In spite of their strong finish last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets came up just short of playoff competition. Injuries cost various players a combined total of 500 games last year, and fans are hopeful that 2015-16 will be a different story. Captain Nick Foligno will lead a revamped squad into battle, which this year will include game-changer Brandon Saad. With the imposing Sergei Bobrovsky manning the crease again for the Blue Jackets, they figure to be a legitimate threat in the Metropolitan Division this season. You can get tickets to check out the Blue Jackets live at home and on the road—turn to Razorgator for premier prices every day!
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Columbus Blue Jackets 2015-2016 News and Updates
1/26/16 - The Columbus Blue Jackets have broken their losing streak. On January 25th, they hosted the Montreal Canadiens and came away with a strong 2-5 victory. It was all tied up going into the third period, but the Blue Jackets took off and scored three times while shutting their opponents out. Then, they had a rematch on the Canadiens’ rink, but the Blue Jackets won with the same score. The Blue Jackets may be on a roll, but they have a long way to go before they can return to their own rink again. They have three more away matches, but they will then begin a five-game home series, which starts on February 9th when they host the New York Islanders.
1/19/16 - The Columbus Blue Jackets are finally back on their own rink. They managed to win their final away game, against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 13th, and they were able to maintain this momentum by beating out the Colorado Avalanche with a final score of 1-2. Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals proved to be too much and the Blue Jackets lost their short streak. There is just one more home game before they hit the road once again, so be sure to come out and show your support. The Jackets will be hosting the Calgary Flames and you can attend for as little as $8. After that, they are heading to Boston to face the Bruins.
1/12/16 - The Columbus Blue Jackets are definitely not happy with their last place spot in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Despite the dismal standing, the Jackets are coming of a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday evening. It seems they learned something after losing badly to the Isles just the night before and were able to come together as a team with more purpose and focus. They were faster, more accurate and goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 41 key saves to keep their opponents to just one goal. Columbus looks to continue in the right direction this Saturday with a game against Colorado at Nationwide Arena. Starting price for tickets is just $31.
1/5/16 - Bringing up the rear in the Metropolitan Division is a less-than-ideal situation, but for the Columbus Blue Jackets, it helps to highlight the big wins just a little bit more. The squad which opened the 2015-16 NHL season with eight straight losses has won two straight, with both victories coming over division leaders. The Jackets got started on 12/29 with a 6-3 drubbing of the first-place Dallas Stars before taking down the Washington Capitals in a shootout, 5-4. Columbus is looking forward now to a home-and-home series with Carolina, wherein they can pull into a tie with the Hurricanes if they pick up back-to-back W’s. Get your tickets for Nationwide Arena on Saturday night starting at $22!
12/29/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets had a short series of away games, but they were not able to hold their own while away from their own rink. They faced the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Florida Panthers, but they were not able to come away with a victory. The Blue Jackets have now returned to Columbus, and it looks like all they needed was their fans cheering them on. They beat out the Dallas Stars, with an impressive three-point opening period, to bring the final score to 3-6. Two more home games remain before they head out again. Be sure to catch the Jackets when they host the Washington Capitals on January 2nd.
12/23/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets have had it rough this season. With a 13-20 losing record, the Blue Jackets are in last place in the Metropolitan division. The Blue Jackets had a bright spot last week when they won two games in a row against the Arizona Coyotes and Philadelphia Flyers. However, on Monday night the Pittsburgh Penguins took it to the Blue Jackets during their away game. The Blue Jackets were in control during the first period, but that slipped away when the Penguins scored four goals alone in the second period. The Blue jackets left the arena with a 2-5 loss to add to their record. Cheer them on when they play against the Lightning on December 26.
12/15/15 - It’s a tough time to be a fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The sluggish team has won just one game out of their last eight, and that victory is starting to feel like it happened a long time ago. The Blue Jackets most recently fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, blowing the match 1 – 2 in the last period. It will be difficult for Columbus to recover, as they are now on a two-game road trip until this weekend. They’ll need all the support they can get on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, so be sure to be there. Tickets are currently available at prices as low as $21.
