RYAN JOHANSEN RUMORS

Johansen looking forward to competing at ramped-up playoff level

Ryan Johansen chuckled, which is not unusual. The big kid from British Columbia seems always to be smiling, having fun. And you can imagine what a blast he's having now, on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, anticipating his first NHL playoff game. And how did the big, young center go from five-goal scorer last year, in the NHL's lockout-shortened season, to 33 this year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Six Stats to remember about the Blue Jackets

- 72.1% - That’s the percentage of their total goals that the Blue Jackets have scored at even strength; good for only 24th in the league and just hair better than the Pens who are at 71.7%.  Like the Penguins, the Blue Jackets aren’t very good at even strength and winning games is usually mutually exclusive to capitalizing on power play opportunities.  Pens have converted...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Who To Watch For

Columbus doesn’t have a lot of big names, they’re more of an offense by committee who relies on their special teams and goaltending to win games.  They do however have some guys who are worth taking note of. Pens must stop:  Ryan Johansen.  He was basically their offense this season with 33 goals on 237 shots.   The Jackets only had two other players surpass the 20-goal...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johansen lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers, 3-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night.
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-3 OT win over the Coyotes

One: Although they won, they looked tentative toward the end of the first and into the beginning of the second period. With the playoffs looming, a full 60-minute game is needed each and every night. There can be no hesitation or tentativeness if they hope to advance past the first round. Two: Ryan Johansen has emerged as not only a very good player this season, but also as a "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Johansen turns pass into winner

When Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski gathered the puck and looked up the ice, he saw rookie Boone Jenner ahead to his right and, in the corner of his left eye, a blue blur going through the neutral zone. “I let the pass go first, and then I realized it was Joey,” Wisniewski said. “And when I saw that, I was like, ‘OK, this is going to be good.’ I mean, if you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: a plea to the fans

While the Columbus Blue Jackets (38-30-6) have faced some struggles these past few weeks, most notably their 3-1 loss on March 21st against the New York Rangers (41-30-4). Even though they have recently dropped in the rankings they are still battling it out in hopes of attaining the Wild Card spot. With all of that being said, this is still one of the best seasons for our relatively...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen's childhood friendship endures in the pros

When Ryan Johansen was 10 years old, he moved into a new community outside Vancouver. He quickly found a friend in next door neighbor, Brian Bunka, with whom he could play street hockey every day. Eleven years later, those same two boys were playing hockey on the main ice in Nationwide Arena, and Johansen's best friend was scoring on the reigning Vezina winner, Columbus Blue...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansen looking forward to the final, frantic push to the playoffs

Gentlemen, start your engines. No, really, start your engines, hit the gas hard, blast out of the starting gate, and don't let up until you see the checkered flag. In this case, that would be a playoff spot. Every team that's hanging around an NHL playoff position after the Olympic break knows there is no time to ease into the final stretch of this season. With teams bunched...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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