2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets hedged their bets on playoff success in 2018-2019, leaving several critical free agents on the table. And while the Blue Jackets did shockingly sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round, they ran into the Boston Bruins in the second and lost the series in six games. When theContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets”

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”

Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing

There have been some stunning storylines in the first round of the playoffs this year and at the top of many lists has to be the Columbus Blue Jackets’ dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blue Jackets put themselves ahead two games to none after Friday’s contest. Columbus stunned Tampa’s home crowd into silence,Continue reading “Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing”

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Understatement: the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are arguably one of the most flawless teams in the NHL and the Blue Jackets are kind of in a holding pattern, with plenty of off-ice questions dogging them throughout the year. Columbus waited until virtuallyContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets”