Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Jan 18, 2017

Dubinsky ends drought in victory

Brandon Dubinsky hadn’t scored a goal since Dec. 9 at Detroit, a 17-game stretch during which he had chances but couldn’t find the back of the net. The drought ended Tuesday night, maybe helping Columbus end a team-wide lull in the process. Dubinsky scored ...

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

Jan 6, 2017

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

John Tortorella broke from his usual routine after the Columbus Blue Jackets’ streak-breaking clunker on Thursday night. He felt he had to. Tortorella walked into the visiting locker room and told his players he was proud of them, even after the Jackets lost 5-0 ...

Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 victories

Jan 4, 2017

Blue Jackets extend streak to 16 victories

The Blue Jackets were winding down another dominant victory when the near-sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena began to chant. “We want 16! We want 16!” Columbus delivered, and now it will try to tie an NHL record on Thursday night. Cam Atkinson and William ...

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

Dec 30, 2016

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

The Columbus Blue Jackets are among the hottest teams ever in the NHL. They’ll make history in their next game just by showing up. Alexander Wennberg had two goals and Brandon Saad also scored, helping Columbus beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night ...

Blue Jackets rack up 13th straight victory

Dec 28, 2016

Blue Jackets rack up 13th straight victory

Even thoroughly outplaying the Blue Jackets isn’t good enough to get a victory in Columbus right now. Not with the way Sergei Bobrovsky and the NHL’s most surprising Stanley Cup contenders are clicking. Bobrovsky had 37 saves, Nick Foligno scored a power-play goal midway ...

Blue Jackets win 12th straight

Dec 24, 2016

Blue Jackets win 12th straight

The Columbus Blue Jackets gave their fans quite a gift two days before Christmas — a 12-game winning streak and the best record in the NHL. Columbus defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Friday night to maintain the best record in the NHL and ...

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Dec 23, 2016

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn’t find the net again for the rest of the night as the ...

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

Jul 14, 2016

McPhee named GM of Las Vegas expansion team

George McPhee has been hired as general manager of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise. Owner Bill Foley announced McPhee as the franchise’s first GM at a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas. McPhee will be in charge of building the team from ...

Panthers roar into lead in Atlantic

Dec 28, 2015

Panthers roar into lead in Atlantic

The Florida Panthers made a giant leap to the top of the standings on Sunday. Aleksander Barkov scored a pair of goals as the streaking Panthers earned their sixth straight win to take over the top spot in the Atlantic Division, beating the Columbus ...

Blue Jackets outgun Coyotes in wild clash

Dec 18, 2015

Blue Jackets outgun Coyotes in wild clash

The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the bottom third of the league in goals scored per game. They’d be a lot lower if not for a couple of games against Arizona. Brandon Saad, Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each had a goal and two ...

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Dec 13, 2015

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Skating the length of the ice with the puck on a 2-on-none breakaway, Josh Bailey decided to let Kyle Okposo have the glory of getting the winning goal. Okposo got his second goal of the game on a drop pass from Bailey at 2:16 ...

Sharks pick up sixth straight victory

Nov 23, 2015

Sharks pick up sixth straight victory

Maybe the San Jose Sharks should petition to play every game on the road this season. Joe Pavelski scored twice and San Jose rallied late for a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets for their sixth straight victory on Sunday night. San Jose ...