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Blue Jackets continue strong finish, edge Islanders in finale

  The Columbus Blue Jackets closed a disappointing season with another win in their record-setting finish, and head to the offseason on a big positive note. Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout to lead the Blue Jackets to a wild 5-4 win over the Islanders on Saturday night in New York's last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum. Columbus finished 12-0-1,...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The CBJ Tomorrow: The Backup Goalie

The CBJ Tomorrow is a look at what the Columbus Blue Jackets need to fix before the start of the 2015-16 season. We’ve already covered the problems on the fourth line. In recent games, the CBJ have gone without Boll and Tropp, a pleasant switch that has made a decent impact on forward efficacy. We also took a look at high-profile injury losses, and the kind of roster-wide changes...
Via BS Hockey
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/18/15) @ Edmonton Oilers

In a game where the Columbus Blue Jackets were badly outshot they were able to pull off the 4-3 shootout victory against the Edmonton Oilers. David Savard, Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu scored for the Jackets who will next face the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow night. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Curtis McElhinney The Blue Jackets skaters truly did no...
Via BS Hockey
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Columbus

The New York Rangers (35-16-6) take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (26-28-3) at MSG tonight starting at 7:30 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan- St.Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-D.Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle J. Moore-Klein Goalie match-up:  Cam Talbot –...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 2-1 win over the Penguins

One: The Blue Jackets were ready to play from the first drop of the puck. They had an aggressive forecheck and were able to control the pace and flow of the first twenty minutes. Despite Columbus not being able to matchup Dubinsky against Crosby, the Pens star was a non-factor in the first. Two: They experienced some pushback from the Penguins in the middle frame as the hometown...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

McElhinney: the consummate team player for the Blue Jackets

Tuesday night in the City of Brotherly Love, the hard charging Philadelphia Flyers had to ask if anyone got the license plate number of the truck that hit them in the third period of a 5-2 loss. Rumors are circulating that it was wearing a vanity plate reading "Birthplace of Aviation", but this is unconfirmed. The "never give up, never surrender" attitude of the Blue Jackets held...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-2 win over the Flyers

One: They took advantage of a hesitant Flyers defense with an aggressive forecheck. They were pinching-in and winning board battles with relative ease. Philadelphia seemed a bit out of sorts and the Blue Jackets took advantage of that by scoring twice in the first twenty minutes. Two: Things evened out in the middle frame with the Flyers showing a bit more jump in their step late...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pending free agents mean decision time for Blue Jackets

With less than two weeks until the NHL trade deadline on March 2 at 3 p.m., some deals are starting to fall into place around the league. In Columbus, beyond signing Sergei Bobrovsky and Nick Foligno to contract extensions, that first move has yet to be made. "Darling, you got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go?" The Blue Jackets have five players on the roster that will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Anisimov delivers OT game-winner as Blue Jackets rally past Flyers

  Artem Anisimov scored 2:17 into overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. The Blue Jackets had been winless when trailing after two periods (0-20-0) and the Flyers had not lost when ahead going into the third period (13-0-2). Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped James Wisniewski's one-timer, but Anisimov jumped...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday brings milestones and chances for the Blue Jackets

When the announcement came over the weekend that more Blue Jackets players were injured, it elicited not much in the way of surprise among the faithful denizens that inhabit the friendly confines. Defensemen Ryan Murray (high-ankle sprain) and James Wisniewski (lower-body) are the latest to get hit with the injury bug. The team has lost 324 man games due to injury this season. Once...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend Round Up: 2/6/15 – 2/8/15

After being away from my computer this weekend I have not had the opportunity to sit down and write about the Blue Jackets this past weekend. Let us sit down and talk about them, CBJ community. First, let us watch some weekend game highlights. Highlights Weekend News and Notes How crazy have these past couple games been for Curtis McElhinney? His lateral movement has looked...
Via BS Hockey
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets score 4 in 3rd period, beat Senators 4-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored four goals in the third period to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night. Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Mark Letestu had the goals to help the Senators win for the second time in two nights. Erik Condra had the only goal for the Senators, also in the third period...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets score 4 in 3rd period to pull away from Senators

