Malkin, Pens clinch series

Apr 29, 2014

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally flexed their offensive muscles. And they needed every bit of scoring they could muster. Malkin had a hat trick and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday ...

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

Apr 24, 2014

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky’s late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he would get the winner. Then he did it. Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation and Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue ...

Pens bounce back in style

Apr 22, 2014

Pens bounce back in style

The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins from yet another two-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus ...

Apr 20, 2014

Blue Jackets even series

Matt Calvert’s first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent. Calvert banged his own rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury ...

Penguins come back to beat Blue Jackets in playoff opener

Apr 17, 2014

Penguins come back to beat Blue Jackets in playoff opener

Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn’t in the playoffs “just to go to school.” Maybe, but the Pittsburgh Penguins provided a pretty valuable lesson in perseverance during a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. ...

Gudlevskis wins on debut

Apr 12, 2014

Gudlevskis wins on debut

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having success even without their starting goalie. Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Friday night. Ondrej Palat also scored for ...

Jackets stretchwin streak to 8

Jan 24, 2014

Jackets stretchwin streak to 8

Relentless is the word Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky chose to describe the surging Blue Jackets’ style of play. Dubinksy and Matt Calvert each had a goal and assist to lead Columbus to a team-record eighth-straight win — the longest active streak in the league ...

Bobrovsky helps Blue Jackets to win

Jan 11, 2014

Bobrovsky helps Blue Jackets to win

By the end, a crowd of 16,008 was chanting his nickname. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves and Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past Carolina 3-0 on Friday night, ending the Hurricanes’ season-best five-game winning streak. ...

Penguins keep up pace with win over Blue Jackets

Dec 30, 2013

Penguins keep up pace with win over Blue Jackets

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a record pace halfway through the season. Imagine what they might do if they get healthy. James Neal scored three times and had two assists, and Sidney Crosby added the go-ahead goal and set up two other tallies to ...

Flyers pound Jackets in 3rd

Dec 20, 2013

Flyers pound Jackets in 3rd

Claude Giroux’s backhanded, blind, stumbling swing at the puck was only supposed to knock it close to the net. It turned into his 100th career NHL goal — and No. 1 on his highlight reel. Giroux scored the tying and winning goals 2:08 apart ...

Malkin sharpas Pens prevail

Dec 10, 2013

Malkin sharpas Pens prevail

Evgeni Malkin’s favorite running mate is serving a five-game NHL suspension. No matter. The Pittsburgh Penguins star can handle things by himself when he needs to. Malkin scored in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby added his 16th goal, and the Penguins ...