out the entire game and it...
Nick Foligno scored the game-winning goal with 91 seconds left when Ryan Johansen's shot went in off his skate, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Cam Atkinson had two goals and two assists, Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and three assists and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have won their last four at...
"I think we're building something here. It kind of reminds me of our team last year. We finally found out what's working for us, and we're playing our game and playing to our strengths."
That was Columbus winger Matt Calvert talking about his team's play the past three games, two shutout wins, followed by the tough one-goal loss in Pittsburgh Tuesday night...
Tuesday night the Devils fell to the Blue Jackets in what was perhaps the strangest and most unpredictable game of the season.
Despite the Devils' well noted struggles to score goals and the fact the Blue Jackets were in the second game of a back-to-back situation, the game was much more run-and-gun style than it was a defensive struggle - which is what we all expected.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have sidelined defenseman James Wisniewski for at least two games with an upper-boy injury suffered in their Friday night victory over the Minnesota Wild.The nature of the injury wasn't made clear, but original indications were that Wisniewski could miss a week, though that has been amended to missing just Monday night's 2-1 loss to the Penguins...
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Tonight marks the return of two former Rangers and fan favorites: Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov. Both were sent to Columbus after the 2012 playoff run for Rick Nash, and one (Dubinsky) has been very vocal about wanting to stick it to the Rangers tonight. Tonight is also the first time Nash will face his former team. Marian Gaborik (sent...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (12-13-6) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (12-15-3)
Road/Home records - 7-8-3 -------------- 7-7-1
TV - MSG Plus, FS-O
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Blue Jackets 1-0
Last 10: Devils 4-5-1 / Blue Jackets 5-5-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur vs Curtis McElhinney
Goals for/against per game
Columbus - 2.40/2.70
New Jersey - 2.23...
Following a two year stint in Division IA, the Norwegians are back and hoping to stick full time after a promotion during the 2013 World Juniors. Highlighting the 2014 squad is forward Markus Søberg, a 2013 sixth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets has 13 goals and 22 points in 19 games with Frölunda Gothenburg in Sweden, as well as potential 2014 NHL draft picks Mattias [...]
Whenever the biggest story coming out of a game is Marc-Andre Fleury missing his first NHL goal by six inches, it probably means that the Penguins won. Columbus is second to last in the Metropolitan Division and their missing Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky. They are also without Marian Gaborik and Nathan Horton. To add…