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Blue Jackets fall to Islanders 3-2

Blue Jackets fall to Islanders 3-2

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via A good effort was spoiled by an inability to finish scoring chances at even strength. A post-Thanksgiving special between the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets was the tale of one team perceived as overachieving and the other as underachieving. The Islanders wanted to continue their good play and hold onto their spot in the Metro. The Jackets, on the other hand, were trying to dig themselves out of the basement. 1st Period The Jackets went to the powerplay early when Jenner was hauled down in front of the net. The first unit...
18 hours ago
Game #20 Gamethread: Blue Jackets vs Islanders

Game #20 Gamethread: Blue Jackets vs Islanders

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Come chat with us during the game! Chinakhov is back (!!) as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New York Islanders. Chinakhov back, Foudy out. Korpisalo in net vs #Isles for #CBJ— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) November 25, 2022 #CBJ lines/D at this a.m. skate:Gaudreau-Jenner-NyquistJohnson-Roslovic-TFWRobinson-Kuraly-OlivierChinakhov-Sillinger-MeyerGavrikov-BjorkChristiansen-GudbransonBayreuther-Peeke— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) November 25, 2022 As for the Islanders... Kyle Palmieri did not make the trip to Columbus, per...
Nov 25, 2022
Game #20 Preview: Blue Jackets take on Islanders in rare late home game

Game #20 Preview: Blue Jackets take on Islanders in rare late home game

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via The puck drops at 8:00PM ET. New York Islanders at Columbus Blue JacketsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 8:00 PMNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: 97.1 The FanOpponent’s blog: Lighthouse Hockey New York Islanders (13-8-0, 26 points, 2nd Metro, 4th East)atColumbus Blue Jackets (7-11-1, 15 points, 8th Metro, 15th East) The Islanders were not expected by many to be towards the top of the Metropolitan Division, yet here they are. In a rare late start due to Turner owning the sole rights to the time slot for the...
Nov 23, 2022
Game #19 Recap: Blue Jackets generate few chances, play the kids too few minutes in home loss to Canadiens

Game #19 Recap: Blue Jackets generate few chances, play the kids too few minutes in home loss to Canadiens

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Here’s what happened. The Columbus Blue Jackets played host to the Montreal Canadiens this Wednesday night before American Thanksgiving. The teams of course matched up less than a week ago, a 6-4 win at home for the Flyers. Before the game, Brad Larsen announced two changes: Jack Roslovic returns for #CBJ tonight vs. Montreal, as does Liam Foudy. Yegor Chinakhov and Brendan Gaunce out. Joonas Korpisalo in net, per head coach Brad Larsen. pic.twitter.com/qJSbxPQGHA— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) November 23, 2022 With the Blue...
Nov 23, 2022
Game Thread 19 - Montreal, Columbus, Reverse Retros

Game Thread 19 - Montreal, Columbus, Reverse Retros

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Come chat with us! Can the Jackets push their point “streak” to six of seven? Find out tonight, and talk about it here!
Nov 23, 2022
Habs vs Jackets Preview - Speedrun Edition

Habs vs Jackets Preview - Speedrun Edition

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via It’s currently 6:37 AM, I have to leave for work at 6:45, let’s do this! Jackets vs Habs7 PM, Nationwide ArenaProbably Bally Sports and 97.1Opponents Blog: Eyes on the Prize As a college student, it is my sworn duty to procrastinate everything. I did that for this preview. The Jackets have recently somehow been kinda good! Going 4-1-1 in a six game stretch. That’s cool. I don’t have time to fact check this but that seems like a high enough points percentage to make the playoffs. Whether or not it’s sustainable is the big question...
Nov 22, 2022
The Cannon Cast Episode 186: OSU player uses slur; Thanksgiving Mailbag

The Cannon Cast Episode 186: OSU player uses slur; Thanksgiving Mailbag

Be better, Columbus hockey PD answers listener questions! But first, he addresses the news about an Ohio State hockey player using a racial slur against a Michigan State player. Acts of racism do not belong in hockey.. pic.twitter.com/nm9AnIjSgV— Jagger Joshua (@jaggerjoshua8) November 21, 2022 Well instead this is what they have said just now pic.twitter.com/Il73RxehZd— JerBear (@JD_Jerbear) November 22, 2022 The Big Ten now has a statement out on why there was no further punishment for Ohio State's Kamil Sadlocha beyond a game misconduct for alleged racial...
Nov 21, 2022
Assorted thoughts on a lost season