12/8/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets are placing goalie Sergaei Bobrovsky on the injured reserve list. He will likely be out for three weeks after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Kings with just five minutes left on the clock. Stepping in for the last stretch was Curtis McElhinney, who made five saves but also allowed two goals, which gave LA the win. Despite the disappointing loss, McElhinney is a good backup and has earned the respect of his team. “We’re very comfortable with him in the net,” Coach John Tortorolla stated. The Blue Jackets will welcome the Islanders to the Nationwide Arena this Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $16.
12/1/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets came off their victory against the Devils on November 25 with another victory, this time in overtime against the Penguins on November 27. The game remained scoreless going into the third period. Then, the Penguins scored during a power play goal. The Blue Jackets did not stay behind for long and tied the game a few minutes later with a goal by Ryan Johansen. Cam Atkinson scored in the overtime period for the win. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep up their winning momentum and lost against the Blues on the 28 and Canadiens on the 1. The Blue Jackets host the Panthers on December 4. You can still get tickets, with prices starting at $13.
11/24/15 - Even though the Columbus Blue Jackets are at the bottom of the standing board in the Metropolitan Division, they have had a pretty successful month compared to the rest of their season. They have won five of their nine games during November and even went on a three-game winning streak. On November 22, the Blue Jackets hit the ice against the San Jose Sharks. All looked to be going in the favor of the Blue Jackets when they started the third period with a 2-1 lead. However, they weren’t able to hold off the Blue Jackets defensively, letting them score four goals late in the third. See if they can recover from the loss when they play the Devils on November 25.
11/17/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets added a third win in a row when they played the Blues on November 17. This win brought them closer to a .500, bringing their overall record to 7-12-0. The Blues scored first in the seventh minute of play, but Cody Goloubef's goal in the 17th minute of the first period tied the game. Two goals by Brandon Saad, one early in the second period and an empty net goal in the final minute of play, ensured the victory. Unfortunately, the Blue Jackets' winning streak was short lived, as they were shut out by the Senators on November 19. The Blue Jackets next host the Predators on the 20. Tickets remain available, with prices staring at $21.
11/10/15 - After a couple close losses, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back to dominating. Most recently, the Blue Jackets earned an impressive 2-5 victory against the Arizona Coyotes on November 14th. This is their second consecutive victory, which brings their season record to 6-12-0. The Blue Jackets will have one more home match, against the St. Louis Blues on November 17th, before hitting the road for a single away match. With the upcoming Blues match, as well as the two home games after the Blue Jackets return, fans have plenty of opportunities to catch their team in action. Get your tickets for their next home game, which start as low as $9, today.
11/3/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets have two wins in a row. On the 3, they beat the Sharks 5-2, thanks to a three goals in the second period. Brandon Saad had a power play goal in the first period, but the Sharks quickly equalized. Scott Hartnell, Boone Jenner, and Ryan Murray scored in the second period to bring them ahead, and Matt Calverty had an empty net goal to ensure the victory. Their win against the Kings was closer, with a final score of 3-2. Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky, and Gregory Cambell scored. The Blue Jackets will look to continue their streak when they play the Ducks on the 6. Tickets remain available, with prices starting at just $9.
10/27/15 - The season is still young in the NHL and a lot can happen, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are going to have a hard time catching up to the pack. They are currently sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division and have only been able to pull off two victories in ten games. The good news is that the two wins have come from their last two games, which means that things could be looking up for the Blue Jackets. See if they can keep up the momentum and continue their winning streak when they take on the Washington Capitals on October 30. Buy your tickets today for $19 each.
10/19/15 - If there is one NHL team that has really taken a beating so far in the 2015-2016 season, it would be the Columbus Blue Jackets. This season has brought nothing but hardship for the Blue Jackets. They have lost all eight of their games and haven’t even come close to pulling out a victory. Their closest shot was against the Minnesota Wild on October 22 in St. Paul. The Blue Jackets scored two very important goals in the first period, but were unable to hold off the Wild for the rest of the game. The Wild left their home turf with a 3-2 win. Get your tickets to watch the Blue Jackets live and possibly see their first win of the season.
