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Dec 9, 2018
Recap: Gerbe’s Two Power Play Goals Lifts Monsters Over Phantoms

Recap: Gerbe’s Two Power Play Goals Lifts Monsters Over Phantoms

The Cleveland Monsters took down the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 4-2. Nathan Gerbe stood tall with two power play goals. Cleveland Monsters (4) at Lehigh Valley Phantoms (2) Going into last night’s game, the Cleveland Monsters played 11 straight games with alternating outcomes. Since they lost on Friday night, the Monsters were looking to win tonight and make it 12 straight games with alternating outcomes. While, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms had a lot of motivation to get on the board as it was the teddy bear toss game. In fact, the Phantoms fired off a lot of shots in the first 30 seconds of...
Dec 8, 2018
Blue Jackets Overmatched, Yet Again, on Home Ice

Blue Jackets Overmatched, Yet Again, on Home Ice

Washington gets three first period goals; overpower Blue Jackets in matchup of the top two teams in the Metropolitan. First place was on the line in the Metropolitan Division Saturday night at Nationwide Arena as the Columbus Blue Jackets battled the Washington Capitals in part two of their regular season series of four. Both teams came in with many similar statistics from throughout the first 28 games of the season. Game #29 Preview: Blue Jackets battle Capitals for division lead That’s where the similarities ended. The Capitals scored three times in the first...
Dec 8, 2018
Gamethread: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Gamethread: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Duclair AND BJORKSTRAND slot in, Sedlak sits. Werenski back to the third line. Go Jackets!
Dec 8, 2018
Game #29 Preview: Blue Jackets battle Capitals for division lead

Game #29 Preview: Blue Jackets battle Capitals for division lead

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:00 ESTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Japers’ Rink Columbus Blue Jackets (16-10-2, 34 points, 2nd Metro, 5th East) vs. Washington Capitals (16-9-3, 35 points, 1st Metro, 4th East) Tonight is Part 2 of the rematch of last year’s playoff series. The Jackets drew first blood in a game a month ago in Washington. Can they guarantee at least a split of the season series? A win would also leap the Jackets over the Caps for first place in the Metro, where those two teams have separated themselves from the pack...
Dec 7, 2018
Recap: Monsters Unable to Light Lamp Against Penguins

Recap: Monsters Unable to Light Lamp Against Penguins

The Cleveland Monsters fell to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, 1-0. Cleveland Monsters (0) at WBS Penguins (1) Another game. Another scoreless first period. The Cleveland Monsters and Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins started the game out rather aggressively. This aggressive style of play led both teams to not be able to score a goal in the first period. Neither of them could get anything to work in their favor. The Penguins were finally able to make something work 8:34 into the second period. Will O’Neil passed the puck to Ryan Haggerty from the blue line. Haggerty proceeded to...
Dec 7, 2018
Who Will the Columbus Blue Jackets Protect in the 2021 Expansion Draft?

Who Will the Columbus Blue Jackets Protect in the 2021 Expansion Draft?

Yeah, we know it’s really early The NHL Board of Governors approved Seattle as the league’s newest expansion team this week, set to begin play in 2021. For those in the Pacific Northwest, a new team brings excitement, hope and new fans perhaps seeing NHL hockey for the first time. For the rest of us, it means that we’re going to watch Seattle pluck a player from our favorite team and hope they don’t immediately score 40 goals and lead their team to the Stanley Cup Final! As nice as it felt to have the strum und drang (sturm und draft?) of expansion behind us last summer, we get to...
Dec 7, 2018
Game #28 Recap: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Game #28 Recap: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Here’s what happened. Last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers as they attempted to break their two game losing skid. On the heels of a defensive collapse against the Calgary Flames Tuesday night, Torts made no lineup changes meaning Anthony Duclair and the recently called up Gabriel Carlsson would be healthy scratched. Also, this happened earlier today. Torts said no lineup changes, so Carlsson is expected to be a healthy scratch.#CBJ https://t.co/taYeT7Vdlk— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) December 6, 2018 Also, the Blue Jackets were...
Dec 6, 2018
QuickCap #28: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

