Found October 05, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
The Islanders were able to escape the slop fest that was Friday’s season opener with a 4-3 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. They now get set for their home opener tonight at the coliseum against the Columbus Blue Jackets. There was a lot that went right last night however there was a lot that I’m hoping was due to rust and not problems that will linger for the entire season. Micha...

Hard hitting Columbus Blue Jackets analysis

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who ended their 2012-13 season with a furious 19-5-5 run, narrowly missing the Stanley Cup playoffs but a mere tie-breaker, embark on a new season, in a new conference – Eastern Conference – and division – in the newly-formed Metropolitan Division. On many levels, it has been both a tumultuous and exhilarating past year for the Blue Jackets: the...

Change Of Culture Begins In Columbus

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, On his first day of work with the Blue Jackets last November, John Davidson compared the “brick by brick” construction of the Arena District with the patient, painstaking approach he would use inside Nationwide Arena to rebuild the downtrodden hockey team. That phrase has taken on a life of its own — in the daily lexicon...

Blue Jackets rally for SO win over Islanders

Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno scored 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue...

Blue Jackets rally past Islanders

One night after Columbus had its home opener spoiled, the Blue Jackets wrecked the New York Islanders' first night in front of their fans. The Islanders came in with momentum Saturday after opening their season one night earlier with a shootout win at New Jersey. With a two-goal lead in the third period, New York seemed poised for a 2-0 start as the club seeks to return to...

Dan Petriw: Isles fall to Blue Jackets 3-2

Saturday night featured a game between two teams once separate by a conference but on similar paths up the NHL standings. The Islanders were unable to close the game down after taking a 2-0 lead into the second intermission as the Blue Jackets defeated them 3-2 in a shootout. This Metro Division game against Columbus had the feel of a potential growing rivalry between the two teams...
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