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Winnipeg Jets' Laurent Brossoit, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets past Jets for 6th straight

Jan. 23, 2020 12:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets roll into their long winter break after six weeks of solid play and a season-high six-game win streak. Columbus went back and forth with the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night before Oliver Bjorkstrand's second goal of the game with 5:38 left gave the Blue...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) congratulates Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after Bjorkstrand scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in New York. Bjorkstrom scored both goals as the Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

Jan. 19, 2020 11:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...

Carolina Hurricanes' Petr Mrazek, left, of the Czech Republic, makes a save as teammate Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson looks for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Foligno scores late to push Blue Jackets past Hurricanes 3-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored after missing a dozen games with an injury, Nick Foligno got his first goal in 23 games and rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins turned in another gem. All that said, the Columbus Blue Jackets probably shouldn't have won Thursday night. The Blue Jackets had trouble...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, right, of Latvia, stops a shot from Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle, left, during the second period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins records 2nd shutout; Columbus beats Boston 3-0

Jan. 14, 2020 10:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis the King, make way for Elvis the Wall. Elvis Merzlikins recorded his second consecutive shutout and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins 3-0 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) blocks a shot by Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Merzlikins gets first shutout, Blue Jackets beat Vegas 3-0

Jan. 12, 2020 1:51 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s only fitting Elvis Merzlikins earned his first career shutout at T-Mobile Arena. After all, the Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender was named by his late father after the iconic entertainer who once starred on Las Vegas Boulevard. Merzlikins made 27 saves to lead the Blue Jackets...

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) skates with the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (44) and goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Thornton scores as Sharks top Blue Jackets 3-1

Jan. 10, 2020 2:12 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton is being asked to take on a bigger role these days. And at 40, Jumbo Joe has responded. Thornton scored and moved into a tie for 11th place on the NHL's career list for games played as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Thursday night....

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, left, stops a shot next to Anaheim Ducks' Isac Lundestrom (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Blue Jackets extend road point streak to 9 by beating Ducks

Jan. 8, 2020 2:11 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zach Werenski and the Columbus Blue Jackets aren't buying the hype about being the hottest team in the NHL. All they continue to focus on is finding ways to win. Werenski scored twice and had the go-ahead goal during the second period Tuesday night as the Blue Jackets rallied for a...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington, right, is defended by Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Blue Jackets beat Kings 4-2, extend road point streak

Jan. 7, 2020 3:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Unexpected contributors have kept the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets afloat. That was the case again as the Blue Jackets continued their road success to open a four-game West Coast swing. Scott Harrington and Nathan Gerbe scored in the second period and the Blue Jackets beat the...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, David Savard, right, and San Jose Sharks' Kevin Labanc skate after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Dell stops 21 shots, Sharks stop Blue Jackets 3-2

Jan. 4, 2020 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — San Jose’s win over Columbus snapped a 12-game point streak for the Blue Jackets. The Sharks hope it’s the makings of a hot streak of their own. Aaron Dell stopped 21 shots to lift San Jose over Columbus 3-2 on Saturday after a 3-2 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Thursday...