Your little brother is back from college for the first time and can't get over how high you are all the time since you've been laid up on mom's couch suffering from "emotional exhaustion."
in other words, the Blue Jackets have come to Consol Energy Center for a Metro Division game.
Pass that blunt.
KISS OF SUCCESS
We notice that as soon as we take a shining...
By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82)
Last Game for the Penguins: Saturday, a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. The Penguins got out of the first period with a 2-1 lead with goals from Chris Kunitz and James Neal. They held that lead until the final 1:30 minutes of the game when David Krejci and Zdeno Chara scored just over a minute apart. Marc-Andre Fleury faced 30 shots while Tuukka...
It took the reigning Vezina Trophy winner going down for the Columbus Blue Jackets to record back-to-back shutouts for the first time in more than three years.
They'll have their hands full trying to make it three straight Monday night when they visit the high-scoring Pittsburgh Penguins.
In Columbus' 1-0 win over the Lightning on Tuesday, Curtis McElhinney came off the...
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1 day ago
The Columbus Blue Jackets played what is likely their best game of the relatively young season Friday night, shutting out the Minnesota Wild 4 - 0. Curtis McElhinney stopped 20 pucks as the Jackets recorded their second straight team shutout.
RJ Umberger and Nick Foligno each tallied a goal and an assist and Ryan Johansen finished with two helpers. Rookie forward Boone Jenner...
As this game was preparing to unwind, fans from Minnesota (and other more northern climes) had to be chuckling at the images and descriptions on their televisions. A snowstorm that deposited several inches of snow in central Ohio hindered the attendance at Nationwide Arena. Schools were closed, traffic was at a crawl, the usual drill. Meanwhile, back in St. Paul, it was minus...
The Columbus Blue Jackets took advantage of the Minnesota Wild, who were coming off an emotional game a day earlier.
The Blue Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in a 4-0 victory on Friday night.
"We talked about them playing last night and there was definitely an emphasis...
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3 days ago
Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger scored and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
It was the Blue Jackets' second win in a row, the first time they've won back-to-back games since Oct. 25.
They did it in their first game without last year...
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3 days ago
This past week in the National Hockey League saw two serious goaltender injuries surface. The first was Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who left Sunday’s game against the Dallas Stars after suffering a concussion late in the game. Bryzgalov, who signed with the Oilers on a one-year deal, in an attempt to resurrect his career, has looked very impressive for Edmonton...
Hockey is a dangerous sport, apparently, and enough key players have been bit with the injury bug recently that I felt it warranted an injury roundup post to keep y’all appraised of the situations. I will make injury update posts periodically when enough build up like they have this week.
Sergei Bobrovsky was helped off the ice with a lower-body injury Tuesday night with about...
Nick Foligno scored a highlight-reel goal in the second period and Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney made it stand up as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL's top goalie, stopped all 18 shots before he left with an unspecified injury 4:13 into the third period. He was replaced...
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6 days ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets tempered their celebration after a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Sure, it was good to win. But at the same time the club lost its top goaltender.
Sergei Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL's top goalie, stopped all 18 shots before he left with what coach Todd Richards called...
(Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)Milan Lucic kept the Bruins rolling on home ice, scoring twice and setting the physical tone in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets at the Garden.Patrice Bergeron bagged his 8th of the year and opened the scoring for the B's 9:02 into the first period. Bergeron threw a puck on net from the left-circle along the boards where it found...
Last nights game against the Edmonton Oilers (6-15-2) was supposed to be an easy win. So what exactly caused for the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-11-3) to have such a terrible 0-7 loss?
Well, first things first, the Blue Jackets barely ever had control of the puck, and when they did they could just could not shoot. At the end of the first period the Blue Jackets were out shot 15-3 and...
Thank god McElhinney made this save, otherwise the Blue Jackets would have lost 8-0. Losing by seven is far less embarrassing.
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David Desharnais scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Canadiens defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night at Nationwide Arena. Peter Budaj stopped the three shooters he faced to win the battle of the backup goaltenders. Curtis McElhinney was the busier of the two prior to the shootout with 38 saves. Budaj stopped 23 shots but had big saves against Nikita Nikitin...
The Blue Jackets still have months before they'll need to make definitive decisions with regards to their pending UFA's. Come next July, Blake Comeau, Derek MacKenzie, Marian Gaborik, Nikita Nikitin and Curtis McElhinney can all join the ranks of UFA's assuming they are not re-signed prior. Of that group Gaborik's situation promises to be the most difficult to resolve...
Columbus Blue Jackets (5-7-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (10-4-0)
Root Sports, FS-O, RDS - 7:00 pm/et
Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
It'll be fun to see how many Pens fans will be in Columbus today.
We have no idea who's starting in net, by the way, but Zatkoff seems likely. McElhinney versus Zatkoff could be the least experienced goaltending battle...
The Columbus Blue Jackets opened their 12th season in the National Hockey League with high expectations after just missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the lockout shortened season of 2012-13.
The Jackets are now members of the Eastern Conference, along with Detroit, after the league realigned after the season and were put in the Metropolitan Division facing the likes of Pittsburgh...
Curtis McElhinney was solid in goal Sunday for Columbus as the Blue Jackets found a way to beat Vancouver. McElhinney, the journeyman goaltender signed to a one-way contract this summer to be the team's backup, stopped 37 pucks and limited the high-powered Canucks to one goal.
I thought not bringing in competition for McElhinney this summer was a mistake. McElhinney had done...
As you get ready for your week, ask yourself: Did you take your morning dump?
The Top Line
The Avalanche and Penguins are playing what looks to be a pretty decent game this evening. NBC, Sports Illustrated, The Local Take #1, The Local Take # 2
Columbus 3, Vancouver 1 - Luongo or Schneider? No! It was Curtis McElhinney the whole time!
Although it was only the eighth game of the season, it was already vital for the Columbus Blue Jackets to show some improvement.
A pair of thirty-somethings led the way.
R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season with 8:46 left to help make a winner of Curtis McElhinney as the Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday...
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October 20, 2013
The Columbus Marathon was run through the streets of the Ohio capital on Sunday.
The Vancouver Canucks are only a little more than halfway through a marathon of their own -- it’s seven games not 26.2 miles -- and on Sunday night they hit the wall.
After two wins and a shootout loss in their first three games the Canucks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide...
R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season with 8:46 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Curtis McElhinney, making his first appearance for the Blue Jackets in place of Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, had 37 saves.
Marian Gaborik and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue...
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October 20, 2013
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract. McElhinney has appeared in 69 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, putting up a less than stellar 19-26-4 record with a 3.09 goals-against average, .899 save percentage and two shutouts. He was 1-0-0 with a 1.67 [...]
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, April 5, 2013 - The Connecticut Whale picked up a critical 4-3 win over the Springfield Falcons on Friday at the XL Center. Despite being outshot severely in the first period, and trailing two goals early on, the Whale climbed back and scored four unanswered goals in the second to secure the win. Kris Newbury assisted three scoring efforts for Connecticut...