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The Cannon Feb 15, 2020
Player Profile: The Indispensible Vladislav Gavrikov

Player Profile: The Indispensible Vladislav Gavrikov

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via It’s impossible not to love this guy. A few weeks back, I wrote a profile about a shining offensive player for the Jackets this season: Nathan Gerbe. Given the recent loss of Seth Jones to a fractured and now surgically repaired ankle, I thought I’d swing my focus back to our blue line and take a look at the players who are going to have to step up and fill Seth’s big skates if this team wants a chance to compete in this season’s playoffs. Despite this being his first season in the NHL, 2015 Blue Jackets draftee Gavrikov never skipped a beat. A...
The Cannon Feb 13, 2020
Jackets fall down versus Rivals

Jackets fall down versus Rivals

Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Columbus started stronger but ended on the short-end of the overtime stick. Victor Olofsson scored two goals, and Jack Eichel had three points as the Sabres got past the Blue Jackets in overtime on Thursday night from KeyBank Center in Buffalo. Carter Hutton was in the net for Buffalo, stopping 28 shots to get the victory. First Period Columbus had some chances in the first few minutes of the opening period. Vladislav Gavrikov came sliding into the slot, but fired just a tad off the mark on one of his opportunities. Late in the first period, a nice Blue...
The Cannon Feb 3, 2020
Who is Gavrikov calling?

Who is Gavrikov calling?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ That and more of this week’s links Columbus Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov scored his fifth goal of the season on Sunday, and once again performed what has become a trademark celebration: making a “call me” signal. Hope Gavy has international minutes on his cell phone plan #CBJ pic.twitter.com/IHHrsbE6fY— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) February 2, 2020 What is the origin of this? Who is he telling to call him? Gavy has so far been coy about this, telling FoxSports Ohio’s Dave Maetzold during the intermission break that...
The Hockey Writers Feb 2, 2020
Dubois Has 3 Points to Help Blue Jackets Defeat Canadiens 4-3

Dubois Has 3 Points to Help Blue Jackets Defeat Canadiens 4-3

MONTREAL — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Canadiens on Sunday afternoon to sweep the season series with Montreal. Vladislav Gavrikov and Gustav Nyquist, into the empty net, also scored for the Blue Jackets (28-16-9), who have not lost in regulation in […] The post Dubois Has 3 Points to Help Blue Jackets Defeat Canadiens 4-3 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Cannon Feb 2, 2020
Game #52 Recap: Blue Jackets do enough to edge Canadiens, 4-3

Game #52 Recap: Blue Jackets do enough to edge Canadiens, 4-3

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via PLD with two big goals in his home province Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and the Columbus Blue Jackets won the biggest sporting event on the calendar Sunday, toppling the Montreal Canadiens in gritty 4-3 road victory. Dubois posted a three-point afternoon as Vladislav Gavrikov and Gustav Nyquist scored for the CBJ. Elvis Merzlikins made 27 saves on 30 shots to earn the win. Tomas Tatar scored a goal and and assist for the Canadiens while Carey Price stopped 23 of 26 shots. Neither team scored on their two power plays, and Columbus actually held...

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