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Jackets come back from two-goal deficit to beat Philadelphia in OT

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS POSTGAME DRESSING ROOM

55,711 Ray Emery Flyers goalie The team blew a 3-1 lead and loses in overtime 2 13 2015

55,712 Ray Emery Flyers goalie Second game in a row the opposition has spent a lot of time in Philly’s zone 2 13 2015

55,714 Claude Giroux Flyers RW & Captain Team lost another game where they blew a 3rd period lead 2 13 2015

55,715 Claude Giroux Flyers RW & Captain The CBJ stayed in the Flyers zone in the final period, why 2 13 2015

55,719 Sean Couturier Flyers center Is he concerned about the defensive lapses in their own zone 2 13 2015

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS POSTGAME DRESSING ROOM

55,722 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center The team never quits no matter what the deficit is in the game down 3-1 to win in OT 2 13 2015

55,723 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center Winning the game for Scott Hartnell as the team and fans celebrated his 1,000th game all night 2 13 2015

55,726 Jared Boll CBJ RW His goal got the team going after being down 3-1 in the 3rd period 2 13 2015

55,727 Jared Boll CBJ RW Talks about what Scott Hartnell has meant to this young team 2 13 2015

55,728 Todd Richards CBJ coach The Jackets for 0 20 0 before tonight when trailing after 2 periods What was the difference tonight in coming back to win 2 13 2015

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets have not always played 60 minutes of hockey in their games this season.

But whether or not they are leading or trailing in a game, they are exciting to watch and will agitate opponents with their grit and grind all game.

Case in point on Friday night, against division foe, the Philadelphia Flyers.

They trailed for the entire game but were equally matched up with the Flyers. The only difference the CBJ trailed 3-1 in the early part of the third period.

Before Friday night’s game, the CBJ had one of the worst trail-after-two periods record in the NHL at 0-20.

That pitiful record might’ve woke up the team because the players were tired of answering questions about it.

Towards the middle of the third period, the Jackets started an unbelievble turnaround that led to a 4-3 win and got a lift from an unlikely scorer.

Artem Anisimov scored the game-winning goal Friday night (2013 photo by Michael Miller via wikipedia commons)

RW Jared Boll, more known as an enforcer for the team, showed that he has other skills by tipping in a rebound at 8:38 to cut the deficit to 3-2. That goal seemed to energize the team as they skated and battled like their lives depended on it.

Cam Atkinson, made a rebound shot and the game was tied 3-3 at the 15:20 mark.

From there, Columbus held on and took the game into overtime.

The Jackets kept up the pace and pressure by staying in the Flyers’ own zone.

Artem Anisimov scored the game-winner at 2:17 of the extra period as he was free against Flyers’ goaltender Ray Emery, to knock in the rebound blast shot by teammate James Wisniewski and the crowd of 16,403 went home happy from Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets tied the game 1-1 on Brandon Dubinsky’s goal at 8:09 of the second period.

That was shortlived, as the Flyers came back to go-ahead 2-1 on  a Sean Couturier’s goal at 17:47 of the same period.

Wayne Simmonds got the game’s scoring going at 10:33 of the first period.

 

 

2014-15 Blue Jackets ready for another NHL Playoff run with yet another young team

The Columbus Blue Jackets have come a long way from the days of depending on superstar Rick Nash to carry them.

The past two seasons without Nash, the team has posted winning records of 24-17-7 for 55 points in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season where Blue Jackets just missed the playoffs via a tiebreaker against the Minnesota Wild, who had more non-shootout wins.  To 43-32-7 for 93 points and the playoffs in 2013-14.

The team has relied on several players to lead them to their winning ways: G Sergei Bobrovsky, F Artem Anisimov, F Cam Atkinson, F Matt Calvert, F Brandon Dubinsky, F Nick Foligno, F Boone Jenner, F Ryan Johansen and F Mark Letestu. On defense, the leaders include Jack Johnson, Ryan Murray, Dalton Prout, David Savard, Fedor Tyutin and James Wisniewski. So the days of relying on one superstar player is done and over with.

However, on the eve of training camp last week, the team was told by Johansen and his agent that they did not like the contract offers that were extended by the Blue Jackets. The Jackets have offered Johansen more money than what other top players are getting at his position.

The Blue Jackets organization is loaded with young talent. This year’s team may see some younger players added to the roster.

The winning ways started to happen when the CBJ signed  John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen who both had worked for the arch-rival St. Louis Blues to run the Hockey Operations as President and GM respectively.

Both Davidson and Kekalainen talked about the upcoming season of Blue Jackets hockey.

