November 14, 2006 |
Gerard Gallant was fired as the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, less than 24 hours after the team dropped into last place in its division. No replacement for Gallant was announced. Columbus next plays at home Wednesday night against Nashville. Gallant, 43, had a record of 56-76-10 in one full season and parts of two others with the Blue Jackets. They fell to 5-9-1 this season after Sunday night's 1-0 loss at Chicago.
March 8, 2007 |
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a little talk in the dressing room before coming out for the third period. What Coach Ken Hitchcock said must have left an impression. David Vyborny scored twice -- including a goal with 21.4 seconds left in overtime -- to rally the Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the Kings on Wednesday. The Blue Jackets trailed, 2-1, but earned their fifth victory after being down through two periods.
November 21, 2002 |
Once again the Columbus Blue Jackets watched a goal slide into the net in the final minute. For a change, it was good news for them. David Vyborny scored while falling to the ice with 47.7 seconds left as the Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues, 3-2, Wednesday night at Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets have lost three games in the final 35 seconds and another in overtime when they had a lead with just more than a minute left in regulation.
January 11, 2003 |
Geoff Sanderson scored and assisted on Tyler Wright's winning goal in the second period as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks for the first time, 3-2, Friday night at Vancouver, Canada. Rookie Rick Nash also scored for the Blue Jackets, who came in 0-7-1 against Vancouver. The Blue Jackets have won two straight after General Manager Doug MacLean fired Dave King on Tuesday and took over as interim coach.
December 11, 2006 |
Rick Nash and Dan Fritsche each scored twice and Columbus set a franchise record with five power-play goals in beating Ottawa, 6-2, on Sunday night at Columbus, Ohio. It was the Blue Jackets' fourth straight win, improving Coach Ken Hitchcock's record to 5-3-0 after taking over a team that was 5-13-2. Ottawa had not given up more than two power-play goals in a game this season. The five goals with a man advantage tied the Senators' franchise record for an opponent.
February 28, 2003 |
In their drive to the playoffs, the Kings fell asleep at the wheel Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. This wasn't just another loss. This was a loss, by a 3-1 count, to a last-place team that had lost six consecutive games while being outscored, 32-5, and only two nights earlier had wrapped up an 0-5 trip. The Blue Jackets had been shut out three times in four games. They hadn't scored an even-strength goal in more than two weeks.
October 8, 2000 |
For a while, the Columbus Blue Jackets looked more like a playoff contender than an expansion team. "But hockey is a 60-minute game, not a 12-minute game," Columbus goalie Ron Tugnutt said Saturday night after the Blue Jackets frittered away a 3-0 lead in the first game in franchise history and lost, 5-3, to the Chicago Blackhawks before a capacity crowd of 18,136 at Columbus, Ohio.
November 18, 2002 |
Scott Young scored with 1:04 left in regulation, then Pierre Turgeon tipped in a long shot by Young 3:19 into overtime to rally the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday night in Dallas. The Western Conference-leading Stars won their fourth straight, with Turgeon scoring the winner in the last three. Dallas also remained unbeaten at home at 7-0-0-1.
January 9, 2004 |
Rick Nash scored his NHL-leading 24th goal with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their first win ever in San Jose, 3-2 over the Sharks on Thursday night. Moments after Columbus goalie Marc Denis stopped Wayne Primeau on a breakaway, Nash fired a hard shot past Evgeni Nabokov for a power-play goal. Nash also had an early assist in the Blue Jackets' first victory in seven games at the Shark Tank.
October 13, 2002 |
Rick Nash took a long time to sign his first NHL contract but needed only two shots for his first goal. Nash was chosen by Columbus with the first overall pick in the June draft and just beat a deadline this past Monday to sign his deal. Had the 18-year-old left wing not reached agreement with the Blue Jackets when he did, he would've been back with his junior team in London, Ontario, on Thursday night instead of playing against the Chicago Blackhawks.