Nyquist’s penalty shot in OT lifts Blue Jackets past Leafs
TORONTO (AP) — Gustav Nyquist couldn't recall getting a penalty shot in overtime before.
He scored on his chance 1:57 into the extra period Monday night, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a...
Nelson scores in OT to lift Islanders over Blue Jackets 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The New York Islanders won again in overtime, this time when Brock Nelson scored 33 seconds into the extra period.
Blue Jackets edge previously unbeaten Hurricanes 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A focused defensive performance and balanced offense helped the Columbus Blue Jackets end the best start to a season in Carolina Hurricanes' franchise history.
Mitch Marner scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Blue Jackets 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On the road for the first time this season, two of Toronto's stars and one newcomer did enough scoring to help keep the Maple Leafs unbeaten.
Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello’s 3 points.
Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play in St. Paul,...
Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning
James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night.
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.
Jackets look to reassemble pieces after free agent losses
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets watched three of their best players leave for other teams on the opening day of free agency and did relatively little to fill the holes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With free agent Sergei Bobrovsky expected to depart, the Columbus Blue Jackets have locked in goaltender Elvis Merzlikins for next season.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators punctuated an awful season with a poor performance.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Senators 6-2 in the...
Kucherov has 5 points as Lightning beat Blue Jackets 5-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Brayden Point scored twice and Steven Stamkos also had a goal for the Lightning, who are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 40 shots and got his 26th win. Kucherov now has 99 points to lead the league, with seven goals in the last five games.
Kucherov has 5 points, Lightning beat Blue Jackets 5-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Nikita Kucherov is at his best, there is little opposing teams can do to stop the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win.
Kucherov now has 99 points to lead the league, with seven goals in the last five games.
Filppula’s OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.
Jordan Eberle had a goal in the first period for New York, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.
David Perron scored the tying goal in the third period for the Blues, and Jordan Binnington — making his fourth straight start and fourth of his career — finished with 23 saves. St. Louis had won three straight and five of its previous seven.
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.
Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Predators 4-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drama-filled day for the Columbus Blue Jackets started with the public reprimand and benching of the No. 1 goaltender and ended with an overtime goal in a game that nearly slipped away.
Sergei Bobrovsky, who has rebuffed the Blue Jackets' efforts to re-sign him, was scratched for Thursday's game for disciplinary reasons, with the team citing an unspecified "incident" but making it clear in a public statement that he failed to meet team "expectations and values."
Unspecified ‘incident’ benches Columbus goalie Bobrovsky
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will miss Thursday night's game because of an unspecified team "incident."
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen says in a statement that "there are certain expectations and values that we have established for our players that define our culture. An incident occurred in which Sergei failed to meet those expectations and values."
Sorry, Seattle: NHL GMs learned from Vegas expansion draft
Hindsight is 43/35 for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
That's how many goals and assists William Karlsson put up for the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets let him go in the most recent NHL expansion draft. They also sent first- and second-round draft picks to Vegas to unload David Clarkson's contract and hold on to forward Josh Anderson and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.
Canucks rally in the third period to beat Blue Jackets 3-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — None of Vancouver's three goals on Tuesday night were particularly pretty. Two bounced in off skates, and the other caromed into the net off the backside of Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
The Canucks will take them. After trailing most of the game, they scored all three in the third period to beat Columbus 3-2 and win their third straight game after losing 12 of 13.
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.
Vesey’s shootout goal lifts Rangers over Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New York gave up twice as many shots as it took, but Jimmy Vesey found the back of the net with the deciding goal in the shootout to get the Rangers another win.
Bobrovsky stands tall as Blue Jackets beat Stars 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has been going through a rough patch, but his performance against the Dallas Stars should go a long way toward pushing his confidence level back up.
Bobrovsky, a former Vezina Trophy winner in the last year of his contract with Columbus, was 3-6 this season and had been competing with backup Joonas Korpisalo for playing time as the inconsistent Blue Jackets struggled early.
Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. Fourteen Penguins players recorded at least one point, led by Cullen and Zach Aston-Reese (three assists) who had three points each.
Matt Murray stopped 30 shots while playing the entire game in goal for the Penguins.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko couldn't stop grinning the whole game in his first NHL start despite giving up the tying goals before the Vancouver Canucks won it in overtime.
Alex Edler scored 1:21 into the extra period and Demko finished with 26 saves in the Canucks' wild 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Atkinson scores in OT to lift Blue Jackets past Bruins, 5-4
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.
Korpisalo stops 37 shots as Columbus beats Vegas 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning he'd be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights, and he turned in a gem.
The 23-year-old Finn stopped 37 shots, and the Blue Jackets beat Vegas 4-1 and hung onto the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Panarin scores in shootout as Blue Jackets beat Stars 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While some of his Columbus teammates traveled to the Caribbean during the bye week, Joonas Korpisalo went to frosty Cleveland and helped the Blue Jackets' minor league affiliate to a shootout victory last Saturday.
It served as a nice little tuneup for Thursday night's game against Dallas.
Korpisalo had 35 saves and Artemi Panarin scored in the second round of a shootout, sending the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Stars.
Joonas Korpisalo, Blue Jackets beat Maple Leafs 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo helped the Columbus Blue Jackets put a distressing loss at Boston behind them.
Returning home Wednesday night, Columbus topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, with Korpisalo stopping 39 shots in one of his strongest games of the season.
Korpisalo played in just his eighth game, starting in place of Sergei Bobrovsky on the first night of a back-to-back.
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.
Anderson scores late in 3rd to lift Jackets over Ducks 4-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has been experimenting with line combinations all season. He's found some juice lately in the top line of Josh Anderson, Artemi Panarin and rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Anderson scored late in the third period and added two assists in the Blue Jackets' 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night in a scrappy, penalty-filled game.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension.
The 23-year-old Korpisalo was a backup last season to All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky. The native of Finland was 7-5-1 with a 2.88 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 14 games.
Under the deal announced Friday, Korpisalo will be paid $700,000 in 2017-18 and $1.1 million in 2018-19.