RYAN JOHANSEN NEWS

NHL players honor furry friends on National Dog Day

National Dog Day is upon us and man's best friend is no stranger to many an NHL player.Now, considering we're mired in the dog days of summer, perhaps it's best to toss a bone to some of the league's most loyal furry friends.St. Louis Blues captain and noted dog lover David Backes couldn't be happier in this family photo.Teammate Alex Pietrangelo believes two is better than one....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Johansen throws out first pitch at Reds game

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen got to throw out the first pitch on Monday night's Cincinnati Reds game against the Detroit Tigers, and, let's just stay he really, really, really needs to stick to hockey. Hey, Johansen said himself he only played a few years of baseball when he was young. The Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter account couldn't help themselves....they just...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen to throw out ceremonial first pitch at Reds game Monday

Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen will throw out ceremonial first pitch at the Cincinnati Reds game on August 24 vs. the Detroit Tigers. Johansen is also expected to join the Reds on the field during batting practice prior to the game. Johansen set career highs in assists and points with 26 goals, 45 assists and 71 points in 2014-15. He was one of two Blue Jackets to play...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Toughness Still an Issue

January 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Six minutes to play. Then-Pens defenseman Christian Ehrhoff attempts to ram Alex Ovechkin into the sideboards. With an almost excuse-me sweep of his forearm, the Caps’ superman turns the tables and flattens the black-and-gold defender. Ehrhoff sustains a concussion. There were other incidents like this one in 2014-15. Such as Blue...
Via PenguinPoop
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen shares sick CBJ-themed basketball court

If you needed any more indication that Ryan Johansen is committed to the Columbus Blue Jackets, look no further than this. Johansen posted to his Instagram Wednesday a photo of an awesome Blue Jackets-themed basketball court -- assumedly from his Vancouver home. Last year around this time, Johansen's status was in limbo as a restricted free agent. Now, last season's All-Star MVP...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets- Primed to fire in 2015

With the throngs of the opening free agent bonanza over and done with, and with most of the NHL rosters pretty much set, are the Columbus Blue Jackets the team that we saw two years ago, or are they the team we saw for much of last season. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The Blue Jackets are actually even better than the team they were back in the 2013-2014 season. With the addition...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Reilly To Test Free Agency; Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Tweets ‘We Didn’t Want Him Anyway’

The Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t able to sign University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly and he’s now able to become an unrestricted free agent. Reilly was selected by Columbus in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was among college hockey’s best defensemen this season and tallied 42 points (six goals, 36 assists) in 39 games. We saw a similar situation...
Via NESN.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Columbus Blue Jackets

Here is where we are with the Community Draft: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew...
Via The Pensblog
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating Columbus dCorsi Impact

It can be difficult to fully evaluate a player using advanced stats, partially because there are so many variables to consider. One can be a Corsi Genius, yet only be playing six or seven minutes a night against fourth line competition with a massive swing of offensive zone face-offs. Due to this, it’s been very difficult to develop a “catch-all” stat to evaluate a player...
Via BS Hockey
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets odds in drafting Connor McDavid

The odds are officially set for the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel show, also known as the 2015 NHL Draft. The battle for the best odds has officially ended with the odds ending up in Buffalo’s favor. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets have nearly killed their odds at the top pick by having the strongest finish to the season for any team in the entire league. Last night, Columbus...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal

We’ve seen a lot of crazy shootout goals this season which have featured intricate, complicated and amazing moves. In the case of Ryan Johansen, sometimes less is more. Johansen essentially unplugs before nudging the puck past Jaroslav Halak. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal

We’ve seen a lot of crazy shootout goals this season which have featured intricate, complicated and amazing moves. In the case of Ryan Johansen, sometimes less is more. Johansen essentially unplugs before nudging the puck past Jaroslav Halak. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Ryan Johansen barely moves, scores shootout goal appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Bloguin Best
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Johansen leads Jackets to 8th straight, 4-3 in SO over Isles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins. After Mark Letestu scored to lead off the shootout, Johansen slowed as he went in on goalie Jaroslav Halak and slid the...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Johansen plays hero as Jackets top Isles via shootout for 8th straight

  Ryan Johansen scored late in regulation to tie it and then added the clinching goal in the shootout Thursday night to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders, extending their streak to eight straight wins. After Mark Letestu scored to lead off the shootout, Johansen slowed as he went in on goalie Jaroslav Halak and slid the puck between his...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets look to match franchise record vs. Islanders

The Columbus Blue Jackets lately have looked more like a playoff team than the New York Islanders, who are battling for home-ice advantage in the first round of the postseason. Columbus looks to match a franchise record with an eighth consecutive victory Thursday night against an Islanders club that has just two wins in its last nine games. The Blue Jackets (37-35-4) have spent most...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hartnell hat trick paces Blue Jackets to comeback win over Ducks

  Scott Hartnell had his eighth career three-goal game and the Columbus Blue Jackets rebounded from a two-goal deficit to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Tuesday night. It was the Blue Jackets' fourth win in a row. Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno also scored for the Blue Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves - stopping the final 18 shots after the Ducks...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Hartnell scores 3, Blue Jackets come back for 5-3 win over Ducks

Scott Hartnell had his eighth career three-goal game and the Columbus Blue Jackets rebounded from a two-goal deficit to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Tuesday night. It was the Blue Jackets' fourth win in a row. Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno also scored for the Blue Jackets. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves - stopping the final 18 shots after the Ducks took...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 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

Johansen's shootout goal leads Blue Jackets over Hurricanes

  Ryan Johansen had the only goal in the shootout, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Scott Hartnell had two goals while Rene Bourque added the other for the Blue Jackets. Artem Ansimov added two assists. Justin Faulk had a goal and two assists for Carolina, while Victor Rask and Eric Staal also scored for the Hurricanes. Columbus...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Johansen's shootout goal leads Blue Jackets over Canes 4-3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen had the only goal in the shootout, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Scott Hartnell had two goals while Rene Bourque added the other for the Blue Jackets. Artem Ansimov added two assists. Justin Faulk had a goal and two assists for Carolina, while Victor Rask and Eric Staal also scored for...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (3/1/15) @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Five months ago I had circled this date on my calendar, purchased tickets and smiled at the thought of two playoff-bound division rivals going toe-to-toe as they entered the final stretch of the regular season. Well, things don’t always work out as planned and you could consider this one of my biggest fortune-telling blunders. Regardless, this journey into Pittsburgh’s Consol...
Via BS Hockey
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby leveled by Ryan Johansen (GIF)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was crushed with a big hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen in the opening seconds of Sunday's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Johansen intercepted a pass intended for Crosby and knocked him to the ice all in one motion.Johansen also had a goal and an assist in the game, but it wasn't enough as the Penguins beat the Blue Jackets...
Via Holdout Sports
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: (2/28/15) vs New Jersey Devils

In David Clarkson’s much ballyhooed debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team fell to the New Jersey Devils with the score of 2-0. In a game that was low scoring and fairly low event, the Devils were able to lull the Jackets to sleep and eek out a victory. Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   The Good: David Clarkson I don’t know how many times we will get...
Via BS Hockey
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Columbus Blue Jackets Surprisingly the NHL’s Worst Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Ryan...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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