Playoff Gameday: Round One, Game Two – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins Penguins Lead Series 1-0 Root Sports, NBCSN, FS-O, CBC, RDS – 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Game two. A win today and the Pens have a strong lead in this series. A loss today and we’re pretty much back to square one. The Pens turned things around in game one, but they’ll need to be stronger defensively tonight...
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Columbus falls 4-3 to Pittsburgh in Game 1

Columbus fought hard to keep up to the Pittsburgh Penguins but they didn't fight hard enough to take the lead in the series.  The starting goalies were Sergei Bobrovsky and Marc-Andre Fleury. Even though some people may have been skeptic as to which Fleury they'd be seeing lastnight, he did a good job protecting his net.  Columbus put up a strong fight, maybe it'...
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Stanley Cup Round 1 Game 1 VS Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the Columbus Blue Jackets in-game one at the Consol Energy Center. The Blue Jackets didn’t look like a nervous team when Jack Johnson scored 6:20 into the 1st period to give them a 1-0 lead. Jussi Jokinen tied the game at 1, but 45 seconds later Mark Letestu scored a power play goal to give the Blue Jackets a 2 to 1 lead after the First Period. Forty...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Who To Watch For

Columbus doesn’t have a lot of big names, they’re more of an offense by committee who relies on their special teams and goaltending to win games.  They do however have some guys who are worth taking note of. Pens must stop:  Ryan Johansen.  He was basically their offense this season with 33 goals on 237 shots.   The Jackets only had two other players surpass the 20-goal...
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4 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL playoffs: now with wild cards!

The NHL has gone wild. Well, for the postseason format at least. While the change, driven by division realignment, to the qualification and seeding system was slight, the final week of the regular season has slanted a little differently than in the past. Loosely following what other leagues -- the NFL and MLB -- have done for decades now, the NHL has added wild cards to the playoff...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ puck drops: Dallas Stars (again)

GAME 80: Dallas Stars 39-29-11 -- 5th place in the Central Division, 1 point out of the final Western Conference wild card seed 7-3-0 in last 10 games SCORING RANKINGS Dallas Goals for: 2.86 goals/game - 8th in the NHL Goals against: 2.76 goals/game - 19th Columbus Goals for: 2.76 goals/game - 12th in the NHL Goals against: 2.63 goals/game - 15th SINCE WE LAST MET (on March 10th...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four games in four cities in 99 hours for Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year. "This is when you want to be playing meaningful games," the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman said. Just maybe not so frequently. As they went through an optional practice Monday morning, the Blue Jackets were enjoying one of their last serene moments of the week before Tuesday night's home...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Four games in four cities in 99 hours for Jackets

Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Blue Jackets Preview

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

It's down to 4 games in 5 nights for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jack Johnson calls it the most exciting time of the year.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabe Landeskog, Avs bounce Columbus

Landeskog and Varlamov have both been key contributors to the Avalanche this season. Varlamov leads the NHL with 38 wins. Gabe Landeskog, along with some help from Columbus Blue Jackets’ players Nick Foligno and Jack Johnson, carried the Colorado Avalanche to a comeback victory over Columbus, 3-2 in overtime. In a game that Columbus needed to win to help secure their place in the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Time becoming enemy in fight for playoff spot

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... Into the future Coming out of the Olympic break, Columbus had 24 games to play to reach the finish line. Winning two of every three of those games should have seen them make the postseason in comfortable fashion. In the 13 games played, they have gone 7-5-1. That puts them two wins off the pace they needed to maintain. What...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad Time To Come Up Flat For The Blue Jackets In Loss To Islanders

from Shawn Mitchell of Puck-Rakers, “I think at this time of the season, you’ve got to find a way,” Richards said. “You’ve got to dig down. And if your energy isn’t quite at the level it needs to be at then It comes down to game management. “You’ve got to manage the game better, in how you play, how you handle the puck, the decisions that you make.” ...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets win close one over Wild

