Jack Johnson scored the Blue Jackets lone goal last night; photo by Lisa Gansky Flickr IMG_3948Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons
The Columbus Blue Jackets went to Raleigh, North Carolina with one thing in mind and that was to win game #50 and collect two more points.
But instead, they are still stuck at 49 wins and did pickup one point to give them 106 points on the season after an overtime loss the Carolina Hurricanes who are always tough at the RBC Center.
With the loss, Columbus remain in second place in the congested and tough Metro Division sandwiched between Washington and Pittsburgh.
Scoring goals was the problem again last night. The Blue Jackets have only scored more than two goals once in their last five games. Not a good sign for a team who is headed to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in two weeks.
CBJ scored in the second period at the 16:25 mark by defenseman Jack Johnson.
But the third period belonged to the surging Hurricanes who are trying to gain a last-minute spot in those same playoffs, scored with some luck late in the period. Jeff Skinner’s shot banged off Seth Jones’ skate and past backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo and it was 1-1 heading to the fast-paced overtime period.
3-on-3 hockey is what the overtime period is called because the ice really opens up with plenty of space.
It did not take Carolina long to score the game-winner at 2:16. Noah Hanifin scored on a rebound shot from the slot.
The Jackets fly to Chicago for a Friday night affair with the always-tough Chicago Blackhawks.
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HILLIARD, Ohio (March 31, 2017)
– Team Penske will support the “RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone” in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 6. This event marks the Road Racing Drivers Club’s ninth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing’s most influential leaders and champions, and will be held prior to the 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The Brazilian-born Fittipaldi, a two-time winner of the Indy 500 and the Formula 1 World Championship, was a member of Team Penske for seven Indy Car seasons, producing 11 wins, including the 1993 Indianapolis 500.
“It will be a special evening with the RRDC honoring Emerson Fittipaldi,” said Roger Penske. “As everyone knows, Emerson enjoyed a legendary career in racing, from Formula 1 to Indy Car, and he is a true champion. In his seven seasons racing for Team Penske, he not only produced 11 wins, including the 1993 Indy 500, but some remarkable memories. As a longtime member of the RRDC, this evening will be a fitting tribute to one of the greatest racers of our generation. Congratulations to Emerson and his family.”
The dinner’s proceeds will help support the RRDC’s young driver initiatives, including its groundbreakingSAFEisFAST.com program and the Team USA Scholarship, which the RRDC has backed since 1997 and has been providing opportunities for talented young American race-car drivers since 1990.
“The RRDC is privileged to have the support of such an iconic organization as Team Penske,” said RRDC President Bobby Rahal. “Roger himself was honored by the RRDC in 2011, and it’s no surprise that one of his most recognizable champion drivers is being honored by his peers this year. Emerson’s history in the sport is legendary, and his successes with Team Penske are impressive.”
The RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi Presented by Firestone will be held on Thursday, April 6, at the Hilton Hotel, 701 West Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, Calif., with cocktails at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7:15 p.m. The event is currently sold out, and there is a waiting list. Tickets may still be “reserved” at $225 per person ($200 for RRDC members), pending availability. Please contact Jeremy Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to be placed on the waiting list.
Other supporting partners for the RRDC Evening with Emerson Fittipaldi include Firestone, American Honda, 3GT Racing, Porsche Motorsport North America, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Pruett Vineyard and TranSystems.
About Team Penske:
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 440 major race wins, over 500 pole positions and 29 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Team Penske currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske.
About the RRDC:
The Road Racing Drivers Club was formed in 1952 as a way to give champion drivers a say in their sport, particularly in the areas of safety, and has evolved to serve the future of road racing by mentoring new drivers on both amateur and professional levels. The Club’s membership includes leading industry professionals, race officials and motorsports journalists, in addition to prominent racing names.
In 2011, the RRDC launched a free on-line training seminar - SAFEisFAST.com – featuring more than 30 RRDC members and other industry experts in high-quality videos covering subjects from physical and mental preparation to driving techniques, driver safety to car setup and sponsorship. The videos are updated regularly. Each week, a professional from the world of motor racing answers readers’ questions on the site in a feature called “Ask a Pro.”
Bobby Rahal is President, John Fergus is Vice President/Treasurer, and Tom Davey is Secretary.
The RRDC presents three annual awards: the Phil Hill Award, the Mark Donohue Award, and the Bob Akin Award, and supports the Team USA Scholarship, which has been assisting young Americans in the early stages of their careers since 1990. The RRDC also honors icons of the sport at its annual dinner at the Long Beach (Calif.) Grand Prix. Honorees have been Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske, Jim Hall, Brian Redman, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser and George Follmer.
Membership in the RRDC is by invitation only. For more information, visit www.rrdc.org.
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The American League Champion Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball and New Era are once again encouraging fans to celebrate Opening Day, our unofficial national holiday, by putting their Tribe #CapsOn.
Whether fans are attending the Tribe’s game in Texas against the Rangers, going to school or work, or watching at home, the Indians encourage them to celebrate their Tribe pride by rocking Indians caps and posting pictures to social media using #CapsOn.
Fans can expect to see MLB players, Cleveland celebrities, elected officials, corporate employees and more rocking their Tribe caps.
Indians fans who rock their Tribe caps and tweet photos of them doing so to @Indians on Monday will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Indians sold out Home Opener, on April 11 at Progressive Field against the Chicago White Sox.
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