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NHL hockey players Jordan Staal, captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, clockwise from top left, Claude Giroux, captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Marc Stall, alternate captain for the New York Rangers and Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, take part in an NHL video call with players representing the Metropolitan Division Thursday, March 26, 2020, in this photo made in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)

Ovechkin, Crosby favor NHL going directly into playoffs

Mar. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby prefers the NHL skip the rest of the regular season and head directly to the playoffs if games resume during this pandemic-interrupted spring. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is on the same page, saying he’d even be willing to finish two goals short of...

One of the busiest freeway interchanges in Ohio, Interstates 70, 71, and Ohio Rt. 315 appear almost empty Monday morning, March 23, 2020 as business and social lives shut down due to COVID-19. The state issued a stay-at-home order to take effect at 11:59 pm March 23. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sports celebrities plug stay-home order to help limit virus

Mar. 24, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets player Cam Atkinson, Dayton basketball coach Anthony Grant and former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel are among Ohio sports celebrities joining an effort to encourage residents to comply with a statewide order to stay home except for doing essential work or...

A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

Virus impact on US sports grows; more restrictions in Europe

Mar. 11, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new restrictions to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be played without...

Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) sends a shot past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Playoff race about to get tougher for battered Blue Jackets

Mar. 10, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dragged down by injuries and its lines patched together with rookies, the Columbus Blue Jackets are somehow still in the playoff hunt. Getting contributions from a changing cast of fill-ins who started the season in the minors and picking up enough points in overtime losses -- they...

Vancouver Canucks center Adam Gaudette (88) fails to get a shot past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Merzlikins solid in return, Blue Jackets beat Canucks 2-1

Mar. 9, 2020 2:48 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins made 26 saves in his return after missing four games with a concussion, and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off the Vancouver Canucks for a 2-1 victory Sunday night. “It was hard to get back in the game,” said the 25-year-old rookie, who...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Koskinen, Oilers beat Blue Jackets 4-1 to tie for 1st place

Mar. 8, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mikko Koskinen made 45 saves and Alex Chiasson had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Saturday night to move into a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with Vegas. Caleb Jones, Connor McDavid and Riley Sheahan also scored for...

Columbus Blue Jackets' David Savard, , left, scrambles to get past Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Brodie's goal late in OT lifts Flames past Blue Jackets 3-2

Mar. 5, 2020 12:48 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — T.J. Brodie scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the Calgary Flames rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Wednesday night. Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo had lost his stick and was unable to get a glove on Brodie's wrist shot...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, front, celebrates their goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Louis Domingue during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Canucks 5-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Blue Jackets rally past Canucks 5-3 to aid wild card push

Mar. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets powered their way out of a three-week funk with a third-period flurry Sunday night. Zach Werenski and Emil Bemstrom scored on power plays during Columbus' four-goal rally in the final frame and the slumping Blue Jackets stunned the Vancouver Canucks 5-3. Riley Nash...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo, right, of Finland, watches a shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, left, as Blue Jackets forward Kevin Stenlund, of Sweden, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Alex Stalock makes 24 saves, Wild rout Blue Jackets 5-0

Feb. 28, 2020 11:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Stalock stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this week, 5-0 on Friday night. Zach Parise and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and an assist to help the Wild win their third straight and improve...

Anaheim Ducks center Carter Rowney goes after the puck between Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson, left, and defenseman Caleb Jones during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Milano scores twice, helps Ducks stop Oilers 4-3 in OT

Feb. 26, 2020 2:12 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Milano had an ideal debut with the Anaheim Ducks. Milano netted the winning goal in overtime and finished with two goals, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Milano became the 10th player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in their...