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Atkinson's hat trick paces Blue Jackets to victory over Blackhawks

  Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Ryan Johansen and Kevin Connauton also connected for the Blue Jackets. They set a team record with their seventh consecutive road victory...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atkinson has hat trick, Blue Jackets beat Blackhawks 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. Ryan Johansen and Kevin Connauton also connected for the Blue Jackets. They set a team record with their seventh consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

These two are fighting all wrong

  On Thurday night, the Blue Jackets played the Red Wings, and Columbus’ Kevin Connauton got into a scrap with Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader, and judging by this picture, they did pretty much everything wrong. Let’s highlight the errors in fighting form. – Both are wearing visors, which should be a red alert that these two don’t know what the hell they are doing. – Abdelkader’s grab...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/12/15) @ Detroit Red Wings

The Columbus Blue Jackets came back from an early deficit to dispatch the Red Wings in a game that saw the Blue Jackets go into a bit of a defensive shell but were able to hold on with help from Sergei Bobrovsky. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Sergei Bobrovsky Bob was bob. The tank is trying to come into town but Bobrovsky has had other plans. A .976...
Via BS Hockey
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Total BS Podcast Episode 15: Philosophy 101

Tuesday night, Sam and Matt went sans guest for a podcast! Hear them talk about sipping soup, smooth jazz operators, the purpose of life, guests, Dave & Busters, the Arnold Classic, broccoli, dirty little secrets, Travis Yost, a full court press, hype meters, loss of control, Bulbasaur, a diatribe against Kevin Connauton, the shoulders of Ryan Murray, @RedditCBJ, no hope, more...
Via BS Hockey
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Blue Jackets lineup changes, again

Columbus, Ohio - Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards wasn't kidding when he said yesterday that he was going to adjust his lineup for tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Once again, he has a defenseman flipping to the forward lines in place of the ill Matt Calvert. The roulette wheel was spun and it landed on Kevin Connauton, as he makes a start on the fourth line with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ HERO Graphs Part Two – Defense

CBJ Hero Graphs defenseman Yesterday we looked at the Columbus Blue Jackets forwards using stats guru Domenic Galamini (@MimicoHero)’s HERO Graphs. He has now added defensemen to the listings, which means it’s time for us to analyze the Blue Jackets back end. The HERO Graph is a bar graph output of a player’s optimal line/pairing use based on Usage Adjusted Corsi For/Against...
Via BS Hockey
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: KC and the cannon

Columbus, Ohio - The Blue Jackets started the day with an off-ice workout after blowing a two-goal lead on the way to a 3-2 defeat the night before. The sweaty and flushed faces showed the strain of the sleds filled with weights the players were dragging as they did circuit after circuit around the event level of the arena. With four games over the next six days, this was somewhat...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Canadiens score 3 power-play goals late to beat Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Max Pacioretty scored two power-play goals, and P.K. Subban added another - all in a span of 3:53 of the third period - to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. Carey Price made 14 saves, and Andrei Markov had two assists for the Canadiens, who have earned points in eight of nine games and 11...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Skidding Maple Leafs host surging Jackets

Peter Horachek knows his promotion to interim Toronto coach won't immediately solve the Maple Leafs' current on-ice problems, but like his players, believes it can happen. Looking to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat, the Maple Leafs face another serious challenge Friday night when they host the surging Columbus Blue Jackets. Though Toronto (21-17-3) held a 33-26 shot advantage...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Skidding Maple Leafs host surging Jackets

Peter Horachek knows his promotion to interim Toronto coach won't immediately solve the Maple Leafs' current on-ice problems, but like his players, believes it can happen. Looking to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat, the Maple Leafs face another serious challenge Friday night when they host the surging Columbus Blue Jackets. Though Toronto (21-17-3) held a 33-26 shot advantage...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Maple Leafs Preview

Peter Horachek knows his promotion to interim Toronto coach won't immediately solve the Maple Leafs' current on-ice problems, but like his players, believes it can happen. Looking to avoid a season-high fourth straight defeat, the Maple Leafs face another serious challenge Friday night when they host the surging Columbus Blue Jackets. Though Toronto (21-17-3) held a 33-26 shot advantage...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets making up ground slowly