After taking over 2nd place in the Metro on Thursday, the Blue Jackets slid back into the wild card spot thanks to Philadelphia's victory over Pittsburgh earlier today. With the Minnesota Wild locked in a playoff chase of their own, both teams were looking for points at any cost, and they played like it. Both Sergei Bobrovsky and Darcy Kuemper were lights out in the first period...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

B’s Beat: Trade Deadline Preview

The NHL Trade Deadline is tomorrow at 3pm, and the Bruins are in need of a top 4 defenseman and perhaps another forward. The options are growing by the day, as players rumored to be untouchable are showing up in the rumor mills by the hour (hello Ottawa’s Jason Spezza). It has been rumored lately that the Bruins’ top scout has been at the last three Columbus Blue Jackets games...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blockbuster looming? B's and Blue Jackets talks heating up, Gaborik mentioned

With just about 26 hours to go before the trade deadline, things are starting to heat up in the rumors department among NHL circles.Could Gaborik be Boston bound? (photo via SI.com)And the Bruins are big players in those rumors.According to a report  from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Marion Gaborik, Nikita Nikitin and Jack Johnson of the Columbus Blue Jackets could all be in play for...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils' Bryce Salvador considers bruised collarbone "Lucky"

It takes a bit of bad luck to take a puck off of your collarbone, so New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador has to be wondering what karmic entity he managed to defy.Actually he doesn't have to look very far, as Columbus Blue Jackets' defenseman Jack Johnson appears to be his otherworldly nemesis - a Johnson one-timer breaking Salvador's foot in late October...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Jewsbury, Keepin’ On

Do you remember Jack Jewsbury the captain and central midfielder, who became the Portland Timbers’ first MLS all-star in the inaugural season of 2011? It’s hard, isn’t it? The memories of Jewsbury’s seven goals and #13 hitting Futty Danso on the free-kicks’ equivalent of a long bomb for a touchdown over the summer are quickly fading away. Jewsbury was replaced in...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

We interrupt this exciting NHL playoff chase to bring you the Olympics

Well here we are, at the Olympic break. It's the best invention ever for getting away from winter (especially this one) for a week or so and thawing out the bones. Other than that, I'm just not sure it's reason enough to bring the NHL season to a screeching halt. Don't get me wrong. I love the Olympics; I just don't like seeing the NHL shut down for the better...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson's improved game helping fuel Blue Jackets rise

Everyone knows about the snub. Earlier this month, Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson wasn't on the list when the USA Olympic roster was announced, triggering a hailstorm of publicity and opinions about Team USA's decision. While that was an unfortunate reality for Johnson, it's also turning into an unfortunate reality for the Olympic team. The way Johnson is playing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets win 8th straight, top Flyers 5-2

Matt Calvert and Brandon Dubinsky each had a goal and assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a team-record eighth-straight win - and the longest active streak in the league - in the franchise's 1,000th game with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jack Johnson, Derek MacKenzie and Nathan Horton also scored for Columbus, which played their inaugural...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup Announced For Firefly Music Festival

You’ve probably already heard that Outkast will be headlining this years Firefly festival along with Jack Johnson and Foo Fighters , but here’s the complete lineup. The festival goes down June 19-22 at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE. Other acts include: - The Lumineers - Imagine Dragons - Weezer - Arctic Monkeys - Haim - Childish […]
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Letestu's late PP goal lifts Blue Jackets to 4th straight win

Mark Letestu redirected Jack Johnson's shot from the point with 2:38 left, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night. It was the Blue Jackets' season-high fourth win in a row. Nathan Horton scored his 200th NHL goal, also on the power play, and Ryan Johansen had a goal for Columbus, which is 5-1 in the new year. Sergei Bobrovsky...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson's late PP goal lifts Blue Jackets, 3-2

Jack Johnson's power-play goal with 2:38 left lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night. It was the Blue Jackets' season-high fourth win in a row. Nathan Horton scored his 200th NHL goal, also on the power play, and added an assist. Ryan Johanson also had a goal for Columbus, 5-1 in the new year. Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves. Alex...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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