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January 3, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 9, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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February 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 23, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 16, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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October 29, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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April 5, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 5, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 16, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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March 12, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
R.J. UMBERGER ran his fingers through his hair and sighed. After he had struggled through 67 games this season, coach Craig Berube's patience ran out. He was a healthy scratch last night for the first time this season. That it's been a tough year is an understatement, Umberger saying he's been bothered "more than anyone knows. " Umberger, 32, has nine goals and six assists for a career-worst 15 points. He collected more points than that (18) in a subpar, 48-game, lockout-shortened season in 2012-13.
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February 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 19, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
VINNY LECAVALIER hunched over and put his stick over his knees, slowly making his way to the bench with 19,082 groaning at his egregious turnover, which ended up in the back of the net. Roger Neilson would've had a field day with the Zapruder-like video. A brilliant save by Ray Emery landed on Lecavalier's stick on the half-wall, moving up the ice. Lecavalier shoveled the puck on his backhand, thinking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was curling toward him. He never even lifted his head.
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February 15, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Barely 4 minutes had elapsed since the Civil War-replica cannon exploded, signaling an overtime win for the Blue Jackets. Claude Giroux was already out of his equipment. He angrily threw his sneakers at a stationary bike in the hallway before beginning his postgame exercise routine. For the second game in a row, the Flyers threw away a valuable point, coughing up a lead with under 10 minutes to play. On Tuesday night, it was Montreal. Last night, the Flyers blew a two-goal lead in the final 8:38 before Artem Anisimov poked in a rebound in overtime to hand them a 4-3 defeat at Nationwide Arena.
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February 15, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Technically, it was his 1,001st NHL game - but the Blue Jackets waited until last night to officially honor Scott Hartnell for hitting the millennium milestone against his former team. Before the game, Hartnell was presented with a silver stick, a Tiffany crystal, a shiny watch from his teammates and a commemorative painting depicting the three stops in his career: Nashville, Philadelphia and Columbus. His parents, Bill and Joy, joined him on the ice from Lloydminster, Alberta.
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December 11, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Both times the Flyers played the Blue Jackets in Columbus last season, Ray Emery got the start in net for Philadelphia. The teams didn't meet at all during the locket-shortened 2012-13 campaign. So it wasn't until last night, 20 months after he was dealt to the orange and black, when Steve Mason made his first start at Nationwide Arena as an opponent. It was in Columbus where he began his NHL career, where he helped the franchise to its first playoff berth and won the Calder Trophy, and where he fell out of favor over the three seasons that followed.
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December 11, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Less than a minute on the game clock separated the Flyers from another loss devoid of consistent offensive production. Worse yet for the orange and black, if the score through 59 minutes had stood, the decisive goal would have belonged to former Flyer Scott Hartnell. But with 55.3 seconds left, the puck squirted through the pads of Sergei Bobrovsky. Brayden Schenn was rewarded his second goal of the evening. The Flyers ensured themselves that they would steal at least a point.
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December 10, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers rookie Scott Laughton is a different player than the skinny 18-year-old center who made a brief NHL stop two years ago. He's bigger, more confident, more comfortable with his surroundings. And based on the way coach Craig Berube talks about him, he may be here to stay. "I like the way he's competed," Berube said the other day. "He has a heavy stick and he's done some good things. " When the Flyers finish an 11-day, five-game road trip in Columbus on Tuesday night, the 6-foot-1, 177-pound Laughton will play in his 11th game since being recalled from Lehigh Valley on Nov. 18. "I'm feeling better every game," said Laughton, the Flyers' first-round pick (20th overall)
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December 9, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - There are two ways to look at the Flyers' 2-1 win in Los Angeles Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. The glass-is-half-full theory: The Flyers played with grit - blocking 22 shots to the Kings' three - and got great play from goalie Steve Mason and their penalty killers, ending a nine-game road losing streak that could launch their playoff drive. The glass-is-half-empty theory: The Flyers are far from out of their rut. The Kings had a huge territorial advantage and dominated over most of the last 40 minutes, outshooting the Flyers, 31-9, in the last two periods, and the visitors won only because Mason stole two points.
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