Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been waiting a while for their second round opponents, having posted the Tampa Bay Lightning in an improbable first round sweep. The Boston Bruins, on the other hand, are fresh from a seven-game run against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins sealed the deal with a resounding 5-1 win Tuesday.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins”

Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning

The Columbus Blue Jackets at last have their first playoff series victory in franchise history and it is an astonishing one. With a 7-3 victory Tuesday in Game Four, the Jackets completed their first round sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning and essentially stunned the hockey world. Columbus now the first team to sweep aContinue reading “Blue Jackets: Gambling Pays Off for Columbus with Historic Sweep of Lightning”

Blue Jackets: From Bad to Worse with Sergei Bobrovsky

Back in October, we addressed the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Bobrovsky blues. The situation between goalie and franchise was, at the time, not pretty. In the months since, the situation has only gotten worse. The Blue Jackets shelved goalie Sergei Bobrovsky Thursday after an apparent incident. Nobody seems to really know what the incidentContinue reading “Blue Jackets: From Bad to Worse with Sergei Bobrovsky”

John Tortorella Wins 500th Game

There may have been a measure of poetic justice at work when Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella picked up his 500th career win. The victory came in overtime as his team faced off against the Vancouver Canucks, with the Jackets winning by a final score of 5-4. The win made Tortorella the firstContinue reading “John Tortorella Wins 500th Game”

Tortorella Suspended 15 Days, Hartley Fined $25,000

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella has been suspended for 15 days without pay for his actions on Saturday night. That amounts to six games. Tortorella missed his team’s practice to attend a disciplinary hearing in New York with league officials. The NHL knew they had to send a message after CBC cameras caught theContinue reading “Tortorella Suspended 15 Days, Hartley Fined $25,000”