Found April 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Raise your hand if you saw this coming:It was February 26th, a home game against the Dallas Stars. The Columbus Blue Jackets had entered the game with a record of 5-12-2, and hopes for a playoff push were either non-existent or slim at best. In that game, the Blue Jackets showed heart, something that has become a trademark of this group this season. The team came back four times in that game, forcing overtime before losing on a Loui Eriksson goal from the low slot. Since then, since that seminal moment in this incredibly impressive resurgence by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team has gone 15-4-4, heading into another must-win contest against the Ducks of Anaheim. In those 23 games, Columbus has given up 46 goals.Raise your hand if you saw this coming:In that same game against the Stars, Sergei Bobrovsky played a fairly solid game, stopping 34 of 39 shots, many of them good Dallas chances. But the winning goal looked a bit strange. Bobrovsky seemed frozen in time as Eriksson moved from his right to his left and swept home the winning goal. Since then, since that Eriksson goal that moved the Blue Jackets record to 12-5-3, their goaltender has become maybe arguably, maybe not the best goaltender in the NHL. His record since that OT loss vs. the Stars is 14-4-3, with four shutouts, two NHL First Star of the Week awards and one Third Star honor. He is the first Blue Jackets player ever to win two First Star awards in the same season. And right now, he is as elite a goaltender as there is in the world.Raise your hand if you saw this coming:The game after the OTL to the Stars was in Chicago, on March 1st. Columbus found itself in need of a defenseman after John Moore was hurt in the morning skate. Dalton Prout got the call, and after a brutal travel day to the Windy City, joined the team late in the first period at the United Center. He was even that night in the teams 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks, who were then still in the midst of their incredible streak of consecutive games with points. In his total of 23 games with Columbus, the rugged Prout has been even or plus in 22 and stands at a team-leading plus-12 for the season. Hes plus-nine in his last nine games, and the only time he was a minus was vs. Calgary at home on March 22nd, when he went minus-one in a 5-1 CBJ win. It would be hard to overestimate the impact Prout has had on the Blue Jackets blue-line mix.Raise your hand if you saw this coming:It was April 3rd, and a rather lackluster trading deadline day was nearing its end. But with about an hour to go, the Blue Jackets absolutely obliterated the ho-hum nature of the day with the blockbluster that brought three-time NHL All-Star forward Marian Gaborik to Columbus for John Moore, Derick Brassard, and Derek Dorsett. And management followed that with the deal that sent Steve Mason to Philadelphia for Michael Leighton and a 3rd-round draft choice. The Gaborik deal in particular rocked the NHL world and told the fan base, the players, and the coaches in no uncertain terms that the organization believed the teams turnaround was for real, and the time to win was now. And in the process, it kept the franchises future intact by preserving all three of the Blue Jackets 2013 first-round draft picks.Raise your hand if you saw this coming:It was Monday night, and the Blue Jackets had squandered a one-goal lead and found themselves trailing the Colorado Avalanche 3-2, after a Stefan Elliott power play goal at 17:58 of the third period. With any realistic playoff hopes likely hanging in the balance, Columbus tied the game 35 seconds later, on a beautiful R.J. Umberger goal to beat J.S. Giguere five-hole. A little under six minutes later, Nick Foligno completed the unlikely comeback, sniping a short-side wrister by Giguere for the overtime game winner. It was Umbergers first goal in eight games and Folignos first in nine. It was yet another reflection of this teams no-quit persona, and with five games remaining - the playoff push was very much alive.So, how many hands are raised out there? Thought so. And isnt that the beauty of this Columbus Blue Jackets season of pleasant surprises?

Savard sent by Blue Jackets to AHL Springfield

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman David Savard to Springfield of the American Hockey League. Savard had been brought in on an emergency recall but wasn't needed for the Blue Jackets' game at Anaheim on Wednesday night. The 22-year-old Savard has totaled 44 minutes, 35 seconds of ice time in three games with Columbus this season. He has five goals and 26...

Savard once again recalled by Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have retained defenseman David Savard on emergency recall, 12 hours after sending him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. He had been called up on Tuesday but did not play. The Blue Jackets, winners of five in a row, were without defensemen Adrian Aucoin and Nikita Nikitin for all or part of Wednesday night...

Jackets get David Savard on emergency recall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added defenseman David Savard on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Veteran Adrian Aucoin left with an injury in the second period of Monday night's 4-3 overtime victory over Colorado that moved the Blue Jackets into a tie with Detroit for eighth place in the West. The 22-year...

Glen Miller: Umberger's Late Goal Keys Comeback Win

Whether or not Columbus makes it to the postseason or not, they've certainly given their fans a lot of late-season excitement. Monday's win over Colorado was no exception as the Jackets coughed up a third period lead allowing two goals, the second a late PP tally with just a little more than two minutes left, before RJ Umberger knotted the game up sending the contest to OT...

Chip McCleary: All Hail Columbus, the (Unofficial) Cup Champions!

Not only did the Columbus Blue Jackets move into the #8 spot in the West last night with a 3-2 win over Anaheim, they also successfully defended their (unofficial) title of Stanley Cup Champions. Yes, that's right: if the Stanley Cup was up for contention during the regular season, the Blue Jackets would be the current holders of the Cup. Of course we all know that doesn'...

Glen Miller: Columbus Continues to Roll

One thing that can be said about the 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets is that they simply refuse to stay down and just won't go away. In a victory that represents a sort of microcosm of the their season, the Jackets twice bounced back from one-goal deficits to tie the game before Fedor Tyutin iced Anaheim in OT to give Columbus a 3 - 2 win. The win, Columbus' fifth in a row overall...

Blue Jackets 3, Ducks 2, OT

Fedor Tyutin scored 2:19 into overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their fifth straight game and moved into eighth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who rallied to win and jumped two points ahead of Detroit, which lost earlier Wednesday. Columbus moved...

Senate urges Obama to pardon boxer Jack Johnson

The Senate has voted to urge President Barack Obama to pardon posthumously the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted a century ago of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Johnson won the title in 1908 and two years later defended it against a white man, Jim Jeffries, sparking race riots. In 1913, an all-white jury convicted Johnson of...

Jackets win, take over 8th place in the West

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Fedor Tyutin scored 2:19 into overtime, and the Columbus Blue Jackets moved into eighth place in the Western Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Blake Comeau and Matt Calvert also scored for the Blue Jackets, who rallied to win and jumped two points ahead of Detroit, which lost earlier Wednesday. Columbus moved within one...

About Last Night…Jackets Fit Into West’s 8th Spot

The Columbus Blue Jackets took up residence in the eighth spot in the Western Conference when Fedor Tyutin scored 2:19 into overtime to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves to secure the win. SPIN: Columbus has gone 16-4-5 since a 5-12-2 mark they had on Feburary 25th so they’ve been able to resurrect their season. Bobrovsky continues to be a sleeper candidate...

DBJ - This year's Blue Jackets - assume nothing

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I think the best part about being a Columbus Blue Jackets fan is the way we play off of each other. Exhibit A: The short twitter sing a long fans had the day after trade deadline.     *slow clap* Jackets fans rock my socks !

The Russian Players

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, “There are good stereotypes and bad, and most people focus on the bad,” said Slava Malamud, a senior writer for the Russian daily Sport Express and a correspondent for Malamud, based in Washington, was in such a rush to get to Columbus to talk to Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, he got a speeding ticket...
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