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Sidney Crosby leveled by Ryan Johansen (GIF)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was crushed with a big hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen in the opening seconds of Sunday's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Johansen intercepted a pass intended for Crosby and knocked him to the ice all in one motion.Johansen also had a goal and an assist in the game, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets...
Via Holdout Sports
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All-Star benefits carry on for Johansen, Foligno

The NHL All-Star game is a milestone in the hockey season, a celebration of the sport. But a funny thing happened during the party, Blue Jacket forward Ryan Johansen has added facets to his game that are accelerating his development as a number one center in the league. "The (All-Star weekend) gave me a boost of confidence," Johansen said. "That's the main thing. Coming back and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foligno Loses Bet, Has To Make Ad Praising Teammate Ryan Johansen

Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen are the stars of a new ad campaign from Visa, which was dropped this week. In the first ad (above) the two ‘Lumbus stars – who clearly have a pretty great rapport – battle it out as they see who can ‘purchase’ three vegetables and stick-handle Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Star Ryan Johansen Wears Ohio State Football Jersey During All-Star Skills Competition

Pretty much everyone in the city of Columbus, Ohio is still celebrating the Buckeyes’ national championship game win last week. Even the professional athletes, apparently. Columbus Blue Jackets star center Ryan Johansen, participating in the All-Star Skills Competition Saturday night, is wearing a No. 5 Braxton Miller jersey. He delighted the home crowd by taking off his regular...
Via College Spun
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reluctant Johansen 'nervous' for All-Star spotlight

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lights, camera, stage fright? Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen admits to having some. It's not the spotlight of his first NHL All-Star Game or his friends and family who have come to Columbus to be there for Johansen's big weekend that have him a little nervous. It's his inclusion in the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, which will take place Saturday during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen Extends Point Streak To 13 Games In Blue Jackets’ Win Over Bruins

BOSTON — The Bruins’ five-game win streak ended with a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at TD Garden. Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert scored the game-winner with 3:03 remaining in the third period to end his team’s four-game losing skid. It was Boston’s final home game before the All-Star break. The B’s will hit the road for games at Dallas and...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ Notes: Ryan Johansen’s 12-game point streak on the line in Boston

In spite of one of their most competitive performances of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets dropped their fourth straight to the New York Rangers on Friday night. The Jackets managed to out-shoot the Rangers by a 36-26 margin and at times carried the play, however they struggled to get pucks past Henrik Lundquist en […] The post CBJ Notes: Ryan Johansen’s 12-game point streak...
Via Along the Boards
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Numerous KHL teams want Ryan Johansen

As the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen continue to struggle to reach an agreement on a new contract, KHL teams are taking notice. Numerous KHL squads, reportedly as many as seven, have made Johansen an offer with the hope of luring him away from the NHL. The CSKA offer is Johansen's 7th from a #KHL team. Can't see him considering any of them — Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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? This...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 15, 2014  |  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 Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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