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Wild games, identical stats make Jackets-Pens good TV

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets head back to Pittsburgh for Saturday night's Game Five with plenty at stake and nothing between them. The series is tied, 2-2. Many of the other numbers are mostly identical, too. The Penguins still have to be kicking themselves for allowing an equalizer with 22.5 seconds left in Game Four after goaltender Marc...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets rely on Jarmo Kekalainen ’s Silent, Steady Hand

With five games left to play, the Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit in the 8th position in the Eastern Conference standings which, if the season ended today, would place them into the Stanley Cup playoffs as the second wild card team.  While this may not be considered much for many of the established National Hockey League (NHL) organizations, for a team which has qualified only...
Via The Sports Bank
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: GAME FOUR. Blue Jackets win 4-3 in OT.

7:30 p.m. – After the first 12 minutes of this game, this series was over. The Penguins had jumped out to a 3-0 lead, Columbus looked tired, and the Penguins were roaring. 10:03 p.m. – EVERYTHING CHANGED. What happened in those two and a half hours is still a blur, but we’re all beginning to piece it together. It was the will of Columbus and the complacency of the Penguins...
Via The Pensblog
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins falter late, Jackets capitalize

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was all but over. Game Four. Pretty much the series, too. The Pittsburgh Penguins had dominated early and then gotten pushed around from there, but they'd pushed back hard enough and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury had stopped enough shots that they were all set to escape. The Penguins equipment truck was fired up and heading back east, anyway; the Penguins...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets win Game 5 their way

Columbus, OH -- If they didn't do it the hard way it wouldn't be Blue Jackets hockey. A come-from-behind 4-3 overtime victory at home -- their first playoff home victory in franchise history -- was the continuing tale of the resiliency of this club. The series is now tied at 2-2 and heading back to Pittsburgh for Game 5. These are the bricks upon which success is built....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 Game 4 VS Blue Jackets

The Penguins came out ready to play by scoring the first 3 goals in the 1st period.    Craig Adams scored a short-handed goal, Chris Kunitz scored on the power play, and  James Neal to give them a 3-0 lead.    Boone Jenner scored to cut the lead to 3-1 after the 1st period.  The Penguins committed two bad penalties, and Ryan Johansen made them pay by scoring on the 5-3...
Via KC Sports Ninja
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Tie Game 4 With Last-Minute Goal, Beat Penguins In OT (GIFs)

The Columbus Blue Jackets were 22 seconds away from facing a 3-1 first-round series deficit in Wednesday night’s Game 4 when they tied the score with a goal to force overtime. With less than 30 seconds left in regulation, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury mistakenly left his net to play the puck below the goal line. He wasn’t able to clear it, and Blue Jackets...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen OT Winner (Isolated Audio)

Via Talk Hockey
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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