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Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker (16) as Panthers defenseman Riley Stillman pushes Zucker past the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

Jan. 22, 2020 2:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony...

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...

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...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

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...

Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner, center, celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Werenski's hat trick lifts Blue Jackets over Panthers 4-1

Dec. 31, 2019 10:57 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski’s first career hat trick helped spoil the first Columbus homecoming for Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovski, and the Blue Jackets won again, despite adding another name to their growing list of injured players. Werenski scored in the first period and twice in the...

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Host Blues to have 3 players at NHL All-Star Weekend

Dec. 30, 2019 3:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The host St. Louis Blues will have three players at NHL All-Star Weekend. Captain Alex Pietrangelo, goaltender Jordan Binnington and playoff MVP Ryan O'Reilly will represent the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues for All-Star festivities Jan. 24-25. Forward David Perron was not chosen as...

File-This Oct. 5, 2019, file photo shows Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella objecting to a call during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A furious post-game rant by Tortorella over clock management in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” and NHL official said Monday, Dec.30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NHL defends official, hits Tortorella for post-game rant

Dec. 30, 2019 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An angry post-game rant by Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella over clock management late in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” an NHL official said Monday. Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations, also...

Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele (55) controls the puck against St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Dilip Vishwanat)

Blackhawks rally to beat Blue Jackets in shootout

Dec. 29, 2019 11:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks won in a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets may have lost something more valuable than the game: their starting goalie. Joonas Korpisalo had to leave the game with an injury after unsuccessfully trying to stop the first-round overtime shot from Jonathan...