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Matt Calvert’s Double-Overtime Goal Gives Blue Jackets First-Ever Playoff Win (Video)

The Columbus Blue Jackets captured their first playoff win in franchise history Saturday night, defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in double-overtime in Game 2 of their first-round series. The Blue Jackets qualified for the playoffs for the first time in the 2008-09 season, but they lost four consecutive games to the Detroit Red Wings, who eventually fell to the Penguins in...
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So the Blue Jackets won a playoff game…

"For serious," Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in double overtime, tying the teams' first-round series at one--and the Blue Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit en route to their first playoff win: Matt Calvert had 2 goals, David Savard had 2 assists, as Don Cherry pointed out, Brandon Dubinsky had 9 shots and 8 hits, and both goaltenders were stellar--Marc...
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Blue Jackets' Fedor Tyutin injured, has not returned

The Blue Jacket's lost one of their top defenceman tonight, as Fedor Tyutin has not returned to action in tonight's playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.Tyutin has not played since the first period.It's unclear how Tyutin was injured but before the injury, he logged 6:55 of ice time. The Blue Jackets are Penguins are currently tied at three, heading into overtime...
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Blake Comeau says Blue Jackets must stick to their style to upset favored Penguins

Before Wednesday, Blue Jackets winger Blake Comeau had played 422 NHL games, none of those in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Understandably, it wasn't just the same old, same old as he prepared for game one in Pittsburgh. "It felt a little bit different," Comeau admitted. "I had a tough time napping; I was a little bit nervous. You know, this is my seventh year in the...
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Columbus Zoo Hangs Blue Jackets Flag In Penguin Exhibit (Photo)

The Stanley Cup playoffs pit team against team, fan against fan, and city against city. This year, even a zoo is getting involved. The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the midst of a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and although the Pens lead the series 1-0, it looks like a zoo in Columbus, Ohio wanted to clarify that some penguins actually are Blue Jackets fans. The...
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This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan is super-amped-up for the playoffs (video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins took Game 1 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, winning 4-3. From the looks of this intense toddler, he’s pretty pumped up about it and the chances of his favorite NHL team making a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The passion. The intensity. […] The post This toddler Pittsburgh Penguins fan...
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For Blue Jackets, minor tweaks are recipe for success

Chalk the loss up to nerves, or maybe to inexperience. After squandering a two-goal lead in game one Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, the learning curve must be swift for Columbus if they hope to rebound against a fast, skilled Penguins team on Saturday. They proved to themselves that they have the wherewithal to play at this level. The key is now to play their game for the full...
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Brutus Buckeye, Reds show support for Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are making their second ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and that means, the state of Ohio is uniting behind them. Not only are the Jackets receiving massive amounts of support from fans, but they have also drawn the attention of some of the other teams from Ohio. First after their 4-0 win against the Pirates, the Reds twitter account sent out...
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Know Your Columbus Blue Jackets by @ExcitedBobErrey

The playoffs are finally here after a regular season that saw the Penguins never seriously challenged by the rest of the Metropolitan Division, and with perfect timing the NHL has changed the first two rounds of the playoffs to a divisional format. The first victim: the Columbus Blue Jackets.Left) Joke organizations usually have joke mascots Right) BOOM goes the penis-shaped cannon...
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TPN RADIO: Pens/Blue Jackets Preview with Josh Yohe

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy, @PensNation_K Guest: @JoshYohe_Trib   The Topics (Les Sujets) Pens/Blue Jackets preview with Josh Yohe NHL First Round predictions The return of Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale NHL news and notes (Trotz, MacDonald, Mason, Bishop)
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Five breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

The NHL playoffs can bring players that are on the fringe of stardom right to center stage. Here are some names to watch up for as the league prepares to drop the puck on its season season. Ryan Johansen, Columbus The leading scorer for the Blue Jackets has had a breakout season and he could really make a name for himself in the playoffs.  Going up against the Penguins won’t...
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Regular Season Thoughts Recap: Pens vs Blue Jackets

Pens – Blue Jackets in Review By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a game-by-game recap of my thoughts posts vs. Columbus. Can the Penguins pull off this feat again? (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 14: Pens win 4-2 Goals from Kunitz (PP), Sutter, Letang (PP), and Megna Good: Fleury made 37 saves on 39 shots. Malkin contributed to three goals, drew a penalty, and forced...
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Columbus: Who To Watch For

Columbus doesn’t have a lot of big names, they’re more of an offense by committee who relies on their special teams and goaltending to win games.  They do however have some guys who are worth taking note of. Pens must stop:  Ryan Johansen.  He was basically their offense this season with 33 goals on 237 shots.   The Jackets only had two other players surpass the 20-goal...
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Pittsburgh Penguins-Columbus Blue Jackets First Round Schedule

Credit: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press The schedule for the first round playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets has officially been released. We posted a quick look back at the season series between the two teams yesterday. Here is the schedule: GAME 1: Blue Jackets at Penguins on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:30 PM GAME 2: Blue Jackets at Penguins...
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Nathan Horton could make NHL history by not playing vs. Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton is rumored to not be playing on Wednesday against the Dallas Stars, which has him in line to set an NHL record that will surely never be broken. Wednesday’s Blue Jackets-Stars game is out of the ordinary. It was the game that was postponed following Rich Peverley’s health scare. The NHL announced that the two teams will start over and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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