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Mason, Blue Jackets shut down Red Wings in Detroit

Steve Mason (file photo)

Usually when the Columbus Blue Jackets play at Joe Louis Arena, it means disaster.

Friday night, however, the Jackets played another solid game against Detroit and have picked up 5 points in three games this season against the team from Motown.

Steve Mason, who has been up-and-down since his rookie season, turned in a 34-save performance that shut down Detroit attack. Mason now has 17 career shutouts.

Columbus beat the Red Wings 3-0 in front of 20,066. It was the Blue Jackets first shutout win in Joe Louis Arena and their first win in the venerable Arena since March 7, 2009.

Antoine Vermette, Jared Boll and Andrew Murray scored goals for Jackets, who killed off all six Detroit power-plays including a 5-on-3 late in the second period.

Three Stars of the game: All Blue Jackets, Goalie Steve Mason, Center Antoine Vermette and Left winger Matt Calvert.

compiled from Columbus Blue Jackets news

Detroit edges Blue Jackets in overtime, 6-5

Johan Franzen (file photo)

The Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in a high-scoring affair in Joe Lewis Arena, 6-5.

The game was decided in overtime, by Johan Franzen, who scored just 45 seconds in from the right circle.

Columbus was unable to hold leads of 2-0 and 3-2.

Rick Nash scored for the Blue Jackets at 1:04 of the third period, when coach Scott Arniel pulled goaltender Steve Mason, giving the team a 6-on-4 advantage.

The Jackets also received goals from Derick Brassard, Grant Clitsome, Matt Calvert and R.J. Umberger. Jake Voracek provided two assists.

The Red Wings had goals from Nathan Ericsson, Valterri Filppula, Drew Miller, Brian Rafalski and Kris Draper.

Joey MacDonald was the winning goaltender for Detroit.

compiled from staff & Columbus Blue Jackets news

Blue Jackets beat Red Wings in shootout, 3-2


Antoine Vermette (file photo)

The Columbus Blue Jackets did something that they rarely do, and that’s beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 in a shootout before a packed house of 18,684 in Nationwide Arena.

The Jackets lead 2-0, gave up and came back to take the game into overtime and the shootout.

Jake Voracek and Grant Clitsome scored in regulation and Antoine Vermette had the only goal in the four-round shootout, snapping a five-game losing streak for Columbus and an ugly 1-11-1 streak vs. Detroit since March 7, 2009.

The THREE STARS of the game: all Blue Jackets, goalie Steve Mason, defenseman Grant Clitsome and center Sammy Pahlsson.


46 323 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Def His thoughts when Jimmy Howard went out (V-TECK)

46 324 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Def Down 2-0 Wings came back in 2nd period (V-TECK)

46 325 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Def On Joey McDonald subbing in goal (V-TECK)

46 328 Mike Babcock Detroit coach Played well in 2nd but not what he wanted (V-TECK)


46 338 Antoine Vermette CBJ center On his game-winner in shootout (V-TECK)

46 345 Scott Arniel CBJ coach Shut down Wings big scorers hitting them hard (V-TECK)

46 346 Scott Arniel CBJ Team did not unravel when Wings tied it up (V-TECK)

46 349 Scott Arniel CBJ coach On Grant Clitsome giving power play a boost (V-TECK)

Voracek comes back from 2-game benching to lead Blue Jackets to OT win

Jakub Voracek CBJ (photo by 5of7 via Wikipedia Commons)

Jakub Voracek had been a healthy scratch the previous two hockey games. In the world of hockey, a healthy scratch means a benching by the coach for various reasons: not playing defense, not checking, not playing with intensity, not scoring goals. In other words, its a chance to clear a players mind and get re-energized and get motivated again.

Whatever the case, Voracek made a nice return to the lineup .

He basically rescued Columbus from a complete collapse after dominating the game from the start. He scored the overtime goal in a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators in Nationwide Arena.

A crowd of 17,652 fans saw the Jackets in a familiar scene, blowing a 3-0 lead before being led to the win by Steve Mason and Vorcek in overtime.

Mason made several stops especially on Alex Kovalev and Peter Regin as the Senators kept charging the net in the third period and overtime. They outshot the Blue Jackets 38-23, including 16 to 7 after the second period.

But Voracek did not want to disappoint the huge New Year’s Eve crowd. He pounced on the puck after a Kovalev turnover behind the Ottawa goal and stuffed home the game-winner between the pads of goaltender Brian Elliott at 2:06 of overtime. The win gave the Blue Jackets three wins in a row, all with Mason back in the net.

Columbus built up a 3-0 lead on goals from R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson and Rick Nash.

The Blue Jackets are now 2-6 on Friday and 2-5 wearing their new third jerseys.


Jake Voracek, Columbus Right Wing, had an assist and the game-winning goal

Mike Fisher, Ottawa Senators Center, scored a goal, had six hits and four shots

Steve Mason, Columbus Goaltender, made 35 saves, including two huge saves in overtime. Is a hot goalie once again.

compiled from staff & Columbus Blue Jackets news

Blue Jackets road woes end with 3-2 win in Toronto

The Columbus Blue Jackets played before about 250 uncles, aunts, cousins, mothers, brothers and sisters when they played in Toronto.

It must’ve helped the Ontario-born players because the Jackets beat the Maple Leafs, 3-2 at the Air Canada Centre.

Kristian Huselius scored two goals, R.J. Umberger deflected in a third-period power-play game-winning goal and Steve Mason, in one of his best performances, made 20 saves.

R.J. Umberger scores game-winning goal (file photo)

The family contingents saw the Blue Jackets’ seven-game road losing streak 0-5-2 end.

Columbus fought back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to claw back and take their first lead in a road game since November 28 at Detroit. If you must know, that was 440 minutes and 27 seconds of hockey ago, a monumental burden on a young team.


* The three stars of the game:

Kristian Huselius LW, with two goals.

Rick Nash, RW, Two more assists.

Steve Mason, Goalie, Showed  a ton of poise.

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