10/14/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets 2015 season isn’t something that should be written home about. The Blue Jackets have lost their first four games of the season, which is a first for the Ohio franchise. On October 14 they hit their home turf ice against the Senators and it wasn’t a pretty sight. The Blue Jackets had a tendency to give the puck away and they were unable to ever gain control of the game. Despite all of the turnovers the Blue Jackets incurred, they were able to score three goals. See if they can pull out of their losing slump when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 16. Tickets are available for $20 each.
10/5/15 - With the start of the NHL season just days away, the Columbus Blue Jackets are preparing to host the New York Rangers. In preparation for the official start to the season, the Blue Jackets have trimmed down the roster by assigning several players to their AHL affiliate the Lake Erie Monsters, including Markus Hannikainen, Dean Kukan, and Kerby Rychel. They also waived Andrew Bodnarchuk, Michael Chaput, and Justin Falk, with the purpose to assign them to Lake Erie as well. Josh Anderson will miss the first four weeks of the season after undergoing injury for an injury suffered in a preseason game. Fans still have a chance to get tickets to the season opener for prices starting at $61.
9/15/15 - Playing in the tough Metropolitan Division, the Columbus Blue Jackets assembled a respectable 42-35-5 record in 2014-15. This year, they’ve got their sights on loftier goals, such as a trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the additions of left wings Brandon Saad and Paul Bittner, the Jackets figure to have a new look on offense in the season to come. They’ll still need some big output from defensive standout Ryan Murray if they hope to make real noise in 2015-16, but Columbus is definitely in position for an exciting campaign. Preseason NHL action is underway now, and you can score tickets for Nationwide Arena today! Check out the Penguins vs. Blue Jackets contest on Monday evening with great seats that start at just $11!
4/7/15 - The Columbus Blue Jackets, finally healthy after losing over 400 man-games to injuries this season, had a franchise-record nine game winning streak snapped on Monday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the N.Y. Rangers. During the winning streak, the Jackets got hat tricks in three games over a six-game span.
3/31/15 - They won’t make the playoffs this time around, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are aiming to end an injury-plagued 2014-15 season on a high note. The Jackets are, at the moment, the hottest team not only in the Eastern Conference but the NHL as a whole, riding the wave of a six-game winning streak, as well as nine victories in their last 10 games.
3/24/15 - There have been few positives to point to during the Columbus Blue Jackets’ injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign. But one thing does stand out for the Jackets: Their road record of 20-15-2 is significantly better than their record (13-20-2) on Nationwide Arena ice; while it’s not likely for the Jackets to achieve another team first – that of making the playoffs in consecutive seasons – they are on a three game winning streak.
3/20/15 - Even though the Columbus Blue Jackets overall record isn’t incredibly impressive this season, the amount of shootouts they have one in the month of March is. Facing three shootouts in a matter of eight days and coming out on top on all three is incredible. Their last shootout was against Edmonton on Wednesday, March 18. Columbus started the game off by scoring in the first period on the first shot of the game. This game was anything but boring as the scoring continued throughout. Regulation time ended with a 3-3 score, but the game winner was made by Alexander Wennberg. See what happens next week when the Blue Jackets compete against the Pacific division leader, the Anaheim Ducks, on March 24. Game tickets start at $9.
3/10/15 - The turnover of personnel at the Columbus Blue Jackets has already started. The Jackets sent popular defenseman James Wisniewski to Anaheim last week in exchange for two players and a second-round pick; but, more famously, sent Jordan Leopold to Minnesota – his hometown – after his 11-year-old daughter wrote a letter to the Wild front office (never sent, but posted online by the child’s mom) asking them to trade for her father.
3/3/15 - A repeat of last season’s visit to the playoffs is looking increasingly unlikely for the Columbus Blue Jackets this year. The Jackets have lost their last six in a row, and are now just a point ahead of Carolina in the Metropolitan Division with 20 games left in the season.
2/25/15 - After stringing together a pair of wins last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets found themselves losing three straight, the first two of which wrapped up a five game road trip over the weekend. The Jackets currently stand in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division, three points behind New Jersey but five points ahead of Carolina.
2/18/15 - As the replacement for Sergei Bobrovsky, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Curtis McIlhinney has faced a barrage of shots from his opposition. Fortunately for the Jackets, McIlhinney has been up to the task, allowing seven goals in Columbus’ four wins this month.
