Found December 24, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch, The Blue Jackets have mastered the art of faltering in crucial moments. They are an NHL-worst 8-11-3 when leading or tied after two periods. The Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks have a league-low nine victories. They are the first Western Conference teams with fewer than 10 victories by Christmas since the 2005-06 St. Louis Blues. “The biggest thing to me is the embarrassment of allowing it to happen to us,” Arniel said. “How you cannot be embarrassed as a pro athlete or coach when you have to walk out in front of the fans and see your family and talk to people around the league — I’m so mad, so upset. “I don’t want to ruin (the holiday) for my family. But the status quo isn’t working. I’ll talk to the (assistant coaches) and to (general manager) Scott (Howson) and we’ll deal with things moving forward.” more

Underachieving Carter, Nash split up, succeed

The arrival of Jeff Carter in a blockbuster trade this summer was expected to give Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash an All-Star caliber linemate. It was supposed to give the Jackets a 1-2 punch that could rival Datsyuk-Zetterberg in Detroit and Thornton-Marleau in San Jose. But like so many other of the Blue Jackets' plans heading into this season, the Carter-Nash coupling has...

Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Forward Dane Byers to AHL's Springfield Falcons

Tweet COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Dane Byers to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club Executi...

Why are the Columbus Blue Jackets doing nothing?

December 2, 2011 – The Columbus Blue Jackets take a 2-1 lead into the 2nd intermission against the Edmonton Oilers, then surrender five (5) 3rd period goals on their way to a 6-3 loss. December 8, 2011 – The Blue Jackets carry a 3-1 lead against a fragile, for one of the few times in their history, Nashville Predators late into the 3rd period.  However, the Predators score 2...

For Trotz, Columbus lead “came too easy”

The Columbus Blue Jackets still have never won back-to-back contests at Bridgestone Arena. On Thursday night, in front of a sold out home crowd, the Nashville Predators erased two three-goal deficits to beat the Blue Jackets 6-5. Mike Fisher opened scoring for Nashville at the 12:29 mark of the first period with a power play tally. It was Fisher’s 7th goal of the season. Jeff Carter...

Crushing Loss For Blue Jackets

from Shawn Mitchell of Puck-Rakers, This one was soul-crusher. Martin Erat swung the hammer. He scored on a breakaway with 8.4 seconds remaining in the game. Of course he did. “When you score four power-play goals, with a lead like that in a visiting building…we made plays like we’ve never played the game before,” Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. Carter was not around...

The Morning After Round-Up: Predators 6, Blue Jackets 5

The Columbus Blue Jackets woke up this morning and are still asking themselves what happened last night in Smashville. They were up by three goals twice and still managed to go home with their tails tucked between their legs with a 6-5 loss.Ryan Johansen, who had two goals for the Jackets lamented, "It’s not the first time we’ve had a couple goal lead and we’ve ended up...

One more thing: Special teams roller coaster in win

Last night’s 6-5 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets obviously didn’t come easy. The Predators’ penalty kill was put in a tough spot in the first period when Brian McGrattan was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for his hit on Columbus’ Jared Boll. The penalty kill didn’t respond well, as they gave up three unanswered power play goals to the Jackets...

Preds ‘stay with it’ in 6-5 comeback win over Columbus

Predators head coach Barry Trotz sat down at the podium after the game and simply said: “Wow.” It was one of those games.Two weeks after stunning the Blue Jackets in Columbus with a late comeback, the Predators did it again tonight against the very same opponent. The Jackets held leads of 4-1 and 5-2, but the Preds clawed back and used another dramatic third period to claim...

Thursday’s Three Stars: Carter’s hat trick wasted; Wild lose sixth

No. 1 Star: Jeff Carter, Columbus Blue Jackets Jeff Carter notched his first hat trick as a member of the Blue Jackets, scoring three times in the first period as the Jackets roared out to a 4-1 lead versus the Nashville Predators. Unfortunately, Columbus couldn't hold that lead. Nashville tied the game at 5 late in the third and won it 6-5 with only eight seconds to go in regulation...

Nashville edges Columbus on Martin Erat's late goal, 6-5

His score with 8.4 seconds remaining brings Predators back from a 5-2 deficit against the Blue Jackets.His score with 8.4 seconds remaining brings Predators back from a 5-2 deficit against the Blue Jackets.

Barter for Carter?

NO…  It’s been a tricky season for the bleach-blonde former philly philanderer.  I think that’s how you spell philanderer.  Anyway Hat Tricks always get my attention so Jeff Carter gets top billing tonight despite his less than stellar season thus far.  I don’t think this game means he’s back, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.  I (and most other analysts) knew the...

Preds beat Blue Jackets in instant classic…

When was the last time the Nashville Predators allowed five goals in the first two periods and still won? Exactly. In front of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators did just that, overcoming four Columbus Blue Jackets power play goals to beat the visitors in regulation, 6-5. It’s Nashville’s sixth win in their last seven and Columbus’ fourth loss in a row. Additionally...

Video- Someone Tell Me What Brian McGrattan Was Thinking?

5 minutes for interference and a game misconduct for this hit on Jared Boll. The hit is at the very beginning of this game highlights video.

An Epic Comeback Win Over Columbus, But Questions Now Surface

Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Down 4-1 before the end of the first period and already giving up a hat trick, Nashville was in trouble with 40 minutes left to play. However, clawing back from two 3-goal deficits down 4-1 and 5-2, the Predators came back to tie the game with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation and won it with only 9 seconds to go in the game...

Martin Erat's goal with 8.4 seconds left rallies Predators to 6-5 win over Blue Jackets

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