Atkinson scores twice to lift Blue Jackets over Penguins
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus' Boone Jenner was sent to the penalty box for slashing just 20 seconds into Saturday night's game, giving Pittsburgh an early power-play chance and sucking some of...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Even though they got back on the winning track, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a lot to figure out if they want to make the playoffs.
Blue Jackets land Duchene from Senators, then beat them 3-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves and Matt Duchene's first game with the Columbus Blue Jackets was a 3-0 win over his former team, the Ottawa Senators, on Friday...
Duchene gets win with Blue Jackets after trade from Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene appreciated how short the walk was to join his new team.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves, and Duchene's first game with the Columbus Blue Jackets was a 3-0...
Panarin powers Blue Jackets past Blackhawks 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck.
Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six games.
Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal and an assist for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in his sixth straight start. Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored.
Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Golden Knights 4-3
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets opened a three-game Western Conference trip with victories in Colorado and Arizona, yet didn't feel as though they put forth their best effort.
Columbus closed out the trip with one of their most complete games of the season as Cam Atkinson scored two goals less than three minutes apart and Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves in a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.
Tatar, Armia each score a pair, Canadiens beat Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carey Price was terrific for the Montreal Canadiens on a night his team was outplayed for much of the game and outshot by the Columbus Blue Jackets. That's how it happens sometimes when things are going right.
Capitals’ Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury.
Holtby said his left eye is back to normal after it initially didn't progress as quickly as hoped.
"It's not a thing that's going to get worse," Holtby said after the Capitals' morning skate. "It's just a matter of when it calms down. So now it's good."
Korpisalo stops 29 shots, Blue Jackets beat Devils 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their win streak to four games and stayed in the thick of the battle at the top of the tough Metropolitan Division. The team's productive top line is a big reason why.
Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and an assist on Tuesday night as the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1.
Foligno, Bobrovsky lead Blue Jackets past Rangers 7-5
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sunday night.
Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game.
Columbus beats Washington in OT, Holtby suffers eye injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin flapping his arms to mimic Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal celebration for the final insult, but the defending Stanley Cup champions were more concerned about a potentially significant injury.
Panarin scored in overtime for the second consecutive game to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Panarin's goal came after Washington lost All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby to an eye injury.
Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets past Flyers, 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Although he's diminutive in size, Cam Atkinson plays big in front of the net.
Atkinson scored two more goals as part of an eight-point game for Columbus' top line to lead the Blue Jackets to their third straight victory, 4-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Listed at 5-foot-8, 179 pounds, Atkins upped his season total to 22 goals. He has scored at least 20 in six straight seasons.
Foligno, Atkinson lift Blue Jackets over Devils 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the third period, the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Columbus Blue Jackets came down to goaltenders — one making his first NHL start and the other a Vezina Trophy-winning veteran.
It was fun to watch. Both performed admirably, even spectacularly, in a scoreless final period, enabling the Blue Jackets to hang on to a 2-1 lead and beat the Devils on Thursday night.
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."
Gaudreau has 4 points, Flames rally past Blue Jackets 9-6
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the goal scorers on both sides had a fun, wild Tuesday night.
For Calgary goalie Mike Smith? Not so much.
"Not the way you draw it up," Smith said.
Gaudreau had two goals and two assists, and the Flames scored five goals in the second period to rally past the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-6.
"It's just one of those games," said Smith, who combined with Dave Rittich to stop 24 shots. "The chances were there and the pucks were finding a way to get in."
Atkinson scores again as Blue Jackets beat Maple Leafs 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson is on quite a roll for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Atkinson scored for the sixth straight game, and the Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Friday night to remain atop the Metropolitan Division.
Josh Anderson had two goals and Markus Hannikainen also scored, helping the Blue Jackets avenge a 4-2 loss at Toronto on Monday. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 shots for his eighth win.
Atkinson’s hat trick leads Blue Jackets past Hurricanes 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cam Atkinson anchored a top line that caused the Carolina Hurricanes fits Saturday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets won 4-1 for their fifth victory in six games.
Atkinson scored three goals and assisted on another, and fellow winger Artemi Panarin assisted on all of Atkinson's goals. Columbus center Pierre-Luc Dubois added two assists as Atkinson stretched his goal-scoring streak to six games.
Blue Jackets come from behind to rout Florida 7-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With a top forward and their starting goaltender out sick, the Columbus Blue Jackets limped into the first intermission down two goals to the streaking Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Then goalie Joonas Korpisalo found his rhythm, five Columbus players had a goal and an assist and the Blue Jackets rallied for a 7-3 rout that snapped Florida's five-game winning streak.
Dubois gets go-ahead goal, Blue Jackets beat Stars 2-1
DALLAS (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois thought he had a tiebreaking goal for Columbus in the third period before Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin came up with a big save. Seconds later, Dubois had another chance and made it count.
Dubois scored midway through the third period and the Blue Jackets beat the Stars 2-1 on Monday night.
"(Khudobin) made a really nice save. (You) hope you have it back," Dubois said.
Panarin’s overtime tally powers Blue Jackets over Sabres 5-4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella had trouble explaining how his team could blow a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night only to come back and win 31 seconds into overtime. Finally, he resorted to quoting Forrest Gump.
