Found November 20, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
This weekend I caught with Blue Jackets rookie Ryan Johansen to get his thoughts his month in the NHL, the team’s tough start and his experience in the WHL and World Juniors.RLD: A month into your rookie year, how has the experience been for you?Ryan Johansen: It’s been a roller coaster, you could say. There’s been a lot of ups and downs so far. It’s obviously been a tough start to our season, but in the last few games we’ve made a few steps in the right direction. As long as we keep moving forward, things should turn around for us.With the team not playing as well as you’d hoped, how do you stay focused and not let it rattle you?Yeah, we just have to let the past go and look towards the future and the next task at hand. We have to leave all that behind us and we can’t change it. Our focus is just on the game at hand and that’s what our team has been doing ever since we’ve been on this slump. We just don’t want to focus on what happened so far in the season.You’ve scored the f...

Jackets recall York, assign Calvert to Springfield

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Allen York to the roster on emergency recall from the Springfield Falcons, Columbus American Hockey League affiliate and assigned left wing Matt Calvert to Springfield, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Goaltender Steve Mason is listed as day-to-day with an...

Five and a half year losing streak ended

Only Rick Nash could fully appreciate the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime win over Nashville on Saturday, because only Nash had endured the entirety of the misery. The Blue Jackets had lost 17 straight games -- 0-12-5 -- in Nashville before defenseman James Wisniewski scored on a slap shot from the blue line at 2:43 of overtime. "It's a weird feeling in here," Nash...

Blue Jackets C Carter denies asking for trade

Columbus Blue Jackets center Jeff Carter isn't thrilled that his new team is struggling, but denied asking for a trade. "I haven't talked with one single person from RDS (the Canadian media outlet that made the initial report," Carter told the Columbus Dispatch. "I don't know where they came up with that. I haven't said anything or asked for anything...

Blue Jackets 4, Flames 1

Jeff Carter had two goals, Curtis Sanford made 27 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night for their first winning streak in 42 games. Antoine Vermette and Rick Nash also scored, and Vinny Prospal added three assists for the Blue Jackets, who improved 3-1-1 in their last five games, and 2-0-1 in those games with the red-hot Sanford. Nash stopped...

Eklund: Rumor. Montreal serious Interest in Jeff Carter, LA Kings Also? Boston?

There have been many ex-Flyers who find there way to the Canadians, but this one may be the most intriguing to date. The fact is the Canadiens have spent a great deal of time scouting Philly, and there is no secret they know the players more than most.. While I still have yet to confirm Carter has asked for a trade, I do know he would probably accept one to certain cities...and...

HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Hotstove, Ed. 34: Trading Jeff Carter?

Welcome to the Hotstove! As always, I'm your host, Travis Yost. When RDS and other outlets broke news about Jeff Carter - allegedly - wanting out of Columbus, the hockey world went wild. Carter, an enigmatic and mercurial talent, has long been a polarizing hockey player in today's National Hockey League. A guy that can score with the best of 'em, but can also frustrate...

The Morning After Wrap-Up: Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)

No one expected that the Predators 17 game winning streak on home ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets would go on forever and it didn't with Columbus pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime last night at Bridgestone Arena.Last season, on three occasions, I went to the rink on game day against the Jackets just knowing that karma would catch up with the Predators and she laid low...

Preds loss features ‘special teams war’, fortunate bounces

For the first time since Apr. 3, 2006, the Columbus Blue Jackets escaped Nashville with a victory. James Wisniewski’s overtime winner gave the Blue Jackets a 4-3 overtime win over the Predators. It featured multiple lead changes and momentum swings, including on special teams.The Preds’ penalty kill, which had killed off 12 of 13 power plays against in the last four games,...

Carter, Prospal guide Blue Jackets past Flames

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jeff Carter had two goals, Curtis Sanford made 27 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night for their first winning streak in 42 games.

Blue Jackets beat Predators 4-3 in overtime

James Wisniewski scored at 2:43 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Nashville 4-3 on Saturday night for their first road win against the Predators in more than five years.

POST GAME: vs. Calgary

Tweet Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said this morning that newcomers Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski are finally starting to feel comfortable in their surroundings. It prove...

Morning Skate: November 20

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)Smashville 24/7 3 stars of the night:1. James Wisniewski, CBJ (game-winning goal, 1 assist, 5 shots)2. Rick Nash, CBJ (2 assists, 4 shots)3. Shea Weber, NSH (2 assists, 5 shots)Recaps around the blogosphere:Preds On The GlassInside SmashvilleSection 303Puck SceneHockey Night in NashvilleOn The ForecheckPlay of the game:

Carter helps Blue Jackets top Flames 4-1

Jeff Carter had two goals, Curtis Sanford made 27 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Monday night for their first winning streak in 42 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets (3-13-2) at Nashville Predators (10-5-3), 8 p.m. (ET)

A pair of Central Division inhabitants go at it again tonight in the Music City, as the Nashville Predators will resume a five-game homestand versus the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bridgestone Arena.
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