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March 19, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Columbus Destroyers' defense forced four Soul turnovers in a 53-20 rout in front of 12,807 fans at Nationwide Arena in the Arena Football League last night. The 20 points allowed by the Destroyers' defense were the second fewest in franchise history and the fewest since the team moved to Columbus in 2004. The fewest came Feb. 9, 2003, when the Destroyers topped Carolina, 44-16. Destroyers quarterback John Kaleo was sharp, connecting on 26 of 34 attempts for 302 yards and five touchdown passes.
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April 4, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Soul earned a franchise-record third straight victory yesterday, downing the Columbus Destroyers, 62-45, at Nationwide Arena in the Arena Football League. The Soul (5-5) tied a team record with four sacks and forced five turnovers. They also had six tackles for losses in beating the Destroyers (1-8) for the third time in team history. Soul quarterback Tony Graziani completed 20 of 29 pass attempts for 261 yards and seven touchdowns. He was not intercepted. Graziani has thrown 23 touchdown passes with no interceptions during the Soul's winning streak.
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March 11, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WILL NERLENS NOEL play for the Sixers this season? If so, when? Noel, who underwent surgery on his left knee in March of last year, may have provided an answer to those questions yesterday when he tweeted the date "4-4-14. " The Sixers play at Boston on that Friday night and Noel is from Malden, Mass., 5 miles northwest of Beantown, so it's conceivable that the tweet referred to his return date. Of course, it could also be Noel's prediction for the next time the hapless Sixers win a game.
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April 23, 2007
Soul at Columbus Destroyers Records: Soul 4-2; Columbus 3-3 When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: Nationwide Arena Line: Columbus by 2. Over/under: 104. TV: ESPN2. Radio: WPEN (950-AM). All-time series: The teams have split six meetings, but the Destroyers have won the last three. What's at stake: The Soul has lost its last two and could use a win in a big way. A win for Columbus would push it past the Soul and into second place in the AFL East. About the Soul: Defensive lineman Jason Davis tore a knee last week and is out for the season.
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October 23, 2010
Bourque's hat trick helps Flames beat Blue Jackets Rene Bourque scored three goals and added an assist and Henrik Karlsson stopped 20 shots in his NHL debut to lead the visiting Calgary Flames past the Columbus Blue Jackets , 6-2, Friday. It was Bourque's second career hat trick. Columbus was mauled for the second time in three home games. Furthermore, two nights after drawing a franchise-worst crowd of 9,802, the Blue Jackets drew 10,784 at Nationwide Arena. Daniel Alfredsson had his eighth career hat trick and reached 1,000 NHL points, and Brian Elliott made 34 saves in the visiting Ottawa Senators ' 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres . Steven Stamkos scored three goals for his second NHL hat trick, and Vincent Lecavalier added a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Atlanta Thrashers , 5-2, in Georgia.
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April 22, 2008 | By Dave O'Neil FOR THE INQUIRER
Familiarity bred more success for Matt D'Orazio. The Soul's substitute quarterback, the league's top-rated passer, returned to the city where he played his college and high school football and did not disappoint the throng of family and friends in attendance last night at Nationwide Arena. D'Orazio, who fills in on a sports talk-radio show in Columbus in the off-season, relieved Tony Graziani and threw five touchdown passes to lead the Soul to a 76-55 win over the Columbus Destroyers.
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March 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Players from both teams wore heart-shaped stickers on the backs of their helmets that bore Brittanie Cecil's initials. The flags outside the arena were at half-staff. Before Columbus' game against visiting Detroit last night, there was a moment of silence for Brittanie, the 13-year-old girl who died after being hit by a puck during the Blue Jackets' previous home game. "It's on lots of people's minds," Blue Jackets president and general manager Doug MacLean said. "I got an e-mail from Scotland, where they're having a moment of silence at a hockey game.
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May 12, 2012
Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 14 rebounds, hitting a jumper to give Boston the lead with 31 seconds left in Game 6 on Thursday night, as the host Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks, 83-80. Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year. The Celtics will play the 76ers on Saturday. Paul Pierce had 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Boston despite playing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.   Clippers seek to close The stubborn Memphis Grizzlies aren't the only obstacles in the Los Angeles Clippers' path to closing out a rare playoff series victory.
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January 24, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Every day following a game, Sergei Bobrovsky and Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark sit down for a video review. One part of each lesson includes a new vocabulary word to further Bobrovsky's grasp of the English language. The latest "word of the day" was "distort. " "I always try to find a unique word to use in that review," Clark said. "I'm his coach, but I guess I'm also his English tutor. " Walk into the Blue Jackets' dressing room - past the elaborate brick entrance that matches the homey theme of Nationwide Arena in cozy Columbus - and you will find a much different Bobrovsky than the one who abruptly left Philadelphia two summers ago in a trade.
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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 - 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 Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Flyers are showing a funny way of trying to sneak closer in the playoff race. For the second straight game, they picked up a point but blew a third-period lead and lost on the road. This time, they coughed up a 3-1 advantage en route to a 4-3 overtime defeat to Columbus at Nationwide Arena on Friday night. Artem Anisimov's first goal in 21 games, scored on a rebound, gave Columbus the win with 2 minutes, 43 seconds left in overtime.  The Flyers had dropped a 2-1 overtime decision in Montreal on Tuesday.
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January 27, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Jake Voracek skated to the left and shot right, fooling Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, but barely raised his stick to celebrate. The 18,901 once-excited fans more or less yawned, unsure whether to clap or cry for the 16th tally in a 29-goal bonanza that may well have as many points as Sunday's Super Bowl provides. The 60th NHL All-Star Game was played with as much intensity as an afternoon nap, as much physicality as badminton and maybe as much interest as Disney on Ice. Even a mock post-whistle scrum around the net ended with smiles and hugs.
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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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March 11, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WILL NERLENS NOEL play for the Sixers this season? If so, when? Noel, who underwent surgery on his left knee in March of last year, may have provided an answer to those questions yesterday when he tweeted the date "4-4-14. " The Sixers play at Boston on that Friday night and Noel is from Malden, Mass., 5 miles northwest of Beantown, so it's conceivable that the tweet referred to his return date. Of course, it could also be Noel's prediction for the next time the hapless Sixers win a game.
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January 24, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - Every day following a game, Sergei Bobrovsky and Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark sit down for a video review. One part of each lesson includes a new vocabulary word to further Bobrovsky's grasp of the English language. The latest "word of the day" was "distort. " "I always try to find a unique word to use in that review," Clark said. "I'm his coach, but I guess I'm also his English tutor. " Walk into the Blue Jackets' dressing room - past the elaborate brick entrance that matches the homey theme of Nationwide Arena in cozy Columbus - and you will find a much different Bobrovsky than the one who abruptly left Philadelphia two summers ago in a trade.
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January 24, 2014 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS - One of the unique features of Nationwide Arena is a handcrafted, 1,564-pound Civil War-era cannon that rests on the concourse. The Blue Jackets, after all, are named after Ohio's Civil War history. Union Army Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was one of five Ohio-born officers to serve as president of the United States. The replica 1857 Napoleon cannon is filled with 8 inches of black powder for charge and fired after every Blue Jackets goal, scaring the uninitiated every time.
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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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