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The CBJ Tomorrow: The Backup Goalie

The CBJ Tomorrow is a look at what the Columbus Blue Jackets need to fix before the start of the 2015-16 season. We’ve already covered the problems on the fourth line. In recent games, the CBJ have gone without Boll and Tropp, a pleasant switch that has made a decent impact on forward efficacy. We also took a look at high-profile injury losses, and the kind of roster-wide changes...
Via BS Hockey
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Notes: Curtis McElhinney puts Jackets’ skid to bed

The Columbus Blue Jackets finally found a way to end their recent four-game skid on Saturday night in Boston, which was the third longest losing streak the team has faced this year. Coming in against a team that had won five games in a row, the Jackets had their work cut out for them against […] The post CBJ Notes: Curtis McElhinney puts Jackets’ skid to bed appeared first on Along the Boards.
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Curtis McElhinney Robs Torey Krug With Nice Glove Save (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Saturday, and it might have had a little something to do with a sweet save by Columbus goaltender Curtis McElhinney. Midway through the first period, McElhinney robbed Bruins defensemen Torey Krug of a goal with a nice glove save. It kept the score tied at one goal apiece and likely gave the Blue...
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1

Notes: Props to Columbus goalie Curtis McElhinney, who stopped 40 of 42 shots and bailed the Blue Jackets out on several occasions. The Preds controlled the majority of the game, firing off 20 shots on goal in the first period alone. Columbus was able to sink their lone goal seconds after the end of a 5-on-3 as Taylor Beck was returning to the ice, but the Preds were able to wrangle...
Via The Predatorial
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets activate goaltender McElhinney off IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Curtis McElhinney off Injured Reserve and assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in his season debut at Ottawa on Oct. 18 after stopping 15-of-17 shots in 27 minutes vs...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtis McElhinney Makes 36 Saves En Route To Shutout Win Against Predators

The Columbus Blue Jackets improved their preseason record to 5-1 with a win in Nashville on Monday night. James Wisniewski led the Jackets to a 3-0 victory with a goal and an assist at Bridgestone Arena against the Predators. The Preds had a heavy shot advantage, but Curtis McElhinney stood tall between the pipes saving all 36 shots he faced. McElhinney, 31, has been sharp for...
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets backup netminder suddenly thrust into the spotlight

Columbus backup goalie Curtis McElhinney had an idea what was coming. Flash back to the Blue Jackets huge win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Tuesday. There was a question as to whether Sergei Bobrvosky was going to start the game, because he started feeling ill the night before. As it turned out, Bob did make his 19th straight start. But he wasn't able to finish, which wasn...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Columbus Blue Jackets continue their winning streak?

Last week was an exciting one for the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-20-4), who managed to pull off three consecutive wins to finally make it over the .500 mark. So what should we expect for the upcoming week? Tonight, the team is set to faceoff against the Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4), a strong offensive team who have had a rocky first half of the month. That being said, the Lightning...
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. the Edmonton Oilers: what went wrong?

Last nights game against the Edmonton Oilers (6-15-2) was supposed to be an easy win. So what exactly caused for the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-11-3) to have such a terrible 0-7 loss? Well, first things first, the Blue Jackets barely ever had control of the puck, and when they did they could just could not shoot. At the end of the first period the Blue Jackets were out shot 15-3 and...
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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