Vasilevskiy, Point help Lightning beat Blue Jackets 4-0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Tuesday night.
NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and Mathieu Joseph also scored.
Seth Jones scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets over Flyers 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With his ailing coach suffering on the bench, Seth Jones put a quick end to overtime Thursday night.
Jones scored his second goal of the game 10 seconds into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3.
Columbus coach John Tortorella coached through flu-like symptoms and wore a hoodie over several layers of clothing on the bench. Assistant coach Brad Larsen said Tortorella "was shaking like a leaf."
Blue Jackets’ Dubinsky out 4-6 weeks with strained oblique
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky is expected to miss four to six weeks with a strained oblique muscle.
Dubinsky suffered the injury at practice Sunday. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the time frame Monday when Columbus put Dubinsky on injured reserve.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno is expected to miss two to four weeks with a lower-body injury, a major development in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
General manager Jarmko Kekalainen announced a timeline Monday in which Foligno could be out for the rest of the regular season and some of the playoffs. He was hurt during Saturday's game against St. Louis.
Bjorkstrand, Dubois lead Blue Jackets past Islanders, 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Columbus was in Brooklyn just 10 days ago, it didn't have much to show after a flurry of shots in the first period and then let a lead after 40 minutes slip away in a loss.
This time, Sergei Bobrovsky made a big save to preserve the advantage early in the third and the Blue Jackets pulled away for a big win.
Backstrom’s late goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets, 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom's 200th NHL goal was a game-winner.
Backstrom got a desperation, cross-ice pass from T.J. Oshie and beat Sergei Bobrovsky with 43 seconds left to lift the Washington Capitals over the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Blue Jackets sign veteran forward Gerbe to 2-way deal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Nathan Gerbe to a one-year, two-way contract.
The 30-year-old last played in the NHL during the 2015-16 season, when he was with Carolina. He has played the last two seasons in Switzerland.
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Wednesday that Gerbe will be placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' AHL affiliate.
Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets.
Three of the team's top forwards and a defenseman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month. Coach John Tortorella has moved players around and patched together lines with help from the team's AHL affiliate in Cleveland. The lack of depth has been evident.
Blue Jackets’ Brandon Dubinsky will miss games vs. Penguins with facial fracture
John Tortorella's squad will have one less pain-in-Sidney-Crosby's-butt in the lineup in two weeks.
Anderson scores late in 3rd to lift Jackets over Ducks 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Josh Anderson scored late in the third period to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Friday night.
Anderson got his team-high 10th goal with just under five minutes left to make it 3-2. He fired the puck in off the left shoulder of goalie John Gibson. Anderson also had two assists.
Staal scores twice as Carolina beats Columbus 3-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Staal got himself into the right place at the right time on Friday night.
Staal had two goals, Cam Ward made 25 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 for their second straight victory.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A change in mindset during the preseason has turned the Columbus Blue Jackets from a perennial loser into one of the NHL's best teams.
Cam Atkinson scored twice and Brandon Dubinsky had the go-ahead goal in the third period to help the Blue Jackets set franchise records for wins and points in a season with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Zach Werenski and Sam Gagner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have 44 wins and 94 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About four minutes into the final period at Madison Square Garden, the Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky picked the pocket of Rangers defenseman Nick Holden and passed the puck to Cam Atkinson skating hard into the slot. The charging Atkinson netted a laser shot for his career-high 29th goal of the season.
Blue Jackets beat weary Penguins in overtime 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets provided a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena with a captivating look at what the first round of the playoffs might look like.
The high-energy Friday night game between the Metropolitan Division rivals had tight checking, big hits, 78 total shots on goal, stunning saves and an edge-of-the-seat overtime, in which Columbus prevailed 2-1.
Atkinson, Bobrovsky lift Blue Jackets over Red Wings 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky slammed the door after the first period, and the Blue Jackets held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night for the second time in five days.
The All-Star stopped 35 shots and held off a furious Red Wings push in the final period, and Columbus won 2-1, with the final horn sounding just as a shot by Detroit's Thomas Vanek bounced off the goal post.
Jones scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — The young Columbus Blue Jackets, running among the NHL leaders for the first time, are learning lessons every day in the art of winning.
They passed another test Tuesday night, this one about not taking lesser teams lightly.
Seth Jones took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky and blasted a high slap shot behind goalie Petr Mrazek 3:22 into overtime and the Blue Jackets beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2.
Dubinsky scores twice and Blue Jackets beat Canes 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Dubinsky ended a 17-game scoring drought with two goals, Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Lukas Sedlak also scored for Columbus, and Ryan Murray and Cam Atkinson had a pair of assists each. All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky returned after missing the past three games because of illness and made 24 saves.
Blue Jackets’ success renews debate over morning skates
After putting on skates for 27 years, Brandon Dubinsky doesn't mind not having to lace 'em up twice on game days anymore.
Coach John Tortorella eyed the age-old hockey tradition of morning skates and eliminated them. His Columbus Blue Jackets are atop the NHL standings, and they may be leading the charge to kill morning skates for good.
Blue Jackets win 5th straight, 4-1 over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — Almost every game is a productive one for the Columbus Blue Jackets these days — whether they play well or not.
Brandon Dubinsky scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period, and the surging Blue Jackets won their fifth straight game, 4-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Lukas Sedlak got his first NHL goal for the Blue Jackets, who have earned at least a point in 12 of their last 13 games.
Jenner, Bobrovsky propel Blue Jackets to 3-2 win over Avs
DENVER (AP) — Boone Jenner made sure that credit went where credit should for his winning goal.
To Brandon Dubinsky for setting up the play. To Cam Atkinson for that on-the-money, no-look pass.
"A heck of a play by them," Jenner said.
Jenner knocked in the winner with 11:03 remaining, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.
"Really happy for Boone to pop one," Dubinsky said. "He's been knocking on the door."
Brandon Pirri scores twice, Rangers beat Devils 3-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Pirri scored two goals in the New York Rangers' 3-1 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
John Gilmour added a power-play goal for New York. Antti Raanta and Mackenzie Skapski split time in goal, with Raanta starting and making 15 saves, and Skapski stopping all 13 shots he faced.
Miles Wood scored for New Jersey, and Scott Wedgewood made 31 saves.
J. Johnson, Dubinsky scratched for US in must-win vs. Canada
TORONTO (AP) — With the United States facing elimination against Canada at the World Cup of Hockey, coach John Tortorella chose to scratch two players he's very familiar with for the sake of what he hopes is the best lineup.