“WE’VE GOT TO GET THAT MENTALITY THAT WE’RE PLAYING HARD NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. I’D LIKE TO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE WE LOSE A GAME PLAYING OUR BUTTS OFF.” -Coach Scott Arniel For many Blue Jacket’s fans (myself included), Saturday night’s game against the Avalanche was the first game of the season that we could [...]October 31st, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
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The first game for the Columbus Blue Jackets under new coach Claude Noel ended in a 2-1 win. In front of the home crowd at Nationwide Arena the Blue Jackets were able to keep the Dallas offense at bay. Ashton scored a goal in the first period to get the home team on top. The [...]February 4th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
Thursday night a 7:00, the Columbus Blue Jackets will host the Dallas Stars at Nationwide in the first of five straight home games. The Blue Jackets will head to the 2+ week break not leaving their home ice. Both teams, currently on the outside looking in when it comes to a post-season position. The Blue [...]February 4th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
The Colorado Avalanche blasted the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night in Denver, beating the Blue Jacket 5-1. The Blue Jackets jumped on top with a Antone Vermette goal at the 5:43 mark in the first period. It was his 18th of the season, and came shorthanded. The Avalanche tied the game with just 1:29 [...]February 3rd, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up a 3-2 overtime win Saturday night in front of 19,500 fans at Scottrade Center in St. Louis over the Blues. The win for the Blue Jackets was their 22nd overall, while the Blues fell to 24-22-9. Derek Dorsett got the visitors on the scoreboard first, with a goal at [...]January 31st, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets were defeated on Thursday night 4-1 by the Los Angeles Kings. In front of the home crowd at Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets were shut-out through the first two periods. The Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick saved 29 of 30 shots for his 28th win of the season. The Kings scored their [...]January 28th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 0 comments | Continued
On Tuesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets edged divisional foe Nashville 3-2. After a scoreless first period, Derick Brassard got the scoring started with his seventh goal of the season. Milan Jurcina and R.J. Umberger were awarded assists on the goal. That proved to be the only second period goal. The offensive outburst in the [...]January 27th, 2010 | Craig Layne | 1 comment | Continued
Last season Ken Hitchcock led the Columbus Blue Jackets to the franchise’s first ever playoff appearance. The appearance, albeit a short one, was supposed to signal this teams step toward becoming a consistent competitive team. This season was supposed to be the next step. To the 2009-2010 season, already two games past the halfway mark, [...]January 5th, 2010 | Bart Logan | 3 comments | Continued
The Columbus Blue Jackets are reeling, having lost 15 of their last 17, and seeing themselves slide closer to last place in the Western Conference than the last seed of the playoffs.
Here is a look at what the team is doing well, what needs work, and what is just downright awful.December 23rd, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
After weeks of players’ meetings, intense practices, line jumbles and just about everything short of a trade, Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock has played about the last card in his hand to try to spark this team. Steve Mason is no longer the starter in goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Starting with tonight’s game [...]December 21st, 2009 | Bart Logan | 2 comments | Continued
Perhaps the most perplexing development with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season is the lack of playing time given to forward Nikita Filatov. Since the season began, Filatov has seen his Time On Ice (TOI) go from a small amount, to virtually non-existent, to a series of healthy scratches – this, predicated by quite an [...]November 9th, 2009 | Ed Cmar | 7 comments | Continued
Last Two: Los Angeles: After signing defenseman Kris Russel to a three-year contract extension through the 2012-2013 season, the defenseman returned the favor to the club by assisting on a Raffi Torres power play goal, which turned out to be the game winner. For the second straight game, Columbus gave up the first goal of [...]October 22nd, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued
Coming off the best season in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are off to the best start in franchise history. The team is 2-0 for the first time sice their inception into the league nine years ago. The Blue Jackets have been getting good play from the entire team and have propelled themselves to [...]October 7th, 2009 | Rob Ogden | 0 comments | Continued