2/4/15 - With the loss of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for essentially the rest of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves falling further behind. The Jackets have lost three of their last four coming out of the All-Star break, the lone win coming in their first game back.
1/21/15 - he Columbus Blue Jackets have spent much of the first month of 2015 on the road. Interestingly, the Jackets have won four of those six games including their last two, in Boston and St. Paul, Minn.
1/14/15 - After climbing back into relevance last month, the Columbus Blue Jackets have faltered a bit. With two wins against three losses in their last five games, the Jackets have given up some ground to the Metropolitan Division leaders.
1/7/15 - There’s a distinct divide between the top four and bottom four clubs in the Metropolitan Division. But, the Columbus Blue Jackets have made great strides in picking up ground and are just seven points out of fourth place.
12/23/14 - This time they didn’t need overtime or a shootout. In falling 5-1 to Nashville last Monday at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets broke a string of six games – and seven of eight – which required more than regulation time to complete.
12/17/14 - It’s funny what a seven-game winning streak will do for a team’s outlook. Just ask the Columbus Blue Jackets, who have revived their fortunes with just such a streak, the longest at this moment in the league, and moved into a fifth place tie with Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division.
12/10/14 - Well, well, well – look who’s got the longest winning streak in the Eastern Conference at the moment. The Columbus Blue Jackets seem to have picked themselves up off the ice and, with a win streak of four games, have pulled out of dead last place in the Metropolitan Division and are just a point behind Philadelphia for sixth place.
12/3/14 - The injury news to key players just keeps coming for the beleaguered Columbus Blue Jackets. First, center Artem Anisimov was placed on injured reserve after tearing a muscle which will keep him out two to three months; followed by the news that center Mark Letestu would be out another six weeks after surgery.
11/19/14 - Despite their typical early-season struggles, the Columbus Blue Jackets can still say they have one of the top goaltenders in the league, in Sergei Bobrovsky. “Bob,” as locals call him, was recently rated the No. 5 netminder in the league by ESPN.
11/12/14 - Chalk it up to a ton of injuries; to soft goaltending, or to something else – but the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team expected to be a contender this year, have fallen way off the pace. The Jackets, currently the owner of the second-worst record in the league, are missing several key cogs responsible for their drive last season; and former Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky is allowing nearly three goals per game average.
10/28/14 - As with many of the hockey teams, the Columbus Blue Jackets are facing a slew of injured players. With just nine games into the season, their record is 4-5-0, placing them 7th in the Metropolitan Division. However, they do have a reputation for being a hard-working team that overcomes this adversity. Currently, they have lost their last three games, the most recent against the Ottawa Senators, but they have high hopes going into their weekend game against the New Jersey Devils. After the Devils, they have two consecutive games against the Carolina Hurricanes, one at home and then one away. The Blue Jackets want to show their fans they can be successful and play the game the way they want to win and have fun.
After last year’s monumental run into the postseason, the inspired Columbus Blue Jackets are eager to tackle the upcoming 2014-2015 as true contenders and not just a Cinderella Team. The tenacious Blue Jackets surprised the NHL with their first playoff appearance in six years, and their second in club history, thanks to a rough-and-tumble band of players who refused to go down without a fight. This showed in the first round of playoffs, when the Pittsburgh Penguins were forced to six games in order to eliminate the Blue Jackets.
Columbus must pummel the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals this season if they intend on running with the NHL's elite. The Ohio club made moves over summer to bolster their offense and achieve this, with the acquisition of Scott Hartnell (in exchange for RJ Umberger). See this stouthearted team return to the ice in their attempt at a second consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff for the first time in club history.
Score Columbus Blue Jackets tickets today for their season opener against the reigning Eastern Conference kings, the New York Rangers, on Oct. 11. The Blue Jackets can prove last season was no fluke when they travel to Los Angeles for a battle agains the defending Stanley Cup Champion Kings on Oct. 26. Add fuel to the budding Blue Jackets-Red Wings rivalry on Dec. 16 when Columbus visits Detroit. The Blue Jackets will seek revenge over the Pens, who ousted them in the 2014 playoffs, on Dec. 13 at Nationwide Arena. See RJ Umberger for the first time of the season, and witness Scott Hartnell’s homecoming when Columbus visits the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 14.