On January 8, 2014, the Blue Jackets were sixth place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 19-20-4 worth 42 points. Due to the upcoming Olympic Games, they had played 43 games at that point of the season. They had just won the first of what would be an eight-game winning streak against the New York Rangers and trailed the third place (Metro Division) Washington Capitals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

We’re here for you, Kevin Connauton

.@DallasStars during which TV timeout will my tribute video be played tomorrow? — Kevin Connauton (@KConnauton) January 5, 2015 Poor Kevin Connauton. He plays for Columbus after starting his career in Dallas. He just wanted to be loved in Dallas, and despite being traded earlier this season, he wants to know that he was still beloved by residents of the MetroPlex. The organization...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Listless Stars flattened by smoldering Blue Jackets at AAC

DALLAS---In their only home game sandwiched between three road games, the Dallas Stars started flat and despite rallying for a pair of goals in the second period, ended up losing 4-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. Not only did former Stars defenseman Kevin Connauton deliver the game-winner for the visitors in his first game back in Big...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 win over the Stars

One: They came out with good pace and were moving the legs, although they had quite a few turnovers. Luckily, the line of Hartnell, Johansen and Foligno were positively en fuego tonight in the Big D. The chemistry they have is coming together at the right time and the team is benefitting from it. Two: How good does GM Jarmo Kekalainen look for making the decision to claim defenseman...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackets hit the road to take on Arizona

Improved road play contributed to a stellar December for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They'll have plenty more opportunities to continue that in the new year starting Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. This seemed like it was destined to be a lost season for the Blue Jackets, who headed into December with a 6-15-2 record and were languishing at the bottom of the Metropolitan...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackets hit the road to take on Arizona

Improved road play contributed to a stellar December for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They'll have plenty more opportunities to continue that in the new year starting Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. This seemed like it was destined to be a lost season for the Blue Jackets, who headed into December with a 6-15-2 record and were languishing at the bottom of the Metropolitan...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The bulwark that is the Blue Jackets defense

It is said that in order to have success, it begins in net. Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has regained his form and was named the NHL's Third Star for the month of December, and deservedly so. He was a large part of the reason the team went 10-1-1 last month. Beyond having very good goaltending, a teams' success also depends on having a solid defensive corps. As injuries...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Coyotes Preview

Improved road play contributed to a stellar December for the Columbus Blue Jackets. They'll have plenty more opportunities to continue that in the new year starting Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. This seemed like it was destined to be a lost season for the Blue Jackets, who headed into December with a 6-15-2 record and were languishing at the bottom of the Metropolitan...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Connauton showing he's a good fit in Columbus

It's amazing the difference a change of scenery can make. When the Blue Jackets claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers from Dallas Nov 18, the 24-year-old had played in just eight of 18 games with the Stars and was averaging about 12 minutes per game. That was six weeks ago. Since joining the Jackets, Connauton has played in 15 of 18 games, is averaging over 16 minutes per...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets roll through December with 10-1-1 record

Columbus, Ohio - Before the puck had dropped to mark the start of the game, it was announced that the club had signed left wing Nick Foligno to a six year contract extension. By the time the last of 18,040 fans had left the smoke-filled arena, two Blue Jackets had a multi-point game and Columbus had beaten the visiting Minnesota Wild 3-1. The win capped a wonderful month of December...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Connauton lifts Blue Jackets past Wild, 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin Connauton had a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Wednesday night. With the game knotted at 1 in the third, Columbus scored a power-play goal at 5:57. Cycling the puck, Connauton slid a pass to David Savard at the top of the left circle. His hard one-timer beat goalie...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Connauton lifts Blue Jackets past Wild with goal, assist

  Kevin Connauton had a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Wednesday night. With the game knotted at 1 in the third, Columbus scored a power-play goal at 5:57. Cycling the puck, Connauton slid a pass to David Savard at the top of the left circle. His hard one-timer beat goalie Darcy Kuemper stick...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-1 win over the Wild

One: They started off with a little zip that faded shortly into the game. Minnesota's forecheck was aggressive and the Blue Jackets didn't have an answer for it. Taking two penalties swung the momentum in the Wild's favor that they didn't get back until the second half of the game. Two: Coach Todd Richards changed up his lines midway through the game, leading to some chances from...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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