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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...

The Columbus Blue Jackets kept pace in the NHL Western Conference playoff race with a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche Monday night at the Pepsi Center. R.J. Umberger scored the game’s tying goal with 93 seconds remaining in regulation and Nick Foligno scored with 29 seconds left in...

The Columbus Blue Jackets are now tied for eighth place in the Western Conference playoff chase with a 3-2 shootout win at Minnesota Saturday night. Sergei Bobrovsky was impressive with 39 saves, including stops of Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu during the shootout session. Despite the win, Columbus head...

The Columbus Blue Jackets haven’t been asked yet, but if they do, team President of Hockey Operations  John Davidson has joined various other NHL executives in throwing his hat in the ring as a possibility of hosting an outdoor game. On Sunday, the league officially announced the rescheduling of...

After being short four players Sunday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets could get some reinforcements back before its key game Tuesday with San Jose. Jackets coach Todd Richards said defenseman Tim Erixon and forward Brandon Dubinsky may return from injury. “Erixon will skate tomorrow, still don’t know if he...

The acquisition of Marian Gaborik is already paying dividends for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gaborik scored the game-winning goal early in the third period along with another assist to give the Jackets a 3-1 win in Nashville Thursday night. The win marks the first regulation victory by Columbus in...

Give Vinny Prospal an assist In the Columbus Blue Jackets’ goal to bring Marian Gaborik from the Big Apple to Central Ohio. The veteran sniper with the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers said his conversation with Prospal led him to waive his no-trade clause and accept a grade...

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...

The play of the Columbus Blue Jacket fourth line of Jared Boll, Derek MacKenzie and Colton Gillies,  known for its defense and physical play, was also effective on the scoreboard Friday night in the Jackets 5-1 win over Calgary. The team’s offensive explosion was bookended by goals from Boll...

The Columbus Blue Jackets are continuing their recent stretch of gritty play, but fell a little short against the NHL’s top team. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored on a backhand by Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to lead the Blackhawks to a 2-1 shootout win Thursday night before 15,009...

The play of Sergei Bobrovsky is continuing to open eyes around Nationwide Arena and the rest of the National Hockey League. After gaining the first star with his play last week, Bobrovsky has followed with allowing only four goals in 195 minutes of regulation and overtime play against Detroit,...

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky said he had mixed results in his first game back in nearly a month from a knee injury. He played 19:36 and recorded two shots and five hits for the Blue Jackets in its 2-1 shootout loss to Vancouver Thursday night in front...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has been named the National Hockey League’s First Star for the week of March 4-10. Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby was named the NHL’s Second Star, while Los Angeles’ Jeff Carter is the Third Star selection. Bobrovsky posted a 4-0-0 record with a 0.77 goals-against...

Jarmo Kekalainen pulled off his first trade as general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. The team acquired forward Spencer Machacek from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Tomas Kubalik. Machacek will report to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Machacek, 24, has recorded nine...

Add Artem Anisimov to the injury list for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was scratched from Saturday’s game and will consult with team doctors Sunday. Columbus head coach Todd Richards said he will also miss Sunday’s trip to Detroit. Anisimov’s injury was described as lower body, something that has...

There are still just under two months to go in the regular season, but March 7, 2013, could be a date to remember for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hours after the National Hockey League Players Association approved a realignment plan which would send Columbus to the Eastern Conference next...

The improved Columbus Blue Jackets defense corps received another shot in the arm with the return of Jack Johnson, who missed the past four games with a shoulder injury. Johnson made his presence known by leading the team with 26:53 in ice time, a goal and three blocked shots...

After taking a first-period shot to the knee against the Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov looked like he would spend the remainder of the game in the trainer’s room. Instead, the gritty forward iced his bruised knee and ended the game celebrating his game-winning power play...

When the Columbus Blue Jackets brought in a man of John Davidson’s stature last offseason, they didn’t bring him in to keep the status quo. The team is actively working to change what some have described as a “losing culture” that has surrounded the team with one playoff appearance...

Cody Goloubef’s slap shot will never be confused for a cannon. He calls it more of a “half-swing pitching wedge slapper.” But the second-year defenseman used it to perfection with a shot from the right point to notch his first NHL goal in the second period of the Blue...

The Blue Jackets have gone 1-3-1 on a six game homestand and Columbus Wired's Justin Boggs and Dave Seaman talk about how the team has had chances, but the puck has just not found the back of the net. They look at the past few games, what needs...

So much recently has gone against the Edmonton Oilers. The team was involved in a five-game losing streak coming into Sunday night’s game against Columbus. And the Oilers had some shaky moments during the game, being outshot 40-14 and held to three shots in the final 30 minutes. But...

A lack of consistency is continuing to hurt the Columbus Blue Jackets. Once again, the Blue Jackets (3-6-2) dominated the first period, but struggled in the second and ended up dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Calgary Flames (3-3-2) Thursday night before 10,484 at Nationwide Arena. “We weren’t...

When the season started, Mark Letestu wasn’t in the starting lineup for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now, he’s one of the team’s most consistent scorers. Letestu notched a goal and an assist and played center, wing and defense in the team’s 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary Thursday night. “He’s...

After a positive first period, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit an offensive wall. The Blue Jackets had stretches of only one shot in 18 minutes and four shots in 30 minutes over the second and third periods as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday...

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky received a game misconduct and possible NHL discipline after a hit in the second period Tuesday ngiht on Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi. Dubinsky’s hit sent Scuderi into the boards headfirst, which raised the ire of Kings forward Mike Richards, who dropped...

What a difference two days make. The Columbus Blue Jackets (3-5-1) put together their most complete game of the year with two goals from Artem Anisimov and a solid goaltending effort from Steve Mason to get past the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Saturday night before 17, 612 at Nationwide...

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski suffered a scary injury early in the second period after slamming into the wall to the left of the Detroit Red Wings goal. Wisniewski appeared to have been inadvertently bumped by teammate Nick Foligno, who was hit by Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader. Wisniewski spun...

Slow starts are continuing to hurt the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team (2-5-1) gave up three goals to the St. Louis Blues (6-1-0) only ten minutes into the game which led to a 4-1 loss Thursday night before 11,155 at Nationwide Arena. “I was disappointed that we got down...

It was a rough night for Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. He was pulled by Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after the netminder gave up three goals in the first ten minutes. “It was two-fold,” Richards said. “Bobby needs to be better, but I needed to change things up to...

For the first 40 minutes of Monday night’s 2-1 win over Dallas, the Columbus Blue Jackets power play was downright offensive. “Honestly, I probably couldn’t say to you (what I was thinking),” Columbus head coach Todd Richards said. “I’ve been here about 90 games and over the span (earlier...

In the latest edition of On the Bench, Columbus Wired’s Catrina Padget and Dave Seaman take a look at the  Blue Jackets recent road trip and the latest game against the Chicago Blackhawks.  They also talk about the early season goaltending and look ahead to the upcoming week.

After two disappointing road losses to Phoenix and Colorado, the Columbus Blue Jackets needed a better effort Saturday night against Chicago. They got the effort, but fell short on the scoreboard as the Blackhawks came away with a 3-2 victory in front a sellout crowd of 18,381 at Nationwide...