BLUE JACKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jackets don't mind all those who doubt them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets don't mind all the doubters.
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Regular Season Thoughts Recap: Pens vs Blue Jackets

Pens – Blue Jackets in Review By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a game-by-game recap of my thoughts posts vs. Columbus. Can the Penguins pull off this feat again? (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 14: Pens win 4-2 Goals from Kunitz (PP), Sutter, Letang (PP), and Megna Good: Fleury made 37 saves on 39 shots. Malkin contributed to three goals, drew a penalty, and forced...
Via The PensNation
3 hours 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
7 hours 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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets vs Penguins first round schedule announced

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will make their first Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance against Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh Penguins, the club and National Hockey League announced tonight. The Blue Jackets, who finished the regular season with a franchise-best 43-32-7 record (93 pts.), are the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, while...
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Pittsburgh Penguins-Columbus Blue Jackets First Round Schedule

Credit: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press The schedule for the first round playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets has officially been released. We posted a quick look back at the season series between the two teams yesterday. Here is the schedule: GAME 1: Blue Jackets at Penguins on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 PM GAME 2: Blue Jackets at Penguins...
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Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 win over the Panthers

One: With the playoffs set to begin, the intensity just got ramped up. The hope is that this last game against Florida was the last one where they let up on their intensity. Their second period play was somewhat lackadaisical. It's time to tighten up all aspects of their game. Two: They were opportunistic, creating turnovers and shooting the puck at net during the first period...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets intense playing style draws raves from opponents

What a ride. As the 2013-14 NHL season winds to a close this weekend, there's no better time to reflect on the Columbus Blue Jackets successful quest to qualify for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. Every year, in every sport, there are teams that underachieve relative to their collective skill set. Columbus was not one of them. If there's an underlying trait to this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets lose Nathan Horton (abdominal surgery) for six weeks

The positive vibes surrounding Columbus’ second-ever playoff appearance took a hit on Friday, as GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced forward Nathan Horton underwent abdominal surgery and would miss the next six weeks of action. Horton, 28, scored five goals and 19 points in 36 games for the Jackets this season, his first in Columbus. He was the club’s prized free agent acquisition...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Out Six Weeks After Abdominal Surgery

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton underwent surgery this morning to repair an abdominal injury, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to be sidelined for approximately six weeks. Horton, 28, has scored five goals and dished out 14 assists for 19 points in 36 games played this season, his first with the Blue Jackets. The...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Makes NHL History By Scoring Goal In Game He Didn’t Play In

Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton has made NHL history by becoming the first player to score a goal in a game he didn’t attend. Horton, who’s dealing with a lower body injury, isn’t in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Stars, which was originally played on March 10 but was postponed by the league when Dallas forward Rich Peverley...
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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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets race to finish line with NHL's busiest schedule

"Adrenaline is really kicking in right now. This is what they live for and what they play for -- these are exciting times for them." That was Columbus Blue Jackets strength and conditioning coach Kevin Collins, responding to a question about possible fatigue, as the Blue Jackets sprint to the end of the regular season playing what seems to be a game every day. It isn'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton could make NHL history by not playing vs. Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton is rumored to not be playing on Wednesday against the Dallas Stars, which has him in line to set an NHL record that will surely never be broken. Wednesday’s Blue Jackets-Stars game is out of the ordinary. It was the game that was postponed following Rich Peverley’s health scare. The NHL announced that the two teams will start over and...
Via Diehardsport
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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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