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The Columbus Blue Jackets moved to sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference playoff race with a 3-2 overtime win at Anaheim Wednesday night. Fedor Tyutin redirected a centering pass from Nick Foligno for the game-winning goal. “The guys believe,” Columbus head coach Todd Richards said. “We’re...

1. Pittsburgh (29-10-0, LW 1) – Losses to Buffalo and the New York Rangers show the team is human, but playing without Sidney Crosby. 2. Chicago (29-5-4, LW 3) – Blackhawks are running neck and neck with Anaheim for top team in the Western Conference. 3. Anaheim (27-8-5, LW 2) –...

The Columbus Blue Jackets are continuing to climb new heights. A little over a month after the team’s season was declared dead by many NHL experts, the Jackets find themselves in eighth place in the Western Conference standings after a 2-1 overtime win over Anaheim Sunday night before 13,185...

1. Pittsburgh (25-8-0, LW 2) – Penguins are hottest team in the league with 12-game winning streak. 2. Chicago (24-3-3, LW 1) – They remain strong, but starting to have questions on if they can hold off the Ducks in a possible Western Conference matchup. 3. Anaheim (22-4-4, LW 3) – Beat...

Chicago (21-2-3, LW 1) – The Blackhawks have lost two in a row, but they still get the No. 1 spot based on 24 game winning streak. Anaheim (17-3-3, LW 2) – The Ducks locked up Ryan Getzlaf to a long-term contract last week. Can they do the same...

1, Chicago (19-0-3, LW 1) – The Blackhawks are playing close games, but are overall better than anyone else in the NHL right now. Goalie Corey Crawford was hurt earlier this week, which could pose a problem down the road. 2. Anaheim (15-3-2, LW 2) – Ryan Getzlaf is continuing his...

1, Chicago (15-0-3, LW 1) – I’ve said that the Blackhawks will be tough to beat in the NHL playoffs if Corey Crawford stays hot. Now, the Blackhawks are showing to be a difficult team to beat in any game. Great defensive play has complimented Chicago’s offensive firepower. 2....

1, Chicago (9-0-2, LW 2) – The Blackhawks are the only NHL team who hasn’t lost during regulation. There’s no question about the continued play of Patrick Kane (eight goals, 18 points in first 11 games).  If Corey Crawford can continue his hot start (1.82 GAA) in the postseason,...