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Duclair's hat trick sends Sens past Blue Jackets 4-3 in OT

Dec. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anthony Duclair finished off quite the ending against his former team. Duclair scored on the power play in overtime to complete the hat trick and give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Duclair, who played in Columbus last season, has eight...

Blue Jackets snap skid, end Capitals' winning streak at six

Dec. 9, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Because the Washington Capitals don't lose very often, they'll try to take something from a letdown game against the Columbus Blue Jackets rather than just burning the video. Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss Monday night that...

Brown, Bobrovsky lead Panthers over Blue Jackets, 4-1

Dec. 7, 2019 10:52 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky beat his former team in their first meeting. Bobrovsky made 33 saves and Josh Brown scored the winning goal in the Florida Panthers’ 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. "It's definitely a great win. It's kind of weird to face your...

Panarin leads Rangers to 3-2 over Blue Jackets

Dec. 5, 2019 11:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin dazzled once again in Columbus. This time he was playing for the New York Rangers. Panarin scored the decisive goal in his return to Ohio, leading the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night. "He's a big-game player regardless of what's going on,"...

Barzal, Varlamov lead Islanders to 2-0 win over Blue Jackets

Nov. 30, 2019 10:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov didn’t have much time to think about playing since Thomas Greiss was getting the start. However, Greiss left the game late in the first period and Varlamov had to go right in. Varlamov got his second shutout of the season, Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist, and...

Nyquist helps Blue Jackets beat Penguins 5-2

Nov. 29, 2019 11:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored three times to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Friday night. Nick Foligno had two goals for the Blue Jackets, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves, making several good stops with Pittsburgh...

Giroux’s power-play goal lifts Flyers past Blue Jackets 3-2

Nov. 27, 2019 10:57 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets gave Philadelphia plenty of opportunities on the power play, the Flyers finally took advantage. Claude Giroux scored on Philadelphia’s fifth power play and the Flyers beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 Wednesday night. Scott Laughton had his first goal after a...

Former NHL head coaches serving as assistants

Nov. 26, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Twenty of 31 teams have a former NHL head coach as an assistant, and six have more than one. Here’s a look at the 27 coaches filling those jobs: ANAHEIM DUCKS Darryl Sutter: Coaching adviser won Stanley Cup in fourth head NHL job with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014. ARIZONA COYOTES Phil Housley: Fresh off...

Bjorkstrand lifts Blue Jackets to 1-0 win over Senators

Nov. 25, 2019 11:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Once the Columbus Blue Jackets finally broke through for a goal, they made sure not to waste it. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored 21 seconds into the third period and Joonas Korpisalo earned his second career shutout, lifting Columbus to a 1-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday...

Copp's late goal lifts Jets to 4-3 win over Blue Jackets

Nov. 24, 2019 12:54 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jets coach Paul Maurice was thankful it wasn’t his team that made such an untimely mistake. Andrew Copp scored with 1:54 left to lift Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory over Columbus on Saturday night. Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins tried to clear the puck up the middle of the...