QuickCap #28: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Here’s what just happened. The Columbus Blue Jackets traveled east to take on the Philadelphia Flyers to try to break a two game skid. Here’s what went down. First Period Philadelphia was first one the board as the Blue Jackets were caught up in the offensive zone and Zach Werenski was forced to defend a 3 on 1 rush. Shortly after Claude Giroux’s opener, Seth Jones equalized the game and a Brandon Dubinsky tip gave the Jackets the lead. A Philadelphia goal was overturned for offsides and Sergei Bobrovsky withstood a flurry to give the Jackets a 2-1 lead at the first...
Dec 6, 2018
GameThread: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

GameThread: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Chat about tonight’s game here. The Blue Jackets look to score more goals and even hold a lead for change tonight against the Flyers.
Dec 6, 2018
Game #28 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Game #28 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers

Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets into Philadelphia to face the Flyers tonight from Wells Fargo Center. Columbus won the first meeting, 6-3, in October. Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM ESTWells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PATV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: 97.1 WBNS FMOpponent’s Blog: Broad Street Hockey Columbus Blue Jackets, 15-10-2, 32 points, 2nd Metro, t-5th East @ Philadelphia Flyers, 11-12-2, 24 points, 7th Metro, 15th East Looking to break their first two-game losing streak in a month, the Columbus Blue Jackets face the Philadelphia Flyers for the second time this season, as...
Dec 6, 2018
Recap: Monsters Capitalize on Phantoms Lethargic Play

Recap: Monsters Capitalize on Phantoms Lethargic Play

Powered by Sonny MIlano’s three points, the Cleveland Monsters topped the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-1. Cleveland Monsters (5) at Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1) The Cleveland Monsters were looking to take advantage of a tired Lehigh Vallley Phantoms team. The Phantoms played a back-to-back-to-back against three different teams in Canada this past weekend. Two days off might not have been enough time for the Phantoms to recover from their travels. It was clear from the moment the puck dropped that everyone on the Phantoms, but Alex Lyon, was riding the struggle bus. The Monsters maintained...
Dec 5, 2018
Admiring Cam Atkinson’s Quarter Pole

Admiring Cam Atkinson’s Quarter Pole

In his eighth NHL season, Cam Atkinson is thriving like never before. Cam Atkinson is on some kind of bender. No, not the one you’re thinking of. Not the type that Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals thoroughly enjoyed last summer — perhaps in due time? But ever since Jarmo Kekalainen gave Atkinson the seven-year vote of confidence, and really, the mega bucks ($41.25 million through 2024-25) he commanded as a potential UFA among other big-time headliners that included John Tavares last summer, No. 13 has delivered in a big way, just as Kekalainen and Blue Jackets fans would have...
Dec 5, 2018
Preview: Monsters, Phantoms Meet for the First Time

Preview: Monsters, Phantoms Meet for the First Time

The Cleveland Monsters and Lehigh Valley Phantoms meet for the first time in either team’s history. Cleveland Monsters at Lehigh Valley Phantoms Wednesday, December 5th 7:05 pm PPL Center, Allentown, PA Radio: 99x(99.1); 99x Online Twitter: @LVPhantoms , @Monstershockey Cleveland Monsters , 11-8-3-0, 25 points, .568 win%, 3rd North, 7th East vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 13-6-1-1. 28 points, .667 win%, 3rd Atlantic, 3rd East After an intense weekend, the Cleveland Monsters are headed to Lehigh Valley to take on the Phantoms for the first time in AHL history. The Phantoms are flying into...
Dec 4, 2018
Game #27 Recap: Blue Jackets Give Up Five Straight Goals in 9-6 Loss to Flames

Game #27 Recap: Blue Jackets Give Up Five Straight Goals in 9-6 Loss to Flames

Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick, though The Columbus Blue Jackets held a 4-1 lead against the visiting Calgary Flames early in the second period on Tuesday night, but five straight Flames goals helped the visitors to a 9-6 win and put a damper on yet another Cam Atkinson hat trick. A second period that saw seven combined goals between Columbus and Calgary summed up a wild night in Nationwide Arena that had CBJ fans alternating between despondent and furious. The Flames went 3-for-4 on the power play and scored eight times against Sergei Bobrovsky, who made only 18 saves in a losing...
Dec 4, 2018
Gamethread: Calgary Flames at Columbus Blue Jackets

Gamethread: Calgary Flames at Columbus Blue Jackets

Come fan with us! The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Calgary Flames tonight! Chat about it here.