Tortorella says Columbus-Boston series will go to Game 7

Sports 05/05/19, 14:55

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.But Columbus coach John Tortorella said it's not going to occur on home ice in Game 6."Things happen for a reason, and I truly believe that — we'll be back here (in Boston) ...

Blue Jackets seek more history with every playoff game

Sports 05/01/19, 13:23

The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to journey deeper into uncharted territory with each win in these playoffs.Among the franchise firsts so far: Winning a playoff series (they swept Tampa Bay in the opening round), first appearance in the second round, first second-round game played — and won — at home. ...

Bobrovsky comes back strong in Blue Jackets’ playoff chase

Hockey 04/07/19, 14:29

Through an odd, erratic season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, nobody has had a bumpier ride than star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.A high-profile contract issue, a slump, a disciplinary suspension and a humiliating healthy scratch. That all turned into a terrific stretch in March where the 30-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner ...

Jenner’s hat trick powers Blue Jackets over Bruins 7-4

Hockey 03/12/19, 22:29

Boone Jenner got off his sick bed and rung up his first career hat trick.The Columbus center had a fever and missed his team's loss to the New York Islanders on Monday. His return to the lineup on Tuesday night powered the Blue Jackets to a much-needed 7-4 win over ...

Blue Jackets acquire Dzingel from Senators

Hockey 02/23/19, 21:25

The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to load up ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.Columbus sent winger Anthony Duclair and 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Ottawa for Dzingel and a 2019 seventh-round pick. It's the second trade in as ...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Hockey 01/21/19, 19:15

Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting.In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach."Tonight was a team win," the Predators coach said.On a milestone Monday for Laviolette, ...

‘Dinosaur’ defensemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

Hockey 01/16/19, 02:45

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately."He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said.Yet there's still a Brooks Orpik, who helped the Washington ...

Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Capitals 2-1

Hockey 01/12/19, 22:00

Cam Atkinson scored his 25th goal of the season, Artemi Panarin connected in overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night after the defending Stanley Cup champions lost All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby to an eye injury.Panarin scored in overtime for the second straight game.Holtby ...

Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Predators 4-3

Hockey 01/10/19, 22:15

Artemi Panarin scored his second goal of the night 1:22 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Nashville Predators, 4-3 on Thursday night.The Blue Jackets went up 3-1 with two quick goals in the third period and appeared as if they might cruise from there. But the ...

Unspecified ‘incident’ benches Columbus goalie Bobrovsky

Hockey 01/10/19, 12:21

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss Thursday night's game because of an unspecified team "incident."General manager Jarmo Kekalainen says in a statement that "there are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture. An incident occurred in which Sergei failed to ...

Dubois, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 4-3 in OT for 5th straight

Hockey 12/27/18, 22:14

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 31 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.Dubois' 14th goal came after Columbus tied the game with less than three minutes left in regulation. Blue Jackets backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo made 19 ...

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