Blue Jackets earn valuable points against divisional foe

Columbus, Ohio - Coming out of the All-Star break, it came down to a question of which team would get their legs moving first. Sloppy, sluggish play by both teams through the first movement of the dance left the outcome in doubt. "I made the comment to the (broadcast) guys," said bench boss Todd Richards, "it looked like both teams had four or five days off. It started that way and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Taking on the top team in the Metro

Columbus, Ohio - The Metropolitan Division's top team, the New York Islanders, are within the friendly confines to take on a hungry team in the Blue Jackets tonight. They are looking to erase the sour taste last night's 5-2 loss in Toronto left in their mouth. They will have to do so without the services of Jack Skille, injured in last night's game. "Jack Skille will out with a lower...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The right piece of gear helps Tropp ease painful condition

On most game days, after morning skate, you will see Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp at his locker lacing up his skates with brand new laces. But it's not because of any superstition. For the 25-year-old from Michigan, it's one more part of the process of staying healthy through an 82-game season in the National Hockey League. Tropp is one of many skaters throughout the NHL who...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Tropp moving up

Columbus, Ohio - The legs were moving with pace for a second straight day in the Ice Haus as the Blue Jackets get ready to close out the 2014 calendar year with a New Year's Eve tilt against the visiting Minnesota Wild. The lines looked a bit different with Cam Atkinson slated to miss tomorrow's game. Corey Tropp slotted in where Atkinson would normally skate on Brandon Dubinsky...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ Corey Tropp Takes A Slap Shot Straight To The Face

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp had a rough night at the office on Thursday night thanks to a third period slap shot that ended up catching him square in the face. The shot was fired from the point off the stick of Tropp’s teammate, Fedor Tyutin, and appeared to strike Tropp right above the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets energy line providing spark

Columbus, Ohio - This had much of the nastiness that a rivalry forged in the playoffs will provide. From hard, physical play to eighty-eight minutes of penalties between the two teams, it would seem as if no time at all has elapsed since Columbus' first round playoff exit last April. They came out from the drop of the puck and dictated the pace of play. Up and down the forward lines...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans toast Blue Jackets at celebrity bartending event

Monday night, Blue Jackets fans watched their team beat the Florida Panthers at Nationwide Arena thanks to goals from forwards Matt Calvert and Boone Jenner. Tuesday, fans got to celebrate the win in person with Calvert, Jenner and forward Corey Tropp at the Jackets celebrity bartending event. The Blue Jackets Foundation organizes three celebrity bartending events each season in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: A positive step forward

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Coaches and players often talk about taking positives out of a loss. Tuesday's loss to the Washington Capitals was not different in that regard. What makes the words carry a bit more meaning and weight this time is that the players likened the way they played, especially in the third period, to the way they played the latter half of last year. "I think it was the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Tropp in, Dano out and flu bugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio - €“ After suffering their first loss (4-2) of the season at the hands of the faster, hungrier Dallas Stars, the Blue Jackets play host to another young, fast team in the Calgary Flames Friday evening. The resounding chorus of keeping it simple, fore-checking hard and getting pucks deep echoed around the locker room after practice. "You can't have off nights in this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets improve to 6-1 in pre-season with 6-3 win over undermanned Carolina

The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to roll with another pre-season win, defeating an underpowered Carolina Hurricanes line-up 6-3 to improve their record to 6-1 in exhibition games. Matt Calvert notched two goals and an assist to be named the game’s first star. It was a largely predictable win based on the two squads being iced on the night: The Jackets dressed a roster close...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tropp sees himself as more than a fourth line player

Columbus, OH - After their fourth win in as many preseason games, the guys are striving to make an impression in the hopes of landing a roster spot. The competition is heating up with just a few opportunities available. One of the bottom six forwards that picked up where he left off at the end of last season is Corey Tropp. Claimed off waivers from Buffalo last November, he's worked...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Energetic Tropp helps make Jackets fourth line a fearsome foe

