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

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

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.


Av’s goalie Varlamov remains tough in regulation games

Semyon Varlamov, the 25-year-old goaltender of the Colorado Avalanche, recorded 33 saves and stopped both shootout attempts he faced in a 2-1 win Thursday night over the New Jersey Devils.

The Russian goalie has helped lead the Avalanche to their 30th win of the season, which matches the 2000-2001 team as the fastest club in franchise history to reach 30 victories in 47 games.

Varlamov, who started his NHL career with the Washington Capitals organization in 2006, has not lost a game in regulation since December 10, posting a 10-0-5 record since that 2013 date.

Semyon Varlamov during his days with Washington (photo by Gabe McCabe va wikipedia commons)

Washington trades All-Star Wideman to Calgary


Dennis Wideman (photo by Marcusfx via wikipedia commons)

The Washington Capitals traded All-Star defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames for minor-league defenseman Jordan Henry and a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Wideman, who scored 11 goals and dished out 35 assists in 82 games for the Capitals in 2011-2012, was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent but decided to agree to a five-year contract with Calgary.


Info compiled from Washington Capitals, NHL & Calgary Flames

Capitals coach Hunter says family is more important than coaching


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In a surprise move, Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter quit his job less than a season behind the bench.

He told the Capitals team that he wanted to spend more time with his family in Canada.

Hunter, who replaced the popular Bruce Boudreau in November, is the owner of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, a junior hockey team that is playing for the Memorial Cup. One of Hunter’s sons is the assistant coach and his brother, Mark took over as the head coach when Dale took the Capitals job.


Info compiled from the Washington Capitals, Radio & TV news


Perry’s hat trick too much to overcome for Blue Jackets in 5-3 loss to Anaheim




COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Anaheim Ducks have a potent power-play when its working.

Unfortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday evening at Nationwide Arena, it was working quite well with Corey Perry leading the way going 3 for 4.

Perry, the Ducks right winger, scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick, and second against the Blue Jackets this season, to lead Anaheim to a 5-3 win. The Ducks are on a season-long, eight-game road trip.

The surging Ducks are 12-3-3 since January 1.

Anaheim trying to get to the playoffs, have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 17 games. However, they are 11 games behind the eighth and final spot . Their slow start cost Randy Carlyle his job and they’ve brought in Bruce Boudreau formerly of the Washington Capitals.

Perry’s line was hot last night as Bobby Ryan scored a goal, notched an assist and Ryan Getlaf garnered three assists for Anaheim. Jason Blake also scored for the Ducks.

New Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in 2009 photo with Washington Capitals; by Marcusvfx via wikipedia commons)

41-year-old Teemu Selanne, who will be a Hall of Famer in the future, led Anaheim in points in his 20th season, put up an assists which tied him for 21st place with Brett Hull on the NHL’s career list with 1,391 points.

The Blue Jackets received a goal and assist from Fedor Tyutin. Aaron Johnson and Antoine Vermette also scored for Columbus, who have been playing well winning three out of their last four games.


* Columbus scored on the power-play for the fifth straight game, tying a season-high.

* The Ducks improved to 5-1-2 on the road after losing a franchise-record 13 games in a row.

* The Blue Jackets allowed the first goal of the game for the 32nd time this season. The team is 5-25-2 in those games, while going 3-16-1 when trailing after the first period and 2-22-1 when trailing after two periods.

* The Blue Jackets are 21-19-4 all-time vs. Anaheim, including 11-10-1 at Nationwide Arena.

* There were 14,043 fans in Nationwide Arena on Sunday.



Audio Cuts courtesy of Columbus Blue Jackets pressbox








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