Blue Jackets fire 60 shots at Senators in victory

Dec 4, 2016

Blue Jackets fire 60 shots at Senators in victory

The Columbus Blue Jackets led 13 seconds in and then poured on a flurry of shots — and still needed a late rally and shootout to beat Mike Smith and the Arizona Coyotes. Columbus pummeled Smith with a franchise-record 60 shots, Alexander Wennberg scored ...

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

Nov 21, 2016

Streaking Blue Jackets top Capitals on late goal

John Tortorella had worried about Sunday’s game, the first matinee for Columbus all season. He didn’t want the Washington Capitals to get off to a quick start. The Capitals scored on Nicklas Backstrom’s goal barely three minutes into the game, but the Blue Jackets ...

Calvert gets stitched up, delivers go-ahead goal

Nov 19, 2016

Calvert gets stitched up, delivers go-ahead goal

Matt Calvert was beaming in the Columbus Blue Jackes’ locker room after scoring the winning goal with a bandaged forehead hiding about 30 stitches. Calvert returned from absorbing a slap shot that required medical attention and scored a short-handed, tiebreaking goal in the third ...

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Nov 13, 2016

Blue Jackets hammer Blues

Just over a week after whipping NHL-leading Montreal 10-1, Columbus had its fans chanting “We want 10!” late in the second period Saturday night during another blowout. This one wasn’t so satisfactory to coach John Tortorella, though. Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got ...

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 ...

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 ...