Successful teams that make runs in the playoffs and contend for the Stanley Cup every year have many common denominators. One of those commonalities is the ability to roll four lines throughout the season and into a playoff run. These bottom-six forwards might not get much of the attention, but they are an integral part of the makeup of the team. They know what their job is when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday. The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

The NHL fined Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski for his elbow on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp on Saturday night.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay

One: After a scoreless first period, a quick succession of penalties in the second swung the momentum in the Lightning's favor. This wore out the team somewhat. Limiting the penalties taken has to be paramount as they move into the post-season. Two: Columbus got back to their physical game in the third period with two monstrous hits by Jack Johnson and Corey Tropp, respectively....
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Waiver-wire acquisition has played major role in Blue Jackets run

As a player, Corey Tropp's ignition switch is stuck in the "on" position. His motor is always revving, and that's one of the reasons the Blue Jackets winger's season has gone from waiver wire castoff to impact player on a playoff contending team. He was acquired by Columbus in late November, from the Buffalo Sabres. To that point, it wasn't the best of times for the former Michigan...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Canadiens fan knocked down by hit while banging glass

A Montreal Canadiens fan in the front row who was banging on the glass was knocked down by a hit on the ice during Thursday night's game against Columbus.It happened in the third period after a faceoff as Canadiens forward Travis Moen took possession of the puck along the boards as it came around the back of the Habs net. Blue Jackets right winger Corey Tropp came across the ice...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 2-1 shootout win over the Wild

One: Sergei Bobrovsky kept Columbus in the game with stellar saves all night long. His performance was eerily reminiscent of last year's stretch run. Timely saves, with many of the outstanding variety, paved the way for the team to win it in the shootout. A little puck luck with bounces and rebounds didn't hurt, either. Two: The best line for the Blue Jackets tonight was the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' resiliency can give them upper hand in playoff push

Resiliency is the hallmark of a maturing team. When the season began back on Oct. 4, 2013, Columbus was the youngest team in the league. With an average age of 26.3, the Blue Jackets, on opening night, looked to pick up right where they left off last year. Alas, they embarked on a rollercoaster ride through the first few months of the new season, dropping four in a row followed by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 1-0 win over the Predators

One: Forty-eight hours after getting shellacked by Chicago, the Blue Jackets showed how resilient and responsible they can be. There was no question that they brought their intensity to the Predators with the momentum swinging in their favor after a 2nd period fight between Corey Tropp and Nashville's Eric Nystrom. Look up "hard work" and "energy" in the Columbus dictionary and you...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets displaying depth prior to stretch run

With 27 games to go in the regular season, and three before the Olympic break, Columbus moved into third place in the jumbled mess that is the Metropolitan Division. Although not a definitive statement "win," the 4-1 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers on Saturday night earned them a very much valuable two points. "It didn't feel like a 4-1 game for us," said Columbus head...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Carolina

One: The first period was all Blue Jackets, all the time. They dominated the Hurricanes with a very good fore-check, crisp, clean passing and entered the zone with speed. This directly led to the two goals that Derek MacKenzie and RJ Umberger scored. Two: In the 2nd, and again in the 3rd period, Carolina pushed back. Columbus was able to weather the storm in the 2nd, but not so much...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-2 loss to Buffalo

One: The first period started well, with sound passing and a good, aggressive fore-check. The fore-check would stay throughout the majority of the game, but the crisp, clean passing went by the wayside. They need to tighten things up if they want to keep advancing in the standings. Two: Although they put 38 shots on goal, their attempts were almost triple that. Unfortunately, they...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fourth line making difference for Jackets

COLUMBUS -- On a night when the Blue Jackets played their 1,000th regulation game in team history, they showed why they are the hottest team in the NHL right now. 15,571 fans witnessed them improve their franchise record for consecutive wins to eight, currently the longest active winning-streak in the league. They've outscored their opponents 33-17 during this run and their power...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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