BLUE JACKETS MEDIA DAY PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO:

54,904 B John Davidson CBJ VP On money offered to Ryan Johansen 2014

54,905 John Davidson CBJ VP Is the team prepared to play without Ryan Johnansen 2014

54,910 A John Davidson CBJ VP On hockey players coming out of entry level contracts 2014

54,910 B John Davidson CBJ VP On the team has other stars to lead way other than Ryan Johansen 2014

54,915 A John Davidson CBJ VP On team having slow starts last 2 years 2014

54,910 B John Davidson CBJ VP On the team has other stars to lead way other than Ryan Johansen 2014

54,915 C Jarmo Kekalainen CBJ GM On what is expected in the CBJ camp do play better 2014

54,916 A John Davidson CBJ VP On the community talking Blue Jackets Hockey 2014

54,916 B John Davidson CBJ VP The business side of the CBJ is in a upswing with the team winning 2014

So far in the preseason, Columbus is 3-0 beating Carolina, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.





Blue Jackets beat Toronto, 2-1 as Bobrovsky stars in goal

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots vs. Toronto (file photo courtesy ColumbusWired.net)

Everybody said that it would be better if the Columbus Blue Jackets played in the Eastern Conference.

The CBJ seems to matchup better with those teams and usually had good overall records against most of the teams.

Well, the Jackets have proven everybody right.

After beating Toronto last night, 2-1 the Blue Jackets have an overall record of 31-25-5 with 67 points. They sit 5th in the tough Metropolitan Conference and 10th in the Eastern Conference. They are just 1 point behind the Washington Capitals and Detroit Red Wings for the 8th and final playoff spot.

Columbus, who won the season’s series against Toronto, dominated the final two periods Monday night to win the game before a disappointed crowd of 19,577 at the Air Canada Centre.

The goal scorers were Artem Anisimov and Dalton Prout. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky almost captured his seventh career shutout but did stop 28 shots.

The Maple Leafs scored at the 15:45 mark of the 3rd period on Mason Raymond’s 17th goal of the season.

The CBJ return home tonight to play the Dallas Stars of the Western Conference at 7 pm.

 

Blue Jackets streak reaches four in 3-0 victory over Red Wings; earns first season series win over long-time nemesis

DETROIT RED WINGS POST-GAME DRESSING ROOM AUDIO

51,925 Jonas Gustavsson Detroit goalie His first start was not too good

51,928 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit LW Was the effort there against Columbus

51,930 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit LW Were the penalties from a lack of energy

51,931 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit LW Tomorrow night at home vs CBJ what can you do better

 

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS POST-GAME DRESSING ROOM AUDIO

51,934 Jared Boll Columbus LW Red Wings players say they see a confidence in CBJ this season

51,935 Nick Foligno CBJ LW Columbus in control of game starting 3rd period vs. Detroit is rare

51,937 Nick Foligno CBJ LW The team has been starting games strong during win streak

51,940) Nick Foligno CBJ LW The young guys from the AHL farm team have been keys during win streak

COLUMBUS, O. — There was a time when the Columbus Blue Jackets probably never looked forward to playing the Detroit Red Wings.

Back in the early days of the franchise, the CBJ would play a good game, be in the game, be leading and somehow would lose due to bad luck, bad goaltending, bad defense or just not having a talented team to overcome one of the NHL’s all-time winningest franchises.

Cam Atkinson

But today, the Blue Jackets are a team on the rise. They’re scrappy, can play with anybody, has a very solid defenseman corps and the goaltending is on par with anybody.

On Saturday, they beat the Red Wings 3-0 in a game where they dominated from start to finish before a delighted crowd of 17,957 at Nationwide Arena. All of the Detroit fans, who always make the 250-mile trip, probably left the game thinking, the CBJ can’t be counted on for an easy win anymore.

Columbus did not play into overtime as they had the previous five games. ”It’s nice to play 60 minutes instead of 65,” Nick Foligno said with a laugh, to several reporters after the game.

The Red Wings usually have a very strong power play, but they’re 24th in the NHL at only 14.7 percent. However, on the road, their having all kinds of problems. going 0 for 36 after an 0-for-3 day yesterday.

According to a radio report after Saturday’s game, Detroit’s streak of ineptness on the road power play is the fourth-worst to start a season since 1987-88. The Minnesota Wild, who came into the NHL the same season as the Blue Jackets, in their inaugural season in 2000-2001, failed to score on their first 47 power plays. The Atlanta Thrashers were 0 for 42 in 2001-2 and the New York Rangers  in 1999-2000 were 0 for 39.

Jack Johnson

The Blue Jackets have beaten Detroit three straight games and has a 3-0-1 record this season and has earned points in every game for the first time ever in a season series.

