CURTIS MCELHINNEY NEWS

Canucks coach: Torts will have Jackets 'geared up'

Vancouver's extended All-Star break is coming to an end, and it's easing back into things by completing a three-game homestand against two beatable opponents.The first of those, however, is complicated with the Columbus Blue Jackets and former coach John Tortorella visiting Thursday night.Tortorella first had to return to the Blue Jackets' bench to make his first trip back to Vancouver...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Canucks Preview

Vancouver's extended All-Star break is coming to an end, and it's easing back into things by completing a three-game homestand against two beatable opponents. The first of those, however, is complicated with the Columbus Blue Jackets and former coach John Tortorella visiting Thursday night. Tortorella first had to return to the Blue Jackets' bench to make his first trip back to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie goaltenders in spotlight for Jackets

Teams around the NHL have noticed that the Columbus Blue Jackets have knocked off the NHL's top two teams.Now they will try to make it three in a row with a goaltender who has never won as a starter as they host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.Columbus (15-22-3) won 6-3 over Western Conference-leading Dallas on Tuesday before a 5-4 shootout win over East-leading Washington on...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blue Jackets preview

Teams around the NHL have noticed that the Columbus Blue Jackets have knocked off the NHL's top two teams.Now they will try to make it three in a row with a goaltender who has never won as a starter as they host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.Columbus (15-22-3) won 6-3 over Western Conference-leading Dallas on Tuesday before a 5-4 shootout win over East-leading Washington on...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Wild-Blue Jackets Preview

Teams around the NHL have noticed that the Columbus Blue Jackets have knocked off the NHL's top two teams. Now they will try to make it three in a row with a goaltender who has never won as a starter as they host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Columbus (15-22-3) won 6-3 over Western Conference-leading Dallas on Tuesday before a 5-4 shootout win over East-leading Washington...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Strange: Blue Jackets goalies slip in same spot moments apart

This hasn’t been the best season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have already fired their head coach once this season and have seen little to no success with John Tortorella now helming the bench. So when the Blue Jackets faced the top team in the Eastern conference, I wouldn’t blame you for cringing at the thought of the game. Luckily for the Blue Jackets, they actually...
Via Bloguin Best
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Strange: Blue Jackets goalies slip in same spot moments apart

This hasn’t been the best season for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have already fired their head coach once this season and have seen little to no success with John Tortorella now helming the bench. So when the Blue Jackets faced the top team in the Eastern conference, I wouldn’t blame you for cringing at the thought of the game. Luckily for the Blue Jackets, they actually...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

McElhinney stands tall in net, Jackets beat Stars 6-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky each had three assists, and the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets beat the NHL-best Dallas Stars 6-3 on Tuesday night.Boone Jenner, Kevin Connauton, Matt Calvert, Brandon Saad, Scott Hartnell and Rene Bourque scored for Columbus, which had lost three straight and eight of 10 -- prompting coach John Tortorella to call out his...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets are still searching for their first victory in a start by a backup goaltender. Arizona Coyotes goalies have the second-worst goals-against average in the league, and the club will be forced to start a backup in its next game Thursday night. The Coyotes figure to turn to Anders Lindback as they look to hand the visiting Blue Jackets a sixth straight loss...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets struggle to score, lose to Stars 5-1

DALLAS (AP) -- Tyler Seguin broke open a tight game with two second-period goals 30 seconds apart, and the Dallas Stars beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Tuesday night.Kari Lehtonen improved to 11-1-0 by making 34 saves. He also notched his third assist of the season on Seguin's first goal.Defensemen Johnny Oduya and Alex Goligoski each scored to give Dallas one-goal leads in...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Steven Stamkos is on the verge of his longest goal drought since he was a rookie, though the Tampa Bay Lightning star may face a favorable situation to end it Monday night.The lowly Columbus Blue Jackets have yet to win a game with a backup goaltender and will be forced to start one while hosting the Lightning.Stamkos...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

McElhinney looking for first regulation win as starter since Feb. 19

Steven Stamkos is on the verge of his longest goal drought since he was a rookie, though the Tampa Bay Lightning star may face a favorable situation to end it Monday night.The lowly Columbus Blue Jackets have yet to win a game with a backup goaltender and will be forced to start one while hosting the Lightning.Stamkos' eight-game drought has matched his longest since Nov. 30-Dec...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning-Blue Jackets Preview

Steven Stamkos is on the verge of his longest goal drought since he was a rookie, though the Tampa Bay Lightning star may face a favorable situation to end it Monday night. The lowly Columbus Blue Jackets have yet to win a game with a backup goaltender and will be forced to start one while hosting the Lightning. Stamkos' eight-game drought has matched his longest since Nov. 30...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Okposo's 2nd goal, in OT, bumps Islanders' unbeaten streak to nine

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Skating the length of the ice with the puck on a 2-on-none breakaway, Josh Bailey decided to let Kyle Okposo have the glory of getting the winning goal.Okposo got his second goal of the game on a drop pass from Bailey at 2:16 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.''Just happy to see that one...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Perreault has goal, 3 assists and Jets beat Blue Jackets 6-4

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Mathieu Perrault had a goal and three assists, Dustin Byfuglien and Drew Stafford each had a goal and two assists and the Winnipeg Jets held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 on Thursday night. Rookie Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves and improved to 4-0-0. Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg. Bryan Little had a pair of...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 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

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

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

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 Fox Sports Ohio
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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