January 3, 2004 |
Marc Denis made sure Gerard Gallant's coaching debut was a success. Denis made 37 saves to help Columbus beat host Tampa Bay yesterday, 2-0, in Gallant's first game as the Blue Jackets' interim head coach. "From 11 o'clock yesterday morning until before the puck dropped, I was nervous," Gallant said. "I was butterflied and I was a little scared. It was really good to get the puck dropped and get the game going because that's what I enjoy most about hockey is the game itself and it went real well.
December 9, 2000 |
The puck bounced Geoff Sanderson's way. Sanderson scored with 8.6 seconds left to give Columbus its first overtime victory as the expansion Blue Jackets beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-2, last night. "Their defense was a little nervous to step up there because the puck was kind of bouncing," Sanderson said after his team-leading ninth goal. "They ended up backing off. " Steve Heinze was streaking down the middle and cut to the corner as Sanderson swooped in from the left wing and cut across the slot.
February 19, 2015 |
For the Flyers, the Great Playoff Push was stalled Tuesday night by an old nemesis, Columbus. Despite getting outshot by 44-25, Columbus ended the Flyers' nine-game points streak with a 5-2 win at the Wells Fargo Center. It was the Flyers' first regulation loss since Jan. 9 against the New York Islanders. Columbus, which won four of five games against the Flyers this season, took a 3-2 lead midway through the third period when Matt Calvert finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play after a Vinny Lecavalier turnover.
December 23, 2013 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It took the Flyers nearly three months to climb over the .500 mark. It took them two nights to get knocked from their "perch. " Columbus, rebounding from its late-game collapse two nights earlier at the Wells Fargo Center, scored a pair of third-period goals 2 minutes, 3 seconds apart Saturday night, snapping a 2-2 tie en route to a 6-3 victory over the Flyers at Nationwide Arena. David Savard sent a point drive past screened goalie Ray Emery with 16:24 left in regulation to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 lead.
December 16, 2009 |
Expectations have changed since the Minnesota Wild's 1-6 start. Instead of being excited following Marek Zidlicky's winning goal in a 2-1 victory over visiting Columbus last night, the Wild were relieved. They were glad for the win, but were disappointed by two lackluster periods following a flurry of chances in the first. "I don't think too many guys are happy with the way we played," Wild coach Todd Richards said. "We're happy we won, but I'm leaving the rink tonight not feeling great.
October 29, 2005 |
Trevor Letowski has changed his opinion about shootouts. Letowski scored in the fifth sudden-death shootout round - the NHL's longest tiebreaker this season - to give Martin Prusek and host Columbus a 2-1 victory over Minnesota last night. "I'm a pretty big fan of them now," Letowski said with a big grin. "I had the goose bumps going. To be out there all by yourself, when all eyes are on you, is quite a feeling. It's pretty exciting. It's nice to shoot when you have a chance to win it. " Adam Foote scored in the final minute of regulation to force overtime - his second pivotal, late goal in as many games.
April 5, 2014 |
After he was named the game's second star Thursday night, former Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky skated onto the Wells Fargo Center ice, waved his stick to the fans, and saluted them by clapping his hands and pointing. "I appreciate this organization and the fans - it was a huge two years here for me," Bobrovsky said after leading close-checking Columbus to a critical 2-0 win over the Flyers. "I wanted to thank them. " Since the Flyers sent him to Columbus two seasons ago, Bobrovsky has won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie and starred for Russia in this year's Olympics.
November 5, 2011 |
In a roundabout way, Flyers winger Jakub Voracek had two words for his former team after Thursday's practice in Voorhees: Goodbye, Columbus. Voracek, chastised by his Columbus coach last season, will face his former teammates when the Flyers (7-4-2) meet the struggling Blue Jackets (2-10-1) Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Last summer, Voracek, 22, and a first-round draft pick - it turned out to be Sean Couturier - were acquired in the blockbuster deal that sent high-scoring center Jeff Carter to the Blue Jackets.
November 16, 2014 |
Columbus left winger Scott Hartnell returned to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night, and he and his teammates interrupted the good mojo the Flyers had built recently in his old home. Blue Jackets 4, Flyers 3. To borrow a Richie Ashburn-ism: "Hard to believe, Harry. " Columbus was missing eight regulars - including goalie Sergei Bobrovsky - and had entered the night on a franchise-record-tying nine-game losing skid. But Nick Foligno and James Wisniewski each scored a pair of goals, and Ryan Johansen had four assists as Columbus snapped the Flyers' three-game winning streak.
October 22, 2007 |
The way Ryan Kesler figures it, sometimes you lose when you shouldn't and then you turn around and steal a win. The former Ohio State star returned home to score two goals, and goalie Curtis Sanford made 35 saves in his first start of the season as Vancouver beat host Columbus last night, 4-1. "We should have won the game 2 nights ago," Kesler said of a 4-2 home loss to Los Angeles. "I don't think we should have won this game tonight the way we played. It's a funny game that way. They didn't capitalize on some of their opportunities in the second and we capitalized on our few. That was the outcome.