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Turning Points: Breaking Down the Key Moments That Helped the Blue Jackets Sweep the Lightning The Blue Jackets' stapled forecheck set up Duchene to fire a pass down low to a cutting Atkinson to go up 1-0 just over five minutes into the game. You could hear every Lightning fan gasp in horror that this wouldn't be an easy series. The Lightning had enough embarrassment on home ice.
Columbus Blue Jackets playoff tickets sell out as team gets back to work Tickets for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs sold out quickly Friday moments before the Blue Jackets returned to the ice to prepare for their next series. The tickets made available sold out in less than an hour but team officials said more tickets will be made available later.
Do the Blue Jackets want Toronto or Boston in Round 2? We… The Athletic reached out to several of the NHL's top analysts to get their thoughts on whether the Blue Jackets would have a better chance against the Maple Leafs or the Bruins, whether the upset of the Lightning makes the Blue Jackets Stanley Cup contenders, and which aspect of the sweep was most impressive.
Oh, How the Tables Have Turned…The Blue Jackets' Power Play is Finally Hot After a very poor regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets' power play flipped the script and couldn't stop scoring in its first-round win against Tampa Bay.
The Blue Jackets Have Sold Out All Potential Home Games For Round 2, Per a Report According to a report, the Columbus Blue Jackets sold out of their initial run of Round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs tickets in a short period of time.
Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Nick Foligno Named Masterton Trophy Finalist Foligno's nomination comes after missing two stretches of games this season while two of his children faced health issues. He stepped away from the team in December as his daughter Milana underwent heart surgery, and again in March as his son Hudston had a severe case of pneumonia.
Nick Foligno named finalist for Masterton Trophy This is Foligno's third time being named a finalist for the award, which signifies perserverence and dedication to hockey. The other nominees are Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders and Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks.
A look into what Columbus did to earn a believer They proved to me they are as good as any team in the league. They surely can win it all. Not saying they will, but we never could have predicted this group playing to the level that they did against the historic league-best 62-win Lightning.
2019 Masterton Trophy Finalists Announced The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is given out annually to the NHL player who exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The award has been voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association since 1968, and today they announced their nominees for 2019.
Columbus Blue Jackets sweep President's Trophy winner Tampa Bay Lightning: Crowquill CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers are not in the NBA playoffs this year, but our NHL hockey neighbors to the south, the Columbus Blue Jackets, are and they just swept the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round in the NHL playoffs in a huge upset.
Matt Duchene Talks About His First True Playoff Experience, Helping the Blue Jackets Advance, and His Future in Columbus Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene is riding high after helping to eliminate the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in a radio interview Thursday, spoke about his first real postseason run and how much he's enjoying Columbus.
Game 4 Win Was Most Viewed Televised Game in Columbus Blue Jackets History Tuesday night's Game 4 win to sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning delivered a 9.83 household rating for FOX Sports Ohio, crushing the previous record for viewers tuning into a Blue Jackets game. The 9.83 rating was 19% better than the pervious franchise record, an 8.27 set April 4, 2014 in game featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins.
'That goal is massive': The significance of Nick Foligno's… You pull for him when you know he’s going through things. You pull for that guy.”.
NHL Ultimate Playoffs: Metropolitan Division Please refer back to my previous post here to see the format for this ultimate playoff and check out the results for the Atlantic Division here.
Cannon Blasts : Sweep Unless you're living on the moon, by now you know the Columbus Blue Jackets swept the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Holy cow! Is this real? Yes! Yes it is!! On last week's The Cannon Cast everyone was a bit hesitant about the upcoming first round.
Who was the CBJ MVP of the first round? It was a complete performance from the Jackets, with contributions from every player in the lineup. 12 different skaters scored a goal! So it's hard to say any single player stood out. If there were an MVP award for the series, who should win? Let's look at some candidates:.
Potential free agents who are increasing their value with… Craig Custance examines the potential unrestricted free agents who are already increasing their value in the playoffs.
Liam Foudy Joins Cleveland Monsters The OHL's London Knights were expected to be a contender for the Memorial Cup this season after several top prospects joined the program and they easily walked through their first round series with rival Windsor.
The Infamous 1st Ohio Battery Ass Tattoo Has Come to Fruition Happy, too, but mostly shocked. But he's a man of his word. So, we present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the first-ever 1st Ohio Battery ass tattoo. Sam's nothing if not committed. Maybe the Blue Jackets can win three more series to make it all worth it?
Oliver Bjorkstrand Plays Hero, Scoring The Game-Winning Goal In Games 3 and 4 Victories Oliver Bjorkstrand was one of the Blue Jackets' most important players in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, scoring the GWG in both Game 3 and Game 4.
Strip The 'C' From Stamkos? Stamkos, Callahan, and Palat need to have their letters taken off their jersey for all of next season. Cooper needs to send a message that a performance like that is not only unacceptable, but holds consequences. Leadership is show, not worn. I don't just hold the leaders of this team responsible, although that's a huge part of it.
Jason Kipnis, Chef Jonathon Sawyer teaming for Columbus venture CLEVELAND, Ohio - Forward Hospitality Group of Cleveland, chef Jonathon Sawyer and Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis are teaming up for a venture in Columbus. Kipnis posted about it on social media.
DGB Grab Bag: Lightning and Penguins post-sweep excuses, a… Two of the league's most star-studded teams were both swept in the first round. The Lightning lost to the Blue Jackets in an upset that ranks as one of the most shocking in NHL history.
The Cannon Cast Episode 8: The Blue Jackets really did sweep the Lightning That series win just might be a small topic of conversation on the newest episode of the The Cannon Cast, the Columbus Blue Jackets podcast from The Cannon! Did you know the final score of Game 4 was 7-3? In this episode, we talk about:. …plus a lot more.
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