5/2/14 - In the end, even though the end came a couple rounds too soon, it was an historic, record-setting season all the way around for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team which has historically struggled for success on the ice. Despite being knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by Pittsburgh, the Jackets set franchise marks for wins in a season (43), points (93), and goal differential (+15); the squad qualified for the postseason for just their second time in history, and notched not just their first postseason win (Game 2, in Pittsburgh), but their first home postseason win as well, in Game 4. While the Jackets did struggle to fill Nationwide Arena during the regular season, it was clear that, with some sustained success (so far one strike-shortened and one full season) that there is a market for hockey in central Ohio, and a “5th Line” of fans who stand ready to “Carry the Flag” and support the team.
4/17/14 - This wasn’t exactly how the script was supposed to go. The Columbus Blue Jackets, in just their second trip to the NHL postseason, definitely made their presence on the ice known to the Pittsburgh Penguins; and some commentators noted that, at least through the first two periods, the young Jackets had the Penguins showing their age. But in the end, age and experience won out over youth and exuberance, and Pittsburgh took a 1-0 series lead on the Jackets, 4-3, thanks to a pair of power-play goals in the second period. Those two goals gave the momentum back to the Pens, after Derek MacKenzie put the Jackets up 3-1 less than a minute into the second period; the pair of scores occurring just 45 seconds apart. Then at 8:18 in the third, at the tail end of a 2-on-1 rush, Brandon Sutter sent home the game-winner for Pittsburgh on a wrist shot which handcuffed Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. With the Blue Jackets still looking for their first postseason victory, Game 2 of the series is Saturday night in Pittsburgh, while Games 3 and 4 head to Nationwide Arena in Columbus next week.
4/4/14 - Win one, lose one…with just seven games left, the Columbus Blue Jackets must find the consistency they had before the Olympic break to solidify their hold on their second playoff berth in team history. Over their last five games, the Jackets have alternated wins and losses; dropping one on the road to the New York Islanders, then falling at home to potential postseason opponent Pittsburgh, and then losing in overtime to one of the Western Conference’s contenders, Colorado. In between these losses, the Jackets collected a big home win over Detroit, and then headed to Raleigh to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime. Against the Avs, the Jackets pulled out to a lead in the second period on goals by Cam Atkinson (his 20th) and Blake Comeau (his 4th), but Colorado would get two goals of their own in the third period, and then the game-winner from Gabriel Landeskog on a power play in overtime.
3/27/14 - A year ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets, in what would be their final year to date in the NHL’s Western Conference, just missed out on the Stanley Cup playoffs, losing on a tiebreaker to Minnesota. This year, it’s a different conference – the Eastern – and a different story: These Jackets, even though they are currently tied on points with three other East squads (Detroit, Washington and badly slumping Toronto), hold all the tiebreakers should they be necessary. It also didn’t hurt that the Blue Jackets went into Hockeytown USA and handed the Red Wings a 4-2 loss earlier this week, vaulting them back into the thick of the race. It is looking more and more that this playoff race will come down to the last day of the season!
3/20/14 - With just 14 games to go in the regular season, fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets are sweatin’ it out. The Jackets, currently eighth – the second wild card slot – in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, are amazingly enough taking aim at second place in the realigned Metropolitan Division, just two points behind the third place New York Rangers and three back of current second place Philadelphia. However, the Jackets dropped a tough one at Nationwide Arena earlier in the week, as visiting Carolina – and goaltender Anton Khudobin, who made 46 saves on the night for the Canes – prevailed, 3-1. Columbus outshot Carolina 47-20 – 19-0 in the third period alone – but could get just the lone goal from Boone Jenner, his 13th on the season, assisted by Ryan Johansen and Nathan Horton.