Assorted thoughts on a lost season

Photo by Jari Pestelacci/Eurasia Sport Images/ What does it really mean to tank? They say that if a team is out of a playoff spot by American Thanksgiving, they are unlikely to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through the games of November 20, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a record of 7-10-1 and points percentage of .417. This puts them in a tie for 25th place in the league and 14th in the East, seven points out of playoff position. The frozen turkeys haven’t even thawed yet, and it’s safe to say this bird is cooked (so to speak). I’ve had lots of chats in person...
Nov 20, 2022
Tarasov and special teams steal win for Jackets over the Panthers

Tarasov and special teams steal win for Jackets over the Panthers

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Big bounceback win After a brutal loss on Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings, the Columbus Blue Jackets were back in action less than 24 hours later against the reigning President’s Trophy winners, the Florida Panthers, and our old friend Sergei Bobrovsky. First Period The Panthers drew first blood, of course, and for what seems like the millionth time this season, it came off of a failed clearing attempt from a Blue Jackets defenseman. In this case it was Jake Christiansen with the sloppy tip, and Erik Gudbranson wasn’t in...
Nov 20, 2022
Game #18 Preview/GameThread: Blue Jackets look to bounce back against Panthers

Game #18 Preview/GameThread: Blue Jackets look to bounce back against Panthers

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Here’s what you need to know. Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue JacketsSunday, November 20, 2022 - 6:00 PMNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s blog: Litter Box Cats Florida Panthers, 9-7-2, 20 points, 5th Atlantic, 9th East@Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-10-1, 13 points, 8th Metro, 16th East The Blue Jackets, routed by the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night, have to get back at it less than 24 hours later today as they play host to the Florida Panthers. The Panthers lost their own game on Saturday,...
Nov 19, 2022
Red Wings rout Blue Jackets

Red Wings rout Blue Jackets

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via An ugly 6-1 loss in front of the home crowd is not what the doctor ordered. A four game point streak added some confidence to the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Detroit Red Wings came to town. Unfortunately, the point streak came to an end as the Jackets returned to their old defensive ways. The Columbus offense cooling off didn’t help either. Here’s what happened. 1st Period A back and forth start to the game showed an even contest early. The Jackets got the first crack at tilting the ice when Bertuzzi hooked Bemstrom right before the...
Nov 19, 2022
Game # 17 Preview/Gamethread: Suddenly streaking Blue Jackets seek to stay hot against Red Wings

Game # 17 Preview/Gamethread: Suddenly streaking Blue Jackets seek to stay hot against Red Wings

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Jackets look to keep clawing their way back to .500 Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue JacketsSaturday, November 19, 2022 - 7:00 EDTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s blog: Winging It in MotownDetroit Red Wings, 8-5-4, 20 points, 4th Atlantic, 11th East@Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-9-1, 13 points, 8th Metro, 7th East Our historically-injured Columbus Blue look to extend their unexpected point streak to five games tonight when they match up against their old division rivals, the Detroit Red...
Nov 18, 2022
Let’s make a FIFA-style World Cup of Hockey

Let’s make a FIFA-style World Cup of Hockey

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/World Cup of Hockey via What if we had a best-on-best tournament on the scale of soccer? This weekend, the 22nd FIFA World Cup kicks off from Qatar, which was definitely not a controversial hosting decision. The World Cup is one of sports greatest spectacles, featuring 32 countries putting their best men forward to battle on the pitch. In 1996, the NHL and IIHF tried to spring off their version, the World Cup of Hockey. It was a great success, but apparently not a recreatable one. They were able to scrap together tournaments in 2004 and 2016, but...
Nov 17, 2022
Sean Kuraly leads Black-and-Blue Jackets to sloppy win over Habs

Sean Kuraly leads Black-and-Blue Jackets to sloppy win over Habs

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via It wasn’t pretty but it felt good The Columbus Blue Jackets took the ice tonight with eight regulars on the injured list. With a makeshift lineup could they overcome the surprisingly competitive Montreal Canadiens? First Period It was slow going early, as the Jackets looked to slow down the pace of the game. Montreal controlled possession but didn’t produce as much quality. The Jackets had at least three breakaways but couldn’t turn any into a goal. But they scored twice anyway! First, Cole Sillinger earned his second goal of the...
Nov 17, 2022
GameThread #16: Columbus Blue Jackets host Montreal Canadiens

GameThread #16: Columbus Blue Jackets host Montreal Canadiens

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ Chat about the game with us! Tonight the Columbus Blue Jackets play host to the Montreal Canadiens at Nationwide Arena. Chat about the game with us here!