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The New York Islanders Need A Spark Badly

from Greg Joyce of the New York Post,

The Blue Jackets scored four unanswered goals to race past the Islanders, on the ice and in the standings, with a 4-1 win Tuesday at Barclays Center.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” left wing Anders Lee said. “We gotta find some kind of spark, some kind of life, some kind of energy. It’s gotta change. Just more of the same, it’s disappointing.”...

The crowd of 10,232 had been restless for most of the night, but after Atkinson’s goal — he beat Jason Chimera to the net to finish off a one-timer — and through the rest of the third period, they’d had enough. Chants of “Snow must go” grew louder, calling for the ouster of longtime general manager Garth Snow.

They may have been even angrier had they heard coach Doug Weight’s postgame comments, as he hoped for a better atmosphere against the Rangers on Thursday at Barclays.

“[We’ll] have a real exciting, hopefully, little more exciting building than it was today from the start, on Thursday,” Weight said.

For the second time in 10 days, the Islanders allowed the Blue Jackets to take 26 shots on goal in the first period. Halak stopped each of those Tuesday, but could not turn away all 51 by the end of the night.


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Evening Line- John Tortorella

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Seth Jones Had The Flu And Missed The ASG, But Playing Tonight

Should Seth Jones be allowed to play tonight?


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added 12:09pm full quote from Boudreau is below....

added 2:06pm, Below, John Davidson with a statement...

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Video- Should Ken Hitchcock Be Upset With The Goal Reversal?

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Hitchcock said the goal was the kind that is scored every day in the league.

"I don't understand where we're going, because we practice every day, like every other team does in the NHL, going to the net," Hitchcock said. "Our player went to the net and was responsible for putting a play on the net, and we scored on the rebound. When we're in a situation where you're not counting those as goals now, what are we doing? What are we doing to our game that that can't be a goal?"


The Stars lost 2-1 in a shootout.

Watch the play below...

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What Was Discussed Between Jack Johnson And John Tortorella?

from Steve Gorten of the Columbus Dispatch,

Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson initiated a private meeting before last Friday’s game to let coach John Tortorella know of his interest to be traded, but both said Wednesday their relationship remains strong and they can envision a future for Johnson in Columbus.

“You slowly start getting a bigger role back,” Johnson said. “Hopefully it keeps trending in the right direction because I know I have a lot to give, and I know I can help this team out a lot.”

Tortorella noted, “The onus that falls on me is to try to help him to get better. I’m certainly not going to go the other way because a player is talking about his future. ... Jack loves it here. His family loves it here. So if we get him playing better, and maybe win some games, who knows where it all goes here?”


Below, watch Johnson talk after yesterday's practice.

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Is Jack Johnson On The Way Out In Columbus?

from Aaron Portzline of The Athletic,

The NHL trade deadline is Feb. 26, and Johnson is an unrestricted free agent. That always sets off alarms, but there are other strong indicators.

Contract talks between Johnson's agent, Pat Brisson, and the Blue Jackets have not made any progress toward an extension, sources told The Athletic.

“There have been talks,” Johnson said. “I'm just going to leave it at that. There has been dialogue, yes.”

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Leafs Stumble Late Against The Blue Jackets

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

Sometimes the Late, Late Show can be unwatchable.

So it was for the Maple Leafs on Monday night, when they were 4:35 away from beating the Columbus Blue Jackets, with a possible shutout for the National Hockey League’s busiest goaltender. Though the Leafs haven’t had many of these unhappy endings when leading in the third period this season, they were left with jaws agape on the ice, a 3-2 overtime loss.

While the Leafs were not expecting to go to an extra period again after two shootout wins, Artemi Panarin ended it, beating Frederik Andersen after equalizer goals less than two minutes apart. Facing 30-plus shots for the eighth straight game, Andersen lost sight of a pinball shot that turned into a pop-fly landing behind him. Nick Foligno, whom he had stoned twice earlier, got credit for that, while a Morgan Rielly to Patrick Marleau pass was picked off and turned into Pierre-Luc Dubois tying marker at 17:13 of the third.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock cited a key lost faceoff, failure to box out and a bad line change among the breakdowns, and a turnover that might have allowed the Jackets to win it in the dying seconds of regulation.


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GIF- David Savard Fined For A Slash

NEW YORK (Jan. 8, 2018) – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck during NHL Game No. 647 in Columbus on Sunday, Jan. 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.


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The Colorado Avalanche Stay Hot With A Win Over The Columbus Blue Jackets

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

Teenagers Tyson Jost and Sam Girard assisted on the game-winning goal scored by 21-year-old Mikko Rantanen, so suffice to say the Avalanche’s youngsters outplayed their peers from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game between two of the NHL’s three youngest teams.

Rantanen’s power-play goal and goalie Jonathan Bernier 35 saves carried Colorado to a 2-0 victory over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night at the Pepsi Center.

In winning its fourth consecutive game, Colorado improved to 4-1 on its six-game homestand and 9-3-1 in its last 13 games. Bernier, who regularly backs up the injured Semyon Varlamov, needed 17 third-period saves to produce his second shutout of the season.

The Avalanche is now 21-16-3 — just a win shy of what it produced all of last season. The Blue Jackets fell to 23-16-3.


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Video- You Make The Call Penguins/Blue Jackets

Pens thought they had won the game early in OT.

They did win in the shootout.


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