Found December 27, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch, There’s a heavy cloud around the Blue Jackets these days. The season is lost. They’re playing out the string before the season is half-over. The mood, it seems, is one of waiting and wondering when something is going to happen to shake the franchise to its core. The losses are piling up like shredded Christmas paper. The latest installment in the lost season was a 4-1 loss to Chicago before 21,645 in United Center…. Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason was not the best player. He stopped 18 of 22 shots. But he was not helped by his compatriots, either. The Blue Jackets play in their own zone was something akin to a third-grade candy scramble. “I’m not sure how it happens,” Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. “We should have five against five in the zone. They get somebody loose, they get the easy look and they score. “We’re back to making the mistakes we were making early in the year. It’s an area we had improved o...

Late game collapses plague Blue Jackets

If the Blue Jackets have mastered anything this season, it's the ability to turn early game success into late game misery and apparent victories into continuing heartbreak. The Jackets have lost six times this season when leading after two periods, five of them in regulation. They lead the NHL in third-period collapses. "It's something we have to get over," Blue...

Blue Jackets denied in shootout loss to Flames

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jarome Iginla scored Calgary's only goal in regulation and then had the only score in the shootout to give the Flames a 2-1 victory over Columbus on Tuesday night and extend the Blue Jackets' losing streak to six games. Iginla, who scored in the third period to tie it 1-1, went first for the Flames in the shootout after Mark Letestu failed to score...

Hawks Slide Past Blue Jackets 4-1

The sad thing is that Columbus comes back to Chicago one more time, which means that 20,000 people will have to pay to watch that dreck again. After four days off, fans feared the Hawks would have a tough time getting the legs going Monday against the Blue Jackets. It was a pretty easy conclusion that the timing wouldn't be there, that passes would miss by an inch or two, and...

Projected Lines: Flames vs. Blue Jackets

Tweet PROJECTED LINES, DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS & GOALTENDERS - The Columbus lines are from their morning skate in Chicago on Monday. Mark Letestu alternated positions on the fourth line so he may draw in on ...

Blue Jackets Celebrate New Year's Eve with In-Game Salute to 200Columbus the Bicentennial

Tweet COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will ring in 2012 with a Bicentennial-themed fireworks show, presented by 200Columbus, inside Nationwide Arena on Sunday, Dec...

Blue Jackets-Stars Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't won on the road in regulation all season. Their chances of breaking through in their next game probably aren't too good with the Dallas Stars' No. 1 goalie set to return. Kari Lehtonen is expected to make his first start in more than a month for the Stars on Thursday night when they look to improve to 3-0 this season against the league...

The Holiday Spirit22 points on December 26 - good enough for worst in the league. Losers of four in a row. Unless someone catches fire, no one will score 30 goals or earn 75 points. There is on regular with a favorable plus/minus rating. The winner: Derek MacKenzie. Our top two players, Nash and Wisniewski, are a combined -37. Steve Mason can only be found on a milk carton these...

Jackets Journal: December 28

Tweet The Blue Jackets did not hold an on-ice practice this morning at Nationwide Arena, but they did get together for off-ice workouts and a team meeting before departing for Da...

Hawks Game Day: Battling Blue Jackets

After a four-day Christmas break, the Chicago Blackhawks are back in action as they face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night at the United Center.

NHL roundup: Blue Jackets lose 6th straight

Jarome Iginla netted Calgary's only goal in regulation and then had the only score in the shoot-out to extend Columbus' losing streak to six games.

Iginla scores in regulation, nets only goal in shootout in Flames' 2-1 win over Blue Jackets

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