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Blackhawks escape Jackets in shootout, 4-3

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel told the media during the post-game press conference , when asked about his team playing 18 games past regulation into overtime or a shootout, what does that say about his team, how close are they to the playoffs or how far they are away. His answer was “we’re getting closer, we can work on being able to win those games by working on the skills necessary to do so.”

(courtesy of Columbus Blue Jackets)

After being down 2-0 in the first six minutes of game, the Jackets, playing without Rick Nash, Grant Clitsome, Steve Mason, rallied back to challenge the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks tooth-and-nail.

They lost 4-3 in the shootout after Viktor Stalberg scored the only goal in the third round.

Columbus had several stars in Maksim Mayorov, Derick Brassard and Sammy Pahlsson scored goals and defenseman Anton Stralman set a career-high with three assists. Mathieu Garon, starting in place of Mason, had 26 saves.



* Patrick Kane, RW of the Blackhawks had two fantastic plays with a goal and an assist

* Anton Stralman, Defenseman of the Blue Jackets set career mark with three assists

* Maksim Mayorov, RW of the Blue Jackets his first NHL goal got the team going


Nashville beats Columbus in shootout, 4-3


The Columbus Blue Jackets garnered a point in losing the shootout to Nashville, 4-3. But to several players, it was very disappointing to just get one point against an undermanned, tired and mistake-prone team.

The crowd on hand at Nationwide Arena, 9,892 were visably upset at times with the listless play by the Jackets.

Kris Russell's game is improving ( photo)

The only Columbus players who showed up and were accounted for include: Antoine Vermette, Kris Russell, Rick Nash and R.J. Umberger.

Vermette scored two goals and Russell, who has been improving of late, added a goal.

Head coach Scott Arniel was upset with several players and their ice time was reduced for the third period. They included Anton Stralman, Jake Voracek and Derick Brassard.

In the shootout, Columbus went 0 for 3 as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped Jake Voracek, Rick Nash and Antione Vermette without much suspense. Nashville won on Steve Sullivan’s goal in the second round.

POSTGAME AUDIO FROM THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS DRESSING ROOM (To listen to an audio file, click on the link)

46 106 Pekka Rinne Nashville goalie Hard fought game team rewarded (WPKO WBLL)

46 107 Pekka Rinne Nashville goalie Team looked fresh after playing on Tuesday (WPKO WBLL)

46 110 Kevin Klein Nashville Def Pekka Rinne erases defensive mistakes (WPKO WBLL)

46 111 Kevin Klein Nashville Def Their power play is starting to come around (WPKO WBLL)

POSTGAME AUDIO FROM THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS DRESSING ROOM (To listen to an audio file click on the link)

46 113 Kris Russell Columbus Def Disappointed not getting two points (WPKO WBLL)

46 117 Mike Commodore Columbus Def CBJ last NHL club to lose back to back games (WPKO WBLL)

46 121 Scott Arniel Columbus coach Not satisfied getting a point (WPKO WBLL)

46 122 Scott Arniel Columbus coach Shortened his bench late in game (WPKO WBLL)

46 127 Scott Arniel Columbus coach Kris Russell had a solid game (WPKO WBLL )

Blue Jackets rally past winless Minnesota Wild in shootout, 3-2

The star of last night’s Columbus Blue Jackets game was the play of Nikita Filatov.

Filatov scored in regulation and the shootout to help rally the Blue Jackets to a 3-2 preseason victory over winless Minnesota on Tuesday night in Columbus.

David Leneveu stopped the last two Wild shooters in the shootout to preserve the win.

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Columbus, now 2-3 during preseason, trailed 2-0 but got pulled even on Nick Holden’s shot from the point which went through traffic midway through the third period. Filatov scored on a power-play goal from the left circle earlier in the third period.

Other Blue Jackets stars in the win include Kristian Huselius who scored in the shootout, Anton Stralman registered two assists in regulation. Goaltender Mathieu Garon played the first 30 minutes, allowing one goal on 15 shots.

The Wild fall to 0-3-2 in the preseason, received goals from Matt Cullen and Eric Nystrom in the second period. Niklas Backstrom went the entire game in goal, stopping 31 shots.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets re-sign Anton Stralman


The Columbus Blue Jackets and defenseman Anton Stralman have agreed to a one-year contract, just minutes before they were going to have to go to arbitration.

Anton Stralman Columbus (nhl)

Stralman, had six goals and 28 assists with 37 penalty minutes in 73 games with Columbus last season, leading the club’s defenseman in assists and points and ranking second in goals and time on the ice at 20:29.

The native of Tibro, Sweden, who will be 24 this coming Sunday (August 1), was acquired on September 28, 2009, from Calgary for a third-round pick in this summer’s draft. He has played in 161 games in the National Hockey League.

Info courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the NHL

Chicago beats Columbus in shootout, 5-4

Rick Nash Columbus (AP)

By Stuart Mason

MSN beat reporter

Columbus- The Chicago Blackhawks, Central Division leaders and the NHL’s second best team, came from two goals down early to defeat Columbus in a shootout, 5-4. The Valentine’s Day crowd of 17,673 was entertained with 9 goals, a fast pace, hard-hitting and several fights.

Since Claude Noel took over as the interim coach, Columbus has shown the knack of being able to score first and yesterday was no different as they went up 2-0 in the opening period on goals by Kristian Huselius, his 20th of the season, 3rd vs. Chicago and the 19th of the season for Raffi Torres.  The Jackets were dominating and held all of the momentum until Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane scored on a power play with :06 left in the first period, his 25th goal of the season. That cut the lead to 2-1 and gave Chicago momentum for the second period.

The Blackhawks showed why they’re Stanley Cup contenders in the second period by scoring 3 goals to go up 4-2. The Hawks took advantage of Columbus’ soft play in the defensive zone which led to goals by two unknown players, left winger Bryan Bickell and center Jake Dowell. Patrick Sharp added the third tally. Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash scored his 28th goal at the 17:44 mark on a :12 power play to cut the deficit to 4-3.

The 3rd period was very fast-paced as the Blue Jackets came out very aggressive to tie up the game. They received a little help from Chicago’s Troy Brouwer. After Anton Stralman put a vicious hit on Chicago star player Patrick Kane, Brouwer took matters into his own hands. He instigated a fight with Stralman which lasted about :30 seconds.  Brouwer received 19 minutes in penalties: 10 minutes for instigator misconduct, 5 minutes fighting, 2 minutes for instigator (face shield) and 2 minutes instigator. The latter two penalties added up to a 4 minute power play for Columbus which allowed them to tie the game at 4 as Fedor Tyutin redirected the puck off of Chicago defenseman Kim Johnsson’s stick and went past goalie Antti Niemi who was stunned.

The overtime period went scoreless, but Columbus had to kill off a 48 second power play left over from the 3rd period when Raffi Torres was called for roughing.

Shootouts are where the Blue Jackets have historically struggled and yesterday was no exception. Troy Brouwer scored the game winner as the Blackhawks ended the week winning four straight games, 3 in shootouts.

Going into the Olympic break, Chicago is 40-15-5 for 85 points while Columbus is 25-28-10 for 60 points.  The Blue Jackets are 24-23-7 all-time vs. Chicago. Seven of the past ten games have been decided in overtime or a shootout.44 211 TROY BROUWER CHICAGO RW44 214 PATRICK KANE CHICAGO RW44 225 JOEL QUENNEVILLE CHICAGO COACH44 235 CLAUDE NOEL CBJ COACH