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Young goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has found a comfortable place to play hockey without an extremely hostile environment pouring the pressure on to make the playoffs. Before coming to Columbus, Bobrovsky was a wash up out of Philadelphia. There were low expectations for him, and also the entire Blue Jackets' organization. However, that appears to be the reason for their success.
Steve Mason was supposed to be the starting goalie entering this season, but Bobrovsky impressed the coaching staff so much during training camp, it was a shoe in for him to be the starter. Now, since Mason was traded at the trade deadline to the Flyers, Bobrovsky will now be the full starter to drive his team to the playoffs.
The 24 year old has completely turned his game around and in each game, he appears to be gaining confidence in every start.
Bobrovsky is quite the athletic goaltender. When in panic situations, he can easily make any necess...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.
The 28-year-old Letestu has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins in November 2011.
This season, he has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three...
Blue Jackets trade Steve Mason to Flyers. #transactions2013
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) April 3, 2013
#CBJ G Steve Mason confirms to The Dispatch he's been traded to Flyers. Trade call with league is pending.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 3, 2013
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says JT Miller was recalled back to the Rangers after being assigned to the Whale this morning. Gross adds that Miller will NOT be in the line-up tonight vs. the Penguins.
Meanwhile, Katie Strang at ESPN reports that Derick Brassard is en route to New York and could be here before game time.
...what an absolutely wacky day.
COLUMBUS - Standing comfortably in a light colored t-shirt and jeans today, Mark Letestu appeared relaxed and relieved.
Things have been going in the right direction, he quipped to the media scrum at Nationwide Arena Tuesday, where the Columbus Blue Jackets held an optional skate in the Ice Haus.
As the trade deadline hangs uncomfortably over the heads of players in every club, Letestu...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen wants to add some offensive firepower to his resurgent club, but he doesn’t want to trade a player off the current roster or give up a significant part of the club’s future.
“We’re looking to add,” Kekalainen said last night. “We’ve put into play one of our first-round picks, the...
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Michael Leighton in a deal of backup goalies.
Mason was stuck behind Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus and was 3-6-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. In 232 games over five seasons with the Blue Jackets, Mason has a record of 96-99-27 with a 2.90 GAA, .903 save percentage...
New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. In exchange, the Rangers will reportedly receive forwards Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore.Marian Gaborik will and major scoring touch to Columbus. This move should replace some of the talent lost in the Rick Nash deal.
Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 of the third period and added an assist in his debut Thursday night with Columbus, helping the Blue Jackets beat the Predators 3-1 for a rare win in Nashville.
The Blue Jackets won for just the seventh time in Nashville and the second time this season in this series between Central Division rivals. Matt Calvert also had a goal and...
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,
Loser: Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers traded Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus last season – and now Bobrovsky is playing so well, he is a candidate for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender. One theory: Bobrovsky is playing without the kind of pressure there is in Philadelphia. So now the Flyers have acquired a goaltender from...
The St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets each have managed to string together victories at the appropriate time.
With both in the mix for a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference and looking to continue their recent success, the Blues try for a third straight win over the visiting Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Fourth-line winger Adam Cracknell scored his first two...
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The Nashville Predators started the post-Martin Erat era with a 3-1 loss to Central Division rival Columbus Blue Jackets. This win snapped allowed Columbus to record their first regulation win at Bridgestone Arena since 2006.
It was quite the goaltending dual as Pekka Rinne and Sergei Bobrovsky were trying to one up each...