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 ...

Wild spoil Tortorella's debut with Blue Jackets

Oct 23, 2015

Wild spoil Tortorella's debut with Blue Jackets

Expecting a strong effort from the Columbus Blue Jackets in coach John Tortorella’s debut, Minnesota didn’t bring its own initial push. The Wild recovered in plenty of time. Thomas Vanek scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Minnesota beat Columbus 3-2 on ...

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

Oct 22, 2015

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

John Tortorella hoisted a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay and led the New York Rangers to the verge of a championship berth. At woebegone Columbus, the Blue Jackets have a more modest goal for the veteran coach: Win a game. Tortorella is back coaching ...

Leafs pound Blue Jackets

Oct 17, 2015

Leafs pound Blue Jackets

Mike Babcock deflected attention from himself after his first victory as Toronto’s coach, preferring to focus on how his players are improving. Leo Komarov scored two late goals and the Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Friday night to improve to ...

Senators overwhelm Blue Jackets

Oct 15, 2015

Senators overwhelm Blue Jackets

Ottawa simplified its offensive approach and the flood gates opened. It helped that Columbus couldn’t stop giving the puck away. Bobby Ryan and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and two assists, and Erik Karlsson added a career-high four assists as the Senators scored ...

Rookie Eichel's splendid goal sparks Sabres

Oct 13, 2015

Rookie Eichel's splendid goal sparks Sabres

Rookie star Jack Eichel’s hustling unassisted goal gave Dan Bylsma an eye-catching highlight from his first victory as coach of the Buffalo Sabres. “That will be one that we will pull out and watch again,” Bylsma said after Buffalo beat Columbus 4-2 on Monday. ...

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 ...