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Mark Letestu, Oilers Catch Bruins Sleeping With Short-Handed Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins have scored first more often than not this season, but it was the Oilers who opened the scoring Wednesday night in Edmonton. Oilers center Mark Letestu caught the Bruins sleeping on a power play and finished a breakaway scoring chance on passes from Matt Hendricks and Andrej Sekera. NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley broke the play down in the Berkshire Bank...
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Niklas Kronwall bulldozes Mark Letestu

Niklas Kronwall took some time off delivering huge checks after picking up a one-game suspension during the playoffs last season. Kronwall returned to form this weekend, bulldozing Mark Letestu with a big, clean hit. The Oilers took exception and understandably so considering their recent run of injuries. Anger from the Oilers aside, the hit appeared to be completely legal...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for Columbus forward Mark Letestu?

Letestu is cerebral, flexible, valuable and good in the locker room, but will Columbus offer him a new contract? David Baust is not too optimistic. The post What’s next for Columbus forward Mark Letestu? appeared first on Along the Boards.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Mark Letestu out 6 weeks

The Columbus Blue Jackets are not having a great season when it comes to injuries. It seems someone has an active voodoo doll against them. Mark Letestu has been added to the long list of injured names. #458113836 / Letestu has suffered abdominal and groin injuries. He underwent surgery today in Philadelphia to repair the damage. He is expected to miss about...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Mark Letestu Out 2-4 Weeks With Groin Injury

During a 5-2 loss on Tuesday evening to the Ottawa Senators, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost center Mark Letestu for two to four weeks when he injured his groin on the final shift of the game.  #487492887 / After completing an MRI this morning, the severity of the Mark Letestu’s injury was confirmed and announced by the team according to  Letestu...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Mark Letestu

#487482151 / One of the main reasons the Columbus Blue Jackets made the playoffs this season is due to its depth. In year’s past the team would never get the production from their 3rd and 4th lines necessary to relieve the pressure off of their main scorers. This year with only Ryan Johansen stepping up to have an elite year the scoring had to be doled out by a...
Via BS Hockey
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Letestu looking for even more success in Columbus

The bitter disappointment of being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs has had time to morph into a more reflective tone for Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu. Although the team had their sights set on winning the Stanley Cup, he's seen the strides that they are making to get better. "Speaking personally," he said, "it meant a lot that we took another step. I think from where...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Both teams know pressure as CBJ return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -- Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu knows a bit about pressure, having been on the Penguins roster for parts of three seasons. He's seen the pressure and expectations foisted upon the Penguins by the Pittsburgh media and fan base. He also knows that outside of Columbus, there is no external pressure being applied to the Blue Jackets. The only pressure and expectations...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Letestu feels Blue Jackets are built for a long series against Pittsburgh

When he scored the team's second goal of the night in Game 1 of round one in Pittsburgh Wednesday, it was Mark Letestu's fifth goal in the past six games. A bit under the radar, Letestu was a driving force in getting the Columbus Blue Jackets into the playoffs, scoring 11 goals from January through the end of the season. Heading into the series with the Penguins, he felt the timing...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Letestu relishing the playoff-style games Blue Jackets are facing every night

For teams on the NHL playoff bubble, the intensity of the post-season is happening right now. Every point is crucial for those teams, and the games are reflecting what's at stake. If you were at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets win against Detroit Tuesday, you got a taste of just how tough those games are to play. Columbus forward Mark Letestu thinks it's good to be playing...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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