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Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 2

The Penguins got off to great start in Game 2 when Brian Gibbons scored two goals in 53 seconds including a short-handed goal to give them a 2 to nothing lead.  The Blue Jackets cut the lead to 2-1 on a Ryan Johansen power play goal.  Matt Niskanen scored on the power play to give the Penguins 3-1 after the first period.    The Blue Jackets changed the momentum of the game on...
Via KC Sports Ninja
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 Takeaways from Blue Jackets' 4-3 double OT win at Pittsburgh

One: Newton's Third Law states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Game 1 saw Columbus start strong and fade a bit. Tonight, the Blue Jackets started slow and got stronger as the game wore on. Action (Game 1 loss), equal and opposite reaction (Game 2 win). Really, it does make sense. Two: The Penguins played the more physical game in the first 30 minutes...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Blue Jackets, minor tweaks are recipe for success

Chalk the loss up to nerves, or maybe to inexperience. After squandering a two-goal lead in game one Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, the learning curve must be swift for Columbus if they hope to rebound against a fast, skilled Penguins team on Saturday. They proved to themselves that they have the wherewithal to play at this level. The key is now to play their game for the full...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

The NHL playoffs can bring players that are on the fringe of stardom right to center stage. Here are some names to watch up for as the league prepares to drop the puck on its season season. Ryan Johansen, Columbus The leading scorer for the Blue Jackets has had a breakout season and he could really make a name for himself in the playoffs.  Going up against the Penguins won’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs ☆

The NHL playoffs can bring players that are on the fringe of stardom right to center stage. Here are some names to watch up for as the league prepares to drop the puck on its season season. Ryan Johansen, Columbus The leading scorer for the Blue Jackets has had a breakout season and he could really make a name for himself in the playoffs.  Going up against the Penguins won’t...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

I've got questions...

Boston vs Detroit Are the Wings content getting to the playoffs or will they claw their way to round 2? Will the Bruins struggle to find the next gear after cruising through the conference? Does the red hot Nyqvist have what it takes to outduel Chara? Will the Bruins batter the Wings legally or will they find themselves on the PK a lot? Columbus vs Pittsburgh The Jackets might...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen looking forward to competing at ramped-up playoff level

Ryan Johansen chuckled, which is not unusual. The big kid from British Columbia seems always to be smiling, having fun. And you can imagine what a blast he's having now, on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, anticipating his first NHL playoff game. And how did the big, young center go from five-goal scorer last year, in the NHL's lockout-shortened season, to 33 this year...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Stats to remember about the Blue Jackets

- 72.1% - That’s the percentage of their total goals that the Blue Jackets have scored at even strength; good for only 24th in the league and just hair better than the Pens who are at 71.7%.  Like the Penguins, the Blue Jackets aren’t very good at even strength and winning games is usually mutually exclusive to capitalizing on power play opportunities.  Pens have converted...
Via The Pensblog
4 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...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 14, 2014) – Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 13. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for as Blue Jackets take on Penguins

In 2009, Columbus made their first trip to the playoffs. They expended most of their energy to get to that point, clinching that spot with just a few days to go in the regular season. They were swept in four games by a good Detroit Red Wings team, and by an aggregate score of 18-7. The fans were given merely a hint of the power and excitement of playoff hockey. They wanted more,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 3 Panthers 2: Locked in at seven

Ryan Johansen dropped to one knee early in the third period last night, launching a highlight-reel goal that shot the Blue Jackets past the Florida Panthers and into a first-round Stanley Cup playoffs matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A 3-2 win before 14,241 at the BB&T Center locked the Blue Jackets into seventh place and the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayes, Trocheck score, but Panthers end season with loss to Blue Jackets

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night. Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves. Jimmy Hayes and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots. The...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers, 3-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night. Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson also scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves. Jimmy Hayes and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots. The...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers, 3-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Johansen scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers for the eighth straight time, 3-2 on Saturday night.
Via FOXSports.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets intense playing style draws raves from opponents

What a ride. As the 2013-14 NHL season winds to a close this weekend, there's no better time to reflect on the Columbus Blue Jackets successful quest to qualify for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. Every year, in every sport, there are teams that underachieve relative to their collective skill set. Columbus was not one of them. If there's an underlying trait to this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen OT Winner (Isolated Audio)

Via Talk Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-3 OT win over the Coyotes

One: Although they won, they looked tentative toward the end of the first and into the beginning of the second period. With the playoffs looming, a full 60-minute game is needed each and every night. There can be no hesitation or tentativeness if they hope to advance past the first round. Two: Ryan Johansen has emerged as not only a very good player this season, but also as a "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 3 (OT): Johansen turns pass into winner

When Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski gathered the puck and looked up the ice, he saw rookie Boone Jenner ahead to his right and, in the corner of his left eye, a blue blur going through the neutral zone. “I let the pass go first, and then I realized it was Joey,” Wisniewski said. “And when I saw that, I was like, ‘OK, this is going to be good.’ I mean, if you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen's OT goal lifts Jackets past Coyotes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Johansen took a stretch pass from James Wisniewski and scored on a wrist shot at 3:33 of overtime to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, tying a franchise record for wins. Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves, Blake Comeau, Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu also had goals and Artem Anisimov added two assists for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: a plea to the fans

While the Columbus Blue Jackets (38-30-6) have faced some struggles these past few weeks, most notably their 3-1 loss on March 21st against the New York Rangers (41-30-4). Even though they have recently dropped in the rankings they are still battling it out in hopes of attaining the Wild Card spot. With all of that being said, this is still one of the best seasons for our relatively...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 OT win over Carolina

One: In a game with heavy playoff consequences should Columbus fail to come away with two points, the Blue Jackets got past their heavy legs on the second night of back-to-back games for the overtime victory. They concentrated on controlling their own destiny, not relying on help from someone else. This is what good, playoff-caliber teams do. They find a way to win. Two: They still...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 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.
Via FOXSports.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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