For the sixth time in the past seven seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets did not make the playoffs. They might have had a disappointing season, but they have their sites set on a better 2016-2017. There have been a few changes to the roster, with Rene Bourque, Jared Boll, Fedor Tyutin, Justin Falk and Kerby Rychel heading out. There have also been some changes on the coaching level, with assistant coach Craig Hartsburg being replaced by Brad Shaw. New players this year include Sam Gagner, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Scott Harrington. Hopefully, these changes and more during the offseason will lead to a stronger start to the season. Don't miss out on catching the team in action with tickets from Razorgator.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are on a row after winning their last four games in a row. The latest victory was against the Devils on March 19. The Blue Jackets dominated from the beginning, with Lukas Sedlak scoring an unassisted goal six minutes in, and Boone Jenner scoring a few minutes later. The Devils scored one goal by the end of the first period, but Brandon Dubinsky and Jenner each had unassisted goals to secure the 4-1 win. With the victory, the Blue Jackets secure their playoff berch. The Blue Jackets next host the Maple Leafs on March 22, and then they head to Washington to play the Capitals before heading home to host the Flyers and the Sabres on the 25 and 28 respectively.
The Columbus Blue Jackets might be in third place of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference, but that doesn’t mean the team is out of the running for a spot in the NHL playoffs or even at a division title. With a mark of 44-18-6, Columbus has been one of the top teams in the league all year.
The Blue Jackets had a total of 94 points as of March 15, just three points behind first-place Washington. The Metropolitan Division is the most competitive in the NHL, with four teams boasting at least 90 points. No other division has two such teams, and the Atlantic Division has none.
In what has been an excellent season, the Columbus Blue Jackets entered its Feb. 9 game against Vancouver boasting the third-best record in the NHL. Unfortunately, one of those two teams with better records is Washington, which has seven more points than Columbus in the Metropolitan Division.
Columbus had a barn-burner Feb. 7 at Detroit when it pulled out a 3-2 win in overtime. The victory put the Blue Jackets’ record at 34-13-5. Seth Jones scored the winning goal in the extra period to give Columbus the much-needed victory. The win stopped a two-game losing streak and four losses in five games for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets host the New York Rangers Feb. 13. Tickets start at $19.
The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Hurricanes on January 17. The Hurricanes scored first, but the Blue Jackets got two goals within the same minute of play when Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored to close the first period ahead 2-1. Dubinsky got another one in the second period, and Lukas Sedlak also scored during this period. The Blue Jackets held off the Hurricanes and won 4-1. However, they were unable to maintain the momentum and fell 2-0 to the Senators on January 19. The Blue Jackets host the Hurricanes on January 21 and then head on the road to play the Senators, Islanders and Predators on the 22, 24 and 26 respectively. Get your tickets now, with prices starting at $100.
Can anyone stop the Columbus Blue Jackets? It sure does not seem like it! Even the mighty Boston Bruins and Minnesota Wild were no matches for the Jackets in recent games. Columbus started 2017 off just as strong, hosting their first game of the year against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Blue Jackets took the early lead 1-0 in the first period and proceeded to seize the victory with a 3-1 result. Now, they will head to Washington D.C. for a clash with the Capitols before retuning home on Saturday, January 7 to host the New York Rangers. Tickets are currently on sale and available for $185 and up.
Things are going extremely well for the Columbus Blue Jackets right now. They have won their last ten games in a row, which makes for the longest winning streak in Columbus history. On Tuesday night, the Blue Jackets faced off against the Los Angeles Kings. During the game, Curtis McElhinney the backup goalie for the Blue Jackets, made 44 saves against the Kings, which boosted the team past the Kings. This was one of his best games of his career, especially since two of those saves occurred during the shootout. See if the Blue Jackets can keep up the winning streak when you purchase your tickets for their game against the Boston Bruins on December 27. Tickets start at $63.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking red hot on the ice lately, having won their last four games. They put an exclamation point on their record with last night’s sweep of the Arizona Coyotes. Columbus beat them in a shootout last Saturday in Phoenix, winning that game 3-2. Then, on Monday night, they hosted the Arizona team and beat them again with an impressive 4-1 victory. This week, the blue Jackets will head to Detroit for a match with the Red Wings before retuning home on Saturday, December 10 to host the New York Islanders. Tickets to that event are on sale and available for prices as low as $33.
The Columbus Blue Jackets saw their four game winning streak ended when they lost in overtime against the Avalanche on November 21. Cam Atkinson scored in the first period to get the Blue Jackets on the board first. Atkinson scored again to tie the game late in the third and send it to overtime. However, the Blue Jackets were unable to score and lost the game. Then, they were shut out by the Flames and lost 2-0 on the 23. The Blue Jackets will look to get back their winning momentum when they head to Tampa Bay to play the Lightning on the 25 and then stay in Florida to play the Panthers the next night. You still have a chance to get tickets for prices starting at $24.
It was all shades of blue as the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the St. Louis Blues on November 5. Unfortunately for Columbus fans, theirs was the team that left feeling blue when all was said and done. After scoring in the second period to take a 1-0 lead, the Blue Jackets let St. Louis tie the game at a goal apiece in the third period and then the Blues secured the victory when Vladimir Tarasenko scored in overtime. The Blue Jackets will try to rebound when the Washington Capitals come to pay Columbus a visit on November 15. Tickets for that game are available starting as low as $12.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played hard against the Los Angeles Kings on October 25, but the effort wasn’t quite enough to keep LA from claiming victory. After holding on to the lead through much of the third period, Columbus let Drew Doughty of the Kings tie the game with just over five minutes left to play. Los Angeles then managed to score again early in the overtime period and seal the deal. The Blue Jackets are still looking to string together victories in the early going, and a lengthy home stand in early November might help. Columbus plays host to the Montreal Canadiens on November 4, and tickets for that game start as low as $20.
It's time for the start of the NHL 2016-2017 season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are ready. They start the season ranked second in the Metropolitan Division and will face the Bruins at home in the first game. In their last preseason game, the Blue Jackets beat the Penguins 5-3. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice in the first period to get the Blue Jackets ahead. Then, the Penguins scored twice early in the second to equalize. The Blue Jackets scored two more to get back ahead. In the final period, both teams scored, but the Blue Jackets retained their lead. There is still time to get your tickets to the Bruins game and all other this season. Prices start at $24.
Like the rest of the NHL teams, the Columbus Blue Jackets have spend this offseason getting ready for the 2016-2017 season. They might have missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, but they have yet to make drastic changes to their roster. The team has signed center Sam Gagner with a one-year contract. He is a talented player who has nine years of experience in the NHL. They have brought in two addition to their coaching staff as well: Brad Shaw as an assistant and Nelson Ayotte as high performance director, a new position. The team heads to training camp soon. Their first preseason game is on September 25 in St. Louis. You can get tickets for $8 and up.