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Blue Jackets & Capitals Each at a Crossroads

Blue Jackets & Capitals Each at a Crossroads

April 20th, 2018 When the Columbus Blue Jackets received an early power play on Thursday night, you could tell their performance on it would dictate how the rest of the night would go. They struggled with their opportunity. Not surprisingly, they struggled with everything after that. A Quick Game 4 Recap Making...
Blue Jackets Still Control Own Destiny at Home

Blue Jackets Still Control Own Destiny at Home

April 18th, 2018 The Columbus Blue Jackets played a much better game Tuesday night in front of their home fans at Nationwide Arena. They just didn't get the result they had hoped for. After 89 minutes of tight-checking hockey, the Washington Capitals got the bounce they were looking for. Lars Eller was in the...

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April 5th, 2018
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For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are going to back-to-back postseasons. Thanks to getting to overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they punched their ticket to the big dance. The Penguins won the game 5-4 in overtime. The Blue Jackets were able to recover from winning just 15 regulation games in their first 52 outings to make these playoffs. How were they able to make this happen? A Quick Review The first place you have to look at is the goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. He's gone 12-2 in his last 14 starts before Thursday and was the backstop to the Blue Jackets 10-game winning streak. When the streak started, they were out of the playoffs. They now sit third in the Metro with their sights set on home-ice advantage in the first round. Next you have to look at the play of Seth Jones. He's loudly announced his Norris trophy candidacy. He has 16-41-57 entering Thursday's play including his first career four-point game in Vancouver which helped...
March 28th, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are on a roll. After their latest victory, a 7-3 crushing of the Edmonton Oilers, the Blue Jackets improved to 11-1 in their last 12 games. They sit one point in back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second in the Metropolitan Division. The win was coach John Tortorella's 127th win as the Blue Jackets' head man. That tied him with Todd Richards for the most wins as head coach in franchise history. He will get his first chance to break the record Thursday night in Calgary. https://twitter.com/BlueJacketsPR/status/978841231236194305 Tortorella's Tenure Tortorella's stint with the Blue Jackets started on Oct 21, 2015 after the team endured an 0-7-0 start to the 2015-16 season. News of this hiring didn't sit well with many of the experts and fans. Many thought the worst was only just beginning. Tortorella hadn't coached since being fired from the Vancouver Canucks along with current Penguins' coach Mike Sullivan in May 2014. Surely we were going to...
March 25th, 2018
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stole the show Saturday night. Thanks to 33 saves from Allen, the Blues pushed themselves into a playoff spot after defeating the Blue Jackets 2-1 on Saturday night. Despite controlling most of the game, the Blue Jackets just couldn't solve the goaltender. Allen's most noticeable save was early on when he stretched out his glove and caught a Markus Nutivaara shot. It kept the score 1-0 at the time. https://twitter.com/NHL/status/977690819145732097 The Blues made it 2-0 thanks to who else, Vladimir Tarasenko. He got into the slot. By then, it was too late for Sergei Bobrovsky. No goalie was stopping that shot. That's all the Blues could muster against Bobrovsky. That gave the Blue Jackets a chance. Cam Atkinson finally beat Allen to make it 2-1. The crowd was awake. But that's all the Blue Jackets could muster. They hit a couple posts. They couldn't take advantage of some fortunate bounces off the end boards. It just wasn't meant to...
March 24th, 2018
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Now that the Columbus Blue Jackets’ win streak is in the double-digits, it has understandably drawn parallels to their 16-game win streak from the 2016-17 season. With Thursday night’s commanding 4-0 victory over the surging Florida Panthers, the 10 consecutive wins tied the Blue Jackets for the longest win streak in the NHL this season, and they became just the third team in NHL history to have 10-game win streaks in back-to-back seasons. Last year’s 16-game streak, which ran from Nov. 29 to Jan. 3, was the second-longest in NHL history. Though last year’s streak took place mid-season in the midst of what some might call less important “feeling-out” games, this year’s streak has happened under the immense pressure of being a young team fighting for its postseason life. Here’s what Blue Jackets players and coaches had to say when it comes to comparing the two streaks. Head Coach John Tortorella Tortorella said that the streaks are incomparable mainly because...

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Two days after Wednesday's NHL Awards Ceremony and Las Vegas Expansion Draft, the 2017 NHL Entry Draft will commence. The now 31 NHL teams will gather inside the United Center in Chicago in efforts to rebuild, or build upon, their rosters by selecting teenagers they feel will help their team in the... June 23rd, 2017