Blue Jackets look to move past drama of departing stars
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason drama churned up by the exodus of some of their top stars is now behind the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
St. Louis Blues players say there's a buzz in the city for the first Stanley Cup Final game here in 49...
Boston Bruins (49-24-9, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season)
Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of...
Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win.
Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4, first in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular...
Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular-season record out of the playoffs.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0...
Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4, first in the Atlantic Division during the regular...
Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets over Predators 5-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cam Atkinson equaled a Blue Jackets franchise record for goals scored, but he knows there's much more to accomplish.
Atkinson scored twice and Artemi Panarin had four...
Montreal Canadiens (41-28-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (42-30-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
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.