Jackets Jump Out Early; Sharks Come On Late and Nip CBJ 3-2

Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 2 (box) – Highlights CBJ: 26-23-5, 57 pts If the Jackets are to be taken seriously as playoff contenders this spring, they need to put strings of wins and points together, and they need to do it consistently. Columbus came into tonight’s contest against the red-hot Sharks winners of three straight,

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Jackets Plagued By Bad Bounces and Ineffective Power Play as Coyotes Sneak Out 4-3 Winners

Coyotes 4, Blue Jackets 3 (box) – Highlights CBJ: 20-20-3, 43 pts The biggest question going into this game for me was: which Jackets team would we see? Would it be the team that’s moved their feet, worked hard, and beaten some quality teams, or would we see the team that faces some adversity and

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Flyers (Game #8)

Philadelphia Flyers (3-3-1, 7pts) vs.Columbus Blue Jackets (4-3-0, 8pts)Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OHMonday, October 25, 20107:00 PM EDTTV: FSN-OH / WBNS (97.1 fm) (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) What a crazy weekend for the Jackets. After all of my snickering at Calgary on Friday, they came into Nationwide Arena Friday night and flat-out embarrassed the Jackets.

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Ducks (Game #5)

Anaheim Ducks (2-3-1, 5pts) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2-0, 4pts) Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:00 PM EDT TV: FSN-OH HD / WBNS (97.1 fm) (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) Follow me @WFNYDP on Twitter during the game! The Jackets are back at home, and are looking to get back to business

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Wild (Game #4)

Columbus Blue Jackets (1-2-0, 2pts) vs.Minnesota Wild (1-1-1, 3pts)Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MNSaturday, October 16, 20108:00 PM EDTTV: FSNOH (HD) / Radio: WWDC 101.1 FM (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) Ugh. The Jackets were, how you say, not good last night in their home opener in losing 5-2 to the Blackhawks: “Big fat egg

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CBJ Blogger Roundtable: Part 5

The CBJ Blogger Roundtable is a five-part series put together by Matt Wagner over at The Cannon, and starring the great people of the Blue Jackets blogosphere. Matt wrote some questions, and we had a great turnout of answers despite everyone trying to get a handle on the team’s trip to Sweden last week. Please

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The 5-Hole: Blue Jackets News and Notes – 10/12/10

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was This Week: 1-1-0, 2 points Overall: 1-1-0, 2 points (t4th division; t8th conference) It’s not really fair to post standings at this point, as in the division all teams have played either one, two, or

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Jackets 3, Sharks 2 – Jackets OT Goal Earns Scott Arniel Win #1

Blue Jackets 3, Sharks 2 – OT (box) – Highlights CBJ: 1-1-0, 2 pts The Jackets looked good yesterday, but came out on the short end. They looked good again, though they had more struggles today than yesterday. But, they were able to withstand the offensive onslaught of San Jose to make it to overtime,

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Sharks (Game #2)

Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0, 0pts) vs. San Jose Sharks (1-0-0, 2pts) Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden Saturday, October 9, 2010 3:00 PM EDT TV: NHL Network / Radio: WWDC 101.1 FM (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) Right back at it. These two teams opened their seasons yesterday with the Sharks winning a close one with a

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Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 2 – Late Power Play Goal Sinks Jackets

Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 2 – (box) – HighlightsCBJ: 0-1-0, 0 pts It’s hard to get too mad at the Jackets for this loss, though it was certainly frustrating. San Jose is one of the best teams in the league, and is a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. The Jackets looked like they belonged as they

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Sharks (Game #1)

San Jose Sharks (0-0-0, 0pts) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-0, 0pts) Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden Friday, October 8, 2010 3:00 PM EDT Versus/WBNS (1460 am) (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) Follow me on Twitter during the game today @WFNYDP 10 and 20. The puck finally drops for the Blue Jackets’ 10th season, and they go

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The 5-Hole: Blue Jackets News and Notes – 4/13/10 – Season In Review

Every Tuesday Sometimes on Wednesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Year That Was Regular Season: 32-35-15, 79 points (5th division; 14th conference) Playoff Result: did not qualify For what will be the final 5-Hole column of the spring, I thought, much like last year though

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Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Blues (Game 75)

Columbus Blue Jackets (39-28-7, 85pts) vs. St. Louis Blues (35-30-9, 79pts) Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO Saturday, March 28, 2009 8:30 PM EDT FSOhio TV/WWCD(fm)/WBNS(am) (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) With three head-to-head matchups in the final eight games, this stretch is crucial for both Columbus and St. Louis. Columbus looks to solidify their playoff

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“Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue”: Jackets Edge Penguins in Shoot Out

Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3 – SO (Box) – Highlights Record: 35-27-6  (76pts – 6th place) Sports Club Stats Rank: 6th, 82.3% This was a tale of three games. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie “Airplane!” and therefore have no idea what the title of this post of the picture to the

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Jackets Preview Game #51

St. Louis Blues (20-24-5, 45pts) vs Columbus Blue Jackets (24-21-5, 53pts) Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH Tuesday, February 3, 2009 7:00 PM EST FSOHIO/WWCD(fm)/WBNS(am) (Dispatch Preview / SportsDirect Preview) The Jackets are smarting after getting smoked 7-3 by Dallas on Saturday on their home ice. They need to come out tonight and re-establish home ice dominance

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A Game-Changer?

I was going to write my “Third 10″ piece about the Jackets, as they played their 30th team game on Sunday. But, with work being what it is, and with Sunday’s Jackets game being a deflating let-down, I elected to table it. And, then Wednesday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks happened. And I

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The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 11/11/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was Week: 3-0-0, 6 points Overall: 7-6-2, 16 points (3rd division; 9th conference) What a difference a week makes. The Blue Jackets are getting healthy, scoring goals, and managed to win all three of their games

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A New Beginning?

Blue Jackets 5, Oilers 4 (Box Score) – Highlights 5-6-2, 12 points (4th division, 10th conference) In the spirit of the Browns’ new beginning tonight, I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight what might be a similar new beginning. I would take the same results, anyway. The Blue Jackets called up #1 goaltending prospect

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The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 10/28/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was Week: 1-3-0, 2 points Overall: 3-6-0, 6 points (5th division; T14th conference) Last week, I led this paragraph with “Ugh.” This week, we’ll lead with a much louder and longer UGGGHHHHH! FYI, “T14th conference” is

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The 5-Hole, CBJ News and Notes – 10/21/08

Every Tuesday, WFNY’s The 5-Hole brings you up to date with the goings-on of the CBJ… The Week That Was Week: 1-2-0, 2 points Overall: 2-3-0, 4 points (5th division; T11th conference) Ugh. The Jackets finished their first road trip last Tuesday, and then opened their home schedule last Friday. They looked flat and listless

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