Granted, the Blue Jackets were facing a backup goaltender in Jonas Gustavsson, but the Red Wings still have an explosive team on the ice in Justin Abdelkader, Daniel Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk, Jordin Tootoo, Henrik Zetterberg, Jonathan Ericsson, Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen. They can score a bunch of goals at anytime, but they can be stopped and frustrated if you control the puck and that’s exactly what Columbus did. In fact, the CBJ won 64% of the faceoffs against a team that is tough to win a draw from.

But this is a Detroit team that no longer has the services of Nicklas Lidstrom, their long-time captain and defenseman who led the team on the ice, but he retired after last season. And the difference in the team’s defense has been very noticeable as the opposition are able to penetrate deep and beat their goalies on a consistent basis.

The Red Wings could not solve Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had who made 29 saves in his first career shutout.

The team received goals from Cam Atkinson, Jack Johnson and Foligno to garner 10 points in their last six games after getting 12 in their first 19.

Nick Foligno

The Blue Jackets are 9-12-4 with 22 points, good for 12th in the Western Conference.

COLUMBUS GAME NOTES

* Some of the Blue Jackets said they’re slowly getting used to the 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. starting times this season. The Red Wings are more used to it due to playing in several nationally-televised games than most teams in the Western Conference.

* This year in the first period, the Blue Jackets, due to slow starts, are a minus-10. You would not have known by yeaterday’s game.

* Are 20-39-12 all-time vs. Detroit.

* The Blue Jackets are perfect on the penalty kill over the past eight games, stopping all 21 power plays they’ve encountered.

* Columbus hadn’t won four in a row since March 1-8, 2012.

* Prior to yesterday’s game, Columbus had not had any shots on goal on the power play in the previous four and did not on their first man advantage Saturday.

* Scratches for Saturday were C Artem Anisimov and D Cody Goloubef.

DETROIT RED WINGS

* Prior to Saturday’s game, had only given up only 3 goals in last 8 games.

* Were 5-1-1 in its previous five games.

* played without defensemen Kent Huskins and Ian White who were scratches.

* Detroit was without the services of C Valterri Filppula, with a bad shoulder for the sixth game in a row.

 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

 

 

 

Blue Jackets play complete game; beats Colorado in overtime, 2-1

POSTGAME AUDIO FROM COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS DRESSING ROOM

51,914 Ryan Johansen CBJ Center On the team finally playing a complete game to win

51,915 Ryan Johansen CBJ Center Colorado shot totals were down to 19 nice puck possession by CBJ

51,916 Ryan Johansen CBJ Center On Artem Arnisimov getting hurt them coming back late to win game

51,923 Artem Arnisimov CBJ Center Finally a win and the young players from the AHL played well

POSTGAME AUDI FROM COLORADO AVALANCHE DRESSING ROOM

51,905) Rick O’Reilly Colorado Center Goaltender Semyon Varlamov kept game close

51,906 Rick O’Reilly Colorado Center First game back and he got more shifts as game progressed

51,910 Joe Sacco Colorado coach On the play of Rick O’Reilly in first game back with team

51,912 Joe Sacco Colorado coach Semyon Varlamov gave the team a chance with his goaltending

COLUMBUS, O. — The Columbus Blue Jackets are getting better with each game. They suffered several one-goal losses.

The players have said that they have to play a complete game tow in those one-goal losses into wins.

Artem Anisimov celebrates game-winning goal

On Sunday, they played that complete game in an overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche, 2-1. They played toe-to-toe with the more talented Avs. And won the game on a goal from a player who limped to the dressing room in the first period with a leg injury.

Artem Anisimov blocked a shot and had to go to the dressing room. He was in so much pain that head coach Todd Richards was told by the medical staff that his return was unlikely.

Out of nowhere, Anisimov came back for the opening faceoff of the second period.

His return was a blessing in disguise as he scored the game-winning goal at 2:26 of overtime before 13,778 at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets were on 4-on-3 power play, when Anisimov snapped a wrister which beat Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the near post.

Blue Jacket' Jared Boll (40) and Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau mix it up

The win allowed the Jackets to post a three-game posts streak of 1-0-2.

Tim Erixon (20) played a solid game

The ageless Vinny Prospal scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season early in the third period to tie the game at 1-1.

The Avs had gone ahead at 12:35 of the second period on P.A. Parenteau goal.

CBJ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 18 saves against a Colorado team which saw itself defensing its territory all night as the Jackets put up 34 shots on goal.

THREE STARS OF THE GAME

* Artem Anisimov, CBJ Center: Tough player, keeps on ticking.

* Tim Erixon, CBJ Defenseman: Received plenty of ice time, 23:38 and provide the assist on Anisimov’s goal.

* Ryan Johansen, CBJ Center: Played a big role with 19:07 of ice time and won 12 of 18 faceoffs.

 

PHOTOS BY JASON MOWRY; COURTESY ColumbusWired.net