Blake Comeau says Blue Jackets must stick to their style to upset favored Penguins

Before Wednesday, Blue Jackets winger Blake Comeau had played 422 NHL games, none of those in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Understandably, it wasn't just the same old, same old as he prepared for game one in Pittsburgh. "It felt a little bit different," Comeau admitted. "I had a tough time napping; I was a little bit nervous. You know, this is my seventh year in the...
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Before the CBJ Stanley Cup Playoffs puck drops: Round 1, Game 2 - Pittsburgh

Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game Two (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS vs. (7) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS In the wake of Game One's impressively strong start by the Columbus Blue Jackets and equally impressive mid-game rebound by the Pittsburgh Penguins, we fans are left to wonder what type of Columbus team we will see on the ice in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Will...
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Columbus Zoo Hangs Blue Jackets Flag In Penguin Exhibit (Photo)

The Stanley Cup playoffs pit team against team, fan against fan, and city against city. This year, even a zoo is getting involved. The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the midst of a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and although the Pens lead the series 1-0, it looks like a zoo in Columbus, Ohio wanted to clarify that some penguins actually are Blue Jackets fans. The...
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Photo: Columbus Zoo hangs Blue Jackets banner over penguins exhibit

In support of the Columbus Blue Jackets squaring off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL playoffs, the Columbus Zoo did something that is likely to irk one of its species in captivity.As you can tell, the zoo decided to show their support by hanging a Blue Jackets flag over the Penguins exhibit. Poor penguins. They don't deserve to be in the crossfire in this sports matter...
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This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan is super-amped-up for the playoffs (video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 1 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, winning 4-3. From the looks of this intense toddler, he’s pretty pumped up about it and the chances of his favorite NHL team making a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The passion. The intensity. […] The post This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan...
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Meyer tapes good luck message for Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and just the second time ever. Among those taking notice: Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. In a short video shot from his office and posted Friday morning on the Blue Jackets website, Meyer wishes the team good luck in its playoff series vs. Pittsburgh. Game Two is Saturday night in Pittsburgh...
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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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Blue Jackets GM likes ‘relaxed-intense’ effort from Game 1

If the Columbus Blue Jackets were supposed to go into the playoffs and be scared of the Pittsburgh Penguins, they did a bad job of showing that. The Jackets hung tough in Game 1 and even held a 3-1 lead on the Penguins at one point before ultimately falling 4-3. Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen told Kevin Allen of USA Today he was happy with how the team came out in their first playoff...
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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...
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Some Thoughts About the Pens after Game 1 (And A Story About Nachos) by @MadChad412

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in game one Wednesday night, by a score of 4-3. The Pens came out flat, but did a good job of being resilient in the face of adversity, which is mostly due to thanks to their leadership, talent, and playoff experience. In the first period, you would have thought that the Blue Jackets were the more experienced team. The Blue...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Rinkside Chat - 4/17

Ask questions and chat with our Blue Jackets writers about the team's quest for the Cup!
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Channel Information for April 21 & 23 Blue Jackets and Reds

Monday, April 21 & Wednesday, April 23 Blue Jackets vs. Penguins at 7:00pm Special hour-long Blue Jackets Live pregame at 6:00pm on Monday Blue Jackets Live pregame at 6:30pm on Wednesday Reds @ Piratesfso at 7:00pm | Reds Live pregame at 7:30pm Blue Jackets vs. Penguins · Cleveland and Columbus/Lima areas: o    Main FOX Sports Ohio cable channel o    Direct TV: FSOhio...
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Game Recap: Blue Jackets Drop Game One

Game Recap: Blue Jackets blow 3-1 lead, lose 4-3 to Sutter and the Penguins Marc-André Fleury was one-upped by Sergei Bobrovsky. It was a great start for the Blue Jackets, rushing out of the gate quickly and scoring 6 minutes into the period. On the goal, Brandon Dubinsky made an excellent inside-outside move on Paul Martin […]
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Highs and lows of Blue Jackets/Penguins Game 1

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3 takeaways from Blue Jackets Game 1 loss to Pittsburgh

One: For almost half of the roster not having playoff experience, Columbus gave a good showing. They came out fast playing their game and controlled the pace of the game in the early stages. Their passing was good, going tape-to-tape. Their shots on goal were near, if not on, net and accurate. Two: They stayed relatively calm as the Penguins came back to tie the score at three, before...
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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

Brutus Buckeye, Reds show support for Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are making their second ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and that means, the state of Ohio is uniting behind them. Not only are the Jackets receiving massive amounts of support from fans, but they have also drawn the attention of some of the other teams from Ohio. First after their 4-0 win against the Pirates, the Reds twitter account sent out...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs: Penguins-Blue Jackets Preview

When you look at these two teams on paper it becomes almost impossible to find any two other organizations that are as polar opposite. The Pittsburgh Penguins have become all but a guarantee when it comes to the chase for Lord Stanley, and even though it has been a few years since they hoisted the Cup, the Metropolitan Division champions are always at or near the top of the Eastern...
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Playoff Gameday: Round One, Game One – Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets ☆

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins Series Tied 0-0 Root Sports, NBCSN, FS-O, CBC – 7:30 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Here we are. The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins are about to play their first meaningful hockey game in quite some time. For the last little while, the Pens were set in the number two seed in the East; they couldn...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Know Your Columbus Blue Jackets by @ExcitedBobErrey

The playoffs are finally here after a regular season that saw the Penguins never seriously challenged by the rest of the Metropolitan Division, and with perfect timing the NHL has changed the first two rounds of the playoffs to a divisional format. The first victim: the Columbus Blue Jackets.Left) Joke organizations usually have joke mascots Right) BOOM goes the penis-shaped cannon...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 1 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Penguins Need Better Possession The Penguins finished the regular season with team Corsi of 49.7%.  That places them at 16th in the league.  Only four current playoff teams ranked lower in that regard.  For the first time in three seasons, the team had only 2 players who played in half of the games finish with a Corsi above 55%.  Part of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets 2014 Playoff Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins start the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs against a Columbus Blue Jackets team who have played in the NHL for 14 years and have yet to win a playoff game.  Should be a slam dunk right? We’ve put together an incredible group of writers to predict how the series will pan out and at the same time throw a little insight into what the Penguins...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens – Blue Jackets Round One Discussion

We sat down with Andy Hughes, Ken Will, Meesh Shanmugam, Casey Johnston, along with Mike Colligan from The Hockey Writers and discussed a number of different topics heading into tonight’s opening game of the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets. What made this season different than previous seasons? Andy Hughes: Compared to last year, it was nice seeing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

TPN RADIO: Pens/Blue Jackets Preview with Josh Yohe

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_K Guest: @JoshYohe_Trib   The Topics (Les Sujets) Pens/Blue Jackets preview with Josh Yohe NHL First Round predictions The return of Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale NHL news and notes (Trotz, MacDonald, Mason, Bishop)
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3 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...
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