Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

Jul 1, 2015

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with ...

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Mar 28, 2015

Blue Jackets cruise past Blackhawks

Long out of postseason contention, the Columbus Blue Jackets are playing like a playoff team. Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus’ four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets ...

Blue Jackets crush Blues in seven-goal onslaught

Feb 7, 2015

Blue Jackets crush Blues in seven-goal onslaught

In a game matching teams going in different directions, everything got turned upside down. Nick Foligno set a career high with his 19th and 20th goals of the season and also had an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets had their most productive game ...

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

Dec 19, 2014

Capitals fend off Blue Jackets in overtime

The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ ...

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Nov 22, 2014

Bruins top Blue Jackets in shootout

Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Bruins over the Columbus ...

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Nov 19, 2014

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Detroit coach Mike Babcock was full of praise Tuesday night, a complete reversal after his team’s sluggish play in a loss to Montreal two days earlier. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had ...

Kings complete perfect homestand

Oct 27, 2014

Kings complete perfect homestand

The line of Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson is putting up big numbers for the surging Los Angeles Kings. Carter, Toffoli and Pearson each scored and combined for 10 points in a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, helping ...

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. ...