CURTIS MCELHINNEY NEWS

Before the CBJ puck drops: Tampa Bay Lightning

GAME 81: Tampa Bay Lightning 44-27-9 -- 3rd place in the Atlantic Division 5-3-2 in last 10 games   SCORING RANKINGS Tampa Bay Goals for: 2.86 goals/game - 8th in the NHL Goals against: 2.59 goals/game - 12th Columbus Goals for: 2.76 goals/game - 12th in the NHL Goals against: 2.61 goals/game - 14th SINCE WE LAST MET (on Jan. 13): The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets top Hurricanes 3-2 in OT

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Matt Calvert also scored to help the Blue Jackets earn an important two points in their push for the second playoff berth in club history and first since 2009. Jeff Skinner...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets backup netminder suddenly thrust into the spotlight

Curtis McElhinney shows no rust in efforts against Detroit & Pittsburgh
Via FOXSports.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets backup netminder suddenly thrust into the spotlight

Columbus backup goalie Curtis McElhinney had an idea what was coming. Flash back to the Blue Jackets huge win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Tuesday. There was a question as to whether Sergei Bobrvosky was going to start the game, because he started feeling ill the night before. As it turned out, Bob did make his 19th straight start. But he wasn't able to finish, which wasn...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins clinch playoff spot with win over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. James Wisniewski scored a power-play goal for Columbus with 3:06 left, with Pittsburgh hanging on as Fleury made huge...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins clinch playoff spot with win over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. James Wisniewski scored a power-play goal for Columbus with 3:06 left, with Pittsburgh hanging on as Fleury made huge...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: Pens back in business with win

A great first step to getting into playoff hockey. Just a hard-fought win. Columbus needed this game big-time. They’re still in the hunt for the playoffs, but every point helps them down the stretch. But the Pens pulled away with two quick goals in the third. Columbus scored a late goal to make it interesting, and MAF had to make a couple big saves late with six attackers. THREE...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 74: Columbus Blue Jackets

Pittsburgh Penguins (46-22-5) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (37-29-6) Root Sports, FS-O – 7:00 pm/et Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH It’s a potential round one playoff match-up as the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Columbus Blue Jackets One point gets the Penguins into the playoffs. The Blue Jackets are fighting to remain in one of the two Wild Card spots. Beau Bennett has been...
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 74 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Beware of the Backup? The Penguins will face backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney tonight in Columbus, which makes this the fifth consecutive game Pittsburgh will face a backup goaltender. Sergei Bobrovsky, the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets had played in 19 straight games for Columbus, but is sick with the flu. In the Penguins’ previous...
Via The PensNation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 win over the Red Wings

One: Hard work paid off for the Blue Jackets tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, coming out on the positive side of the tilt with a 4-2 victory. More importantly, the two points from the win vault Columbus into 7th in the East (wildcard) and back into a playoff spot. Two: Curtis McElhinney came on in relief of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky, who left after the 1st period. He was stout...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Late goal leads Senators to 3-2 win over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jason Spezza scored a power-play goal with 5 minutes left and Stephane Da Costa had two goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Craig Anderson had 34 saves for the Senators, who had lost two in a row and four of five. Cam Atkinson and James Wisniewski had power-play goals for the Blue Jackets, who...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ puck drops: Ottawa Senators

GAME 53: Ottawa Senators   22-20-10 -- 6th place in the Metropolitan Division 5-2-3 in last 10 games [HEY! Have you registered for the FOX Sports Ohio Florida Flyaway? Win club seat tickets, signed pucks and perhaps even a trip to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 11! Click here for more information, and to sign up!]   SINCE WE LAST MET (On...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff implications clear for CBJ, Senators

The Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets each had recent hot stretches that helped them get back into the Eastern Conference race. Now they're both trying to snap out of funks. Ottawa looks to avoid its fifth defeat in six games Tuesday night as it closes a four-game road trip against Columbus, which has dropped two straight after the longest winning streak in franchise...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Columbus Blue Jackets continue their winning streak?

Last week was an exciting one for the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-20-4), who managed to pull off three consecutive wins to finally make it over the .500 mark. So what should we expect for the upcoming week? Tonight, the team is set to faceoff against the Tampa Bay Lightning (27-14-4), a strong offensive team who have had a rocky first half of the month. That being said, the Lightning...
Via isportsweb.com
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets top Jets 6-3

Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each scored twice to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-3 victory on Saturday and extended the Winnipeg Jets' losing streak to a season-high five games. The Blue Jackets scored four straight goals in the second period and Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves and Columbus won its third straight game. Ondrej Pavelec made 20 saves for Winnipeg, which...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets top Jets 6-3

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each scored twice to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 6-3 victory on Saturday and extended the Winnipeg Jets' losing streak to a season-high five games. The Blue Jackets scored four straight goals in the second period and Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves and Columbus won its third straight game. Ondrej Pavelec made 20...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Berglund scores 2 in Blues' 6-2 win

Patrick Berglund scored twice and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row. Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with his fifth goal...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Berglund scores two in Blues' 6-2 win

ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Berglund scored twice and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row. Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Takeaways from the CBJ win over Phoenix

One: The Blue Jackets special teams got "special" again. Over the previous two games, their PK had coughed up six goals on nine opposition power plays. In the desert, they were perfect on the penalty kill. They maximized their power play by converting their two PP opportunities into two goals. Two: Curtis McElhinney turned it around after some not-so-good performances in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horton scores in debut as Blue Jackets blank Coyotes

Nathan Horton scored in his Columbus debut, Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Blue Jackets beat the sluggish Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. R.J. Umberger also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game losing streak amid a burst of energy provided by Horton, Columbus' $37 million offseason free-agent acquisition. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horton scores in debut, Jackets blank Coyotes 2-0

Nathan Horton scored in his Columbus debut, Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Blue Jackets beat the sluggish Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. R.J. Umberger also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game losing streak amid a burst of energy provided by Horton, Columbus' $37 million offseason free-agent acquisition. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes cut down, shut out by Blue Jackets

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Nathan Horton scored in his Columbus debut, Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Blue Jackets beat the sluggish Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. R.J. Umberger also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a two-game losing streak amid a burst of energy provided by Horton, Columbus' $37 million offseason free-agent...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche end 2013 with much-needed victory over Columbus

The Avalanche wrung a hard-fought two points out of New Year's Eve with a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus outshot Colorado 38-23, but the Avs made their shots count against former Colorado College goalie Curtis McElhinney, while Semyon Varlamov was much more stingy at the other end. Five different players scored in the Avs' 24th victory of the season, in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 41 Preview – Penguins at Blue Jackets

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Last Game for the Penguins:  Friday, a 4-3 OT win over the Carolina Hurricanes.  Carolina did everything they could to win this game, taking the lead with two seconds remaining in the first period and not surrendering it until the 13:15 mark of the third.  However, the Penguins were able to get goals from stars and role players alike despite being...
Via The PensNation
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Goalies star as Blue Jackets edge Devils in shootout

Cam Atkinson scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Curtis McElhinney made 16 saves for Columbus, which has won three in a row. Artem Anisimov scored the Blue Jackets' goal in regulation. New Jersey has lost two in a row. Martin Brodeur stopped 29 of 30 shots, and Adam Henrique scored for the Devils in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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