The Columbus Blue Jackets are 14-5-4 through their first 23 games. The team is officially the surprise of the National Hockey League. Here's why.
There have been several individuals who've made the Jackets a formidable opponent on a night-to-night basis.
Starting with the improved players:
Nick Foligno Rising
The Columbus Blue Jackets fired a franchise-record 60 shots on goal, but only lit the lamp twice before finally finding a way to get past the Arizona Coyotes in a shootout by a final score of 3-2.
Arizona goaltender Mike Smith's 58 saves wasn't enough to
The Columbus Blue Jackets (13-5-4) finish their short two-game road trip with a meeting against the Arizona Coyotes (8-11-3) this evening. The game will start shortly after 8:00 PM ET.
Here are some useful facts regarding the two teams going head to head tonight:
The Columbus Blue Jackets looked in trouble after giving up two goals to the Colorado Avalanche in the ladder half of the second period, but were able to regain the lead and come away victorious by a final score of 3-2.
Brandon Dubinsky battled on the
The Colorado Avalanche (9-11-1) will host the Columbus Blue Jackets (12-5-4) at the Pepsi Center tonight with the puck drop scheduled for shortly after 9:00 PM ET.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off an impressive 5-1 victory at home over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a final score of 5-1 in front of their home crowd at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets looked like a force to be reckoned with on their home ice once again tonight.
Tampa Bay came into Columbus
The Columbus Blue Jackets (11-5-4) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (13-9-1) this evening at Nationwide Arena before heading west for the remainder of the week.
The Blue Jackets will face a Lightning squad that's looking to find a spark this evening. Tampa Bay lost to the
The Columbus Blue Jackets weren't able to complete the two-game sweep in the state of Florida, but grabbed three out of four possible points in two evenings. Ending tonight with a 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers in a shootout.
The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't get
The Columbus Blue Jackets (11-5-3) are playing back-t0-back nights in the state of Florida. Last night they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-3 and tonight they'll be seeking another win when they face the Florida Panthers (10-9-1).
After scoring a combined two
The Columbus Blue Jackets were lit (as they say) to start the game on Friday night; scoring two goals before the Tampa Bay Lightning even got a shot on goal.
After a tough start to the week, both critics and fans alike wondered if the Jackets