3/13/14 - Every win puts them one game and two points closer to the Holy Grail: a berth in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Having been aced out of last year’s postseason by unfavorable tiebreakers, the Jackets are relishing the opportunity, which would be just the team’s second ever taste of the playoffs, the first being a short lived run after the 2008-09 season. After their game with Dallas was postponed due to the collapse of Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley, the Jackets showed that the experience was behind them, handing the Detroit Red Wings a convincing, come from behind 4-1 loss at Nationwide Arena. With the score tied at 1 after two periods, the Blue Jackets simply unloaded on Wings rookie netminder Petr Mrazek, exploding for two goals within a minute;s time halfway through the third period, and a fourth goal five minutes later.
3/7/14 - Just a week after reactivating him, the Columbus Blue Jackets unloaded right wing Marian Gaborik, sending him to the Los Angeles Kings for wing Matt Frattin and a pair of draft picks – a second rounder and a conditional third rounder. Gaborik, who was a deadline acquisition by the Blue Jackets for last season’s abortive playoff push, had only appeared in 22 games this season, scoring just six goals. The Blue Jackets were involved in one other trade deadline deal this week, picking up defenseman Nick Schultz from Edmonton for a fifth round draft pick. The Jackets are pushing hard for just their second ever playoff appearance; after losing their first game after the Olympic break to New Jersey, they’ve won two straight to move into a seventh place tie with the New York Rangers.
2/28/14 - Without even playing a game since the post-Olympic Games resumption of the National Hockey League’s regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets received good news this week with the activation of right wing Marian Gaborik off the injured list. Gaborik, acquired at last season’s league trading deadline, had been inactive since suffering a broken collarbone against Philadelphia on December 21, missing 22 games plus representing his home country of Slovakia in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. As well, Russian national team – and CBJ – goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has to be happy to be back in Columbus, after a disappointing showing at the Sochi Games.
2/21/14 - Columbus, OH has had no shortage of hockey during the Olympic break. The Blue Jackets sent one coach and four of their players to Sochi (Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov, Nikita Nikitin and Sergei Bobrovsky) to represent Russia in men's hockey, and will welcome them back for practice this weekend. Before the break, the Blue Jackets were on a roll: achieving a franchise record 8-straight games due to increased intensity during power play. Columbus currently sits one point away from securing that final wildcard spot in the East. Can they make a playoff run for the second time in team history? Columbus takes on the Florida Panthers at home on 3/1, and tickets start at $43. Score some Blue Jackets tickets and see if this team has what it takes to compete in the postseason!
1/30/14 – Before the Jackets recently lost three in a row, they were one of the hottest teams in the NHL winning a franchise best seven games in a row. While the team remains above .500, the Jackets will make some changes including adjusting their lines. Cheer on the team as they try to make the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2009. Columbus Blue Jackets tickets saw the biggest bump in price for remaining home game since the start of 2014 (22%). You’ll pay an average of $117 at Nationwide Arena, $13 under the league’s average price.
Columbus Blue Jackets tickets are currently averaging $78, fourth cheapest in the League and second cheapest in the Metropolitan Division behind Carolina Hurricanes tickets. Last year at this time, Blue Jackets tickets had a similar price tag at $85. Like most teams, interest in the Blue Jackets fell and so too did ticket prices with the NHL lockout last year, 16% to be exact to $71. By the start of the 2013 shortened season, Blue Jackets tickets averaged $73. While the price was lower than it had been six months prior, Columbus hockey tickets were up 14% since the 2011-2012 season.
The slight increase in price from last season to now is likely due to the quality of play (the Blue Jackets just missed the 2013 NHL Playoffs via a tiebreaker with the Minnesota Wild) and marquee Divisional matchups. The most expensive game on the Blue Jackets schedule at Nationwide Arena is a late-March matchup Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, averaging $152. In fact, the three most expensive games in Columbus will be against the Penguins – averaging $135 in November and $128 at the end of the calendar year. Columbus will open the preseason at home against the Penguins where tickets are as low as $13 and average $69, half the cost of the top 3 regular season Blue Jackets games.
The Penguins along with the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals make up the new Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference. A must-see NHL game in the Division: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers, the return of Rick Nash. Like the Detroit Red Wings, the Blue Jackets made the jump from the West to the East after the NHL realignment this year.
Recent changes to the Blue Jackets roster include the additions of defenseman David Savard, Mario Gaborik from the New York Rangers, last year’s Vezina trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky and former Boston Bruin Nathan Horton.