  Curtis McElhinney stopped 34 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored four goals in the third period to beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night. Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell and Mark Letestu had the goals to help the Senators win for the second time in two nights. Erik Condra had the only goal for the Senators, also in the third period. Robin Lehner stopped...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues try to continue franchise-best run in Columbus

The St. Louis Blues are on the best stretch in franchise history and that doesn't seem likely to change against the spiraling Columbus Blue Jackets. Seeking their first eight-game winning streak in over 12 years, the Blues can take over sole possession of the Central Division lead Friday night at Nationwide Arena. St. Louis (34-13-4) has won seven straight and recorded at least one...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues head to Columbus on the best stretch in franchise history

The St. Louis Blues are on the best stretch in franchise history and that doesn't seem likely to change against the spiraling Columbus Blue Jackets. Seeking their first eight-game winning streak in over 12 years, the Blues can take over sole possession of the Central Division lead Friday night at Nationwide Arena. St. Louis (34-13-4) has won seven straight and recorded at least one...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets face off against Lightning

Earning a road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season has been a pretty difficult task. The Columbus Blue Jackets stand as one of the few teams to pull it off. Hoping to extend their franchise-best single-season home winning streak, the Lightning look for a bit of redemption against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Tampa Bay (31-15-4) rolled past Detroit 5-1 on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets face off against Lightning

Earning a road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season has been a pretty difficult task. The Columbus Blue Jackets stand as one of the few teams to pull it off. Hoping to extend their franchise-best single-season home winning streak, the Lightning look for a bit of redemption against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Tampa Bay (31-15-4) rolled past Detroit 5-1 on Thursday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Earning a road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season has been a pretty difficult task. The Columbus Blue Jackets stand as one of the few teams to pull it off. Hoping to extend their franchise-best single-season home winning streak, the Lightning look for a bit of redemption against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Earning a road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season has been a pretty difficult task. The Columbus Blue Jackets stand as one of the few teams to pull it off. Hoping to extend their franchise-best single-season home winning streak, the Lightning look for a bit of redemption against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Lightning Preview

Earning a road win against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season has been a pretty difficult task. The Columbus Blue Jackets stand as one of the few teams to pull it off. Hoping to extend their franchise-best single-season home winning streak, the Lightning look for a bit of redemption against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Tampa Bay (31-15-4) rolled past Detroit 5-1 on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

It's McElhinney's net as Forsberg awaits his chance

In a season with a seemingly never-ending succession of injuries, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was placed on Injured Reserve retroactive to January 21. The Blue Jackets now have their backup goalie as the number one and the goalie of the future, playing with the AHL Springfield Falcons, as his backup. Savvy? Curtis McElhinney, 5-7-1 in 17 games played this season, has a .906 save...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Star goalie Luongo looks to rebound vs. Jackets

Roberto Luongo's struggles have made it difficult for the Florida Panthers to end their longest losing streak of the season. They hope to at least have the edge in net Thursday night against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, who look for an 11th straight victory in the series despite being without Sergei Bobrovsky. Florida (20-15-10) lost 5-4 to Detroit on Tuesday, its fifth straight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Atkinson, Tyutin lead way as Blue Jackets get past Capitals

  Cam Atkinson and Fedor Tyutin each had a goal and an assist, and Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. Mark Letestu and Ryan Johansen also scored, and Nick Foligno, captain of one of the teams in Sunday's NHL All-Star game played on the Blue Jackets' home ice, had two assists. Johansen was...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atkinson, Tyutin lead Blue Jackets past Capitals 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Cam Atkinson and Fedor Tyutin each had a goal and an assist, and Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. Mark Letestu and Ryan Johansen also scored, and Nick Foligno, captain of one of the teams in Sunday's NHL All-Star game played on the Blue Jackets' home ice, had two assists...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ News and Notes: What about Bob?

With Sergei Bobrovsky on the mend, the Blue Jackets will rely on Curtis McElhinney to keep their playoff hopes alive. The post CBJ News and Notes: What about Bob? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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