Latest Columbus Blue Jackets News

Davidson takes reins of Rangers' rare rebuilding project

May. 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind the microphone for the last New York Rangers championship in 1994, John Davidson is now front and center to try to parade the Stanley Cup down Broadway again. Davidson recalled 1994 as one of the best times of his life, and after moving from broadcasting to the front office with St....

Coming home: Davidson to run Rangers, leaves Blue Jackets

May. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

John Davidson is going back to the New York Rangers organization he has been synonymous with for much of his hockey career. Davidson was hired as team president Friday hours after leaving his post with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He returns to New York where he spent parts of eight seasons as a Rangers goaltender...

Blue Jackets sign goalie Merzlikins to 1-year contract

May. 15, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With free agent Sergei Bobrovsky expected to depart, the Columbus Blue Jackets have locked in goaltender Elvis Merzlikins for next season. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Wednesday the Blue Jackets signed the 25-year-old Latvian to a one-year contract for 2019-20. Merzlikins is...

Departing stars could slow progress for Blue Jackets

May. 8, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the Blue Jackets' two best players leave town as expected, it will ripple through just about every move the team makes this summer. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and winger Artemi Panarin are unrestricted free agents and almost certainly are out the door. Retooling the roster to...

Bruins' McAvoy will have to wait to make East finals debut

May. 8, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The verdict is in on Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy: Good player, but not much of an attorney. Speaking on the eve of Boston's Eastern Conference final opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, McAvoy said Wednesday he made his case to the NHL's player safety authorities but couldn't...

Rask comes up big as Boston Bruins advance to face 'Canes

May. 7, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in Monday night's 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6,...

Bruins beat Blue Jackets 3-0, advance to conference final

May. 7, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final. Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of the net...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

May. 7, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round...

Tortorella says Columbus-Boston series will go to Game 7

May. 5, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins. But Columbus coach John Tortorella said it's not going to occur on home ice in Game 6. "Things happen for a reason, and I truly believe that — we'll be back here (in...

Pastrnak, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 4-3 for 3-2 series lead

May. 4, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak took control of the game, and then he took over the postgame news conference from linemate and Game 5 co-star Brad Marchand. After scoring twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 1:28 left, Pastrnak noticed that the man known as a "Little Ball of Hate" was getting a little...