"It's a box of chocolates — you just never know what you're going to get from shift to shift at certain times," Tortorella said. "I guess that's just what the game is."
Atkinson scores twice to power Blue Jackets past Flyers 6-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets had four days to stew after being pounded by Tampa Bay on the road last weekend. In the first period against Philadelphia on Thursday night, they didn't look much better.
But the Blue Jackets shook off the malaise and used a three-goal flurry in the second period to speed past the Flyers on the way to a 6-3 victory on Thursday night.
Atkinson’s late goal sends Blue Jackets past Panthers 5-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets overcame a shaky second period, scoring twice in the third and spoiling the home opener for the Florida Panthers.
Cam Atkinson's goal with 2:46 left lifted the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night.
With traffic in front of the net, Atkinson swept the puck past goalie James Reimer, who was flat on his back during the play. The Panthers challenged for goalie interference, but the goal stood.
Panarin scores, lifts Blue Jackets to 3-2 OT win over Wings
DETROIT (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the best NHL teams in overtime last year. With a talented player like Artemi Panarin, they may be tough to beat in 3-on-3 hockey again this season.
Panarin scored midway through overtime, lifting Columbus to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in the opener for both teams.
Red Wings use 2nd-period spree to beat Penguins 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a 5:47 span in the second period, and Harri Sateri made 29 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Ryan Haggerty and Teddy Blueger scored for the Penguins.
Casey DeSmith started for Pittsburgh, and allowed all three goals on 10 shots in his half of the game. Tristan Jarry made 20 saves.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After Edmonton scored the first three goals of the game, the Columbus Blue Jackets made it apparent which team was still fighting for a playoff spot and which team was already out of the race.
Thomas Vanek had three goals and an assist to lift the Blue Jackets over the Oilers 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Blue Jackets shut out Panthers 4-0 for 10th straight win
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Short winning streaks are nothing to the Columbus Blue Jackets. They like getting victories in bunches.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist, and the Blue Jackets shut out the Florida Panthers 4-0 on Thursday night for their 10th straight win.
BOSTON (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets felt like they were lucky to get a victory in their late-season push for one of the Eastern Conference's playoff spots.
Cam Atkinson scored 2:55 into overtime to lift the Blue Jackets to a 5-4 comeback victory over Boston on Monday night for their eighth straight win, spoiling a splendid NHL debut for Bruins forward Ryan Donato.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets have picked a perfect time to get on a roll.
Atkinson scored a hat trick to lead the surging Blue Jackets to their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Oliver Bjorkstand and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who tied Philadelphia for third place in the Metropolitan Division.
Blue Jackets score early and often, beat Capitals 5-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hours after the trade deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets had the kind of first-period offensive explosion they've been missing this season.
The Blue Jackets scored four times in the opening period and went on to beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Monday night. One of the goals in that flurry came from Mark Letestu, who was acquired in a trade on Sunday.
Anderson scores in 3rd as Blue Jackets beat Blackhawks 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets had to come from behind twice Saturday night to stay in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race.
Josh Anderson scored in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots to lift the up-and-down Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena.
Jackets’ Foligno out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will miss one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.
Foligno was injured in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh. After the game, teammate Cam Atkinson said Foligno was cut by a skate.
Foligno has 13 goals and 13 assists in 59 games for the Blue Jackets, who are in a tight race to make the playoffs.
Couturier’s OT goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets, 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers were glad to finally end their long losing streak in Columbus.
Sean Couturier scored 1:52 into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory Friday night, snapping a stretch of 11 consecutive losses on the Blue Jackets' home ice.
Wayne Simmonds also scored for Philadelphia, and Michael Neuvirth — filling in for the injured Brian Elliott — stopped 35 shots to pick up his eighth win of the season. The Flyers' streak in Columbus dated back to 2005.
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.
Atkinson returns, scores winner for Blue Jackets in Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cam Atkinson viewed his extended absence from the Blue Jackets as a chance at a fresh start. In his first game in more than a month, he came up big.
The veteran forward scored with 3:03 left to give Columbus a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Returning from a broken foot that sidelined him for 11 games, Atkinson tipped in Alexander Wennberg's shot. Wennberg also scored to help the Blue Jackets win for the second time in five games.
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 score twice in shootout to top Hurricanes 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo doesn't get many starts as the backup to the league's top goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky. On the ice for the Blue Jackets for the first time in three weeks, he made it count.
Korpisalo made 29 saves in regulation and overtime, and Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in the shootout to give Columbus a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Korpisalo maintained solid positioning as Carolina misfired on its two shootout attempts.
Atkinson scores twice as Columbus tops Ottawa 5-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The last time Cam Atkinson set off the Columbus goal horn, Halloween was just around the corner. The day after Thanksgiving, he made up for lost time.
Atkinson scored twice to lift Columbus over the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night, extending the Blue Jackets' league-high winning streak to six games.
"It's good to contribute," he said. "That's my game. It's good to be a part of it and get back to my way of playing."
Blue Jackets sign star winger Cam Atkinson for 7 more years
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed all-star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million.
The deal announced by Friday secured the 28-year-old Atkinson, the team's top scorer the past two seasons, through 2024-25. He'll make $5.8 million a year.
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.