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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 74 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Beware of the Backup? The Penguins will face backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney tonight in Columbus, which makes this the fifth consecutive game Pittsburgh will face a backup goaltender. Sergei Bobrovsky, the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets had played in 19 straight games for Columbus, but is sick with the flu. In the Penguins’ previous...
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19 days ago  |  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

3 Takeaways from the CBJ win over Phoenix

One: The Blue Jackets special teams got "special" again. Over the previous two games, their PK had coughed up six goals on nine opposition power plays. In the desert, they were perfect on the penalty kill. They maximized their power play by converting their two PP opportunities into two goals. Two: Curtis McElhinney turned it around after some not-so-good performances in...
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January 03, 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

Glen Miller: Jackets Looking For Second Straight Win Tonight Against Devils

Curtis McElhinney was solid in goal Sunday for Columbus as the Blue Jackets found a way to beat Vancouver. McElhinney, the journeyman goaltender signed to a one-way contract this summer to be the team's backup, stopped 37 pucks and limited the high-powered Canucks to one goal. I thought not bringing in competition for McElhinney this summer was a mistake. McElhinney had done...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Curtis McElhinney Sticking With Columbus, Signs New Deal by   Steven Ellis

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract. McElhinney has appeared in 69 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, putting up a less than stellar 19-26-4 record with a 3.09 goals-against average, .899 save percentage and two shutouts. He was 1-0-0 with a 1.67 [...]
Via The Hockey House
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets add a 3rd goalie, Curtis McElhinney

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract. The club revealed the deal would pay the veteran $750,000 if he plays at the NHL level, $105,000 if he is in the minors. The 29-year-old, who has played in 69 career games with the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators and Phoenix Coyotes, offers...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Two Draft Picks, G Curtis McElhinney from Phoenix Coyotes for C Antoine Vermette

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a second round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, a fifth round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft and goaltender Curtis McElhinney from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Antoine Vermett...
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Can Curtis McElhinney earn a permanent NHL job with the Phoenix Coyotes?

He’s a 28-year-old goalie with just 19 saves to his professional NHL career. He’s Curtis McElhinney, just one of the many borderline NHL goalies who spends more time on the bench or in the minors. Last night, against the slumping Minnesota Wild, he got his first win of the season, after running a 9-11 record with the Portland Pirates, holding a 1.67 goals against...
January 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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