February 3, 2012 |
It said something about the Ducks' state, and the downward spiral of their game, that one of the bigger cheers came when the outcome of a game in St. Louis flashed on the scoreboard in the third period. The Kings lost by a goal. And not much later, so did the Ducks, blowing a third-period lead and wasting a vintage performance from Teemu Selanne, who scored twice. Misery loves company, and there is plenty to go around in a cratering season of futility as the Columbus Blue Jackets, last in the league, beat the Ducks, 3-2, in overtime on Friday night at Honda Center.
January 8, 2003 |
The Columbus Blue Jackets fired Dave King on Tuesday, severing ties with the only coach the team has had since entering the league in 2000. At 14-20-4-2, the Blue Jackets have the second-worst record in the Western Conference. King was in the last year of a three-year contract. President and General Manager Doug MacLean will be the team's interim coach. * Minnesota Wild goaltender Manny Fernandez is expected to sit out a month because of a sprained left knee....
February 23, 2012 |
One disgruntled forward and one desperate team. That perfect hockey storm resulted in the struggling Kings' acquiring center Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft choice in 2012 or 2013. If the Kings do not make the playoffs this season, the pick slides to next year. The deal reunites the 27-year-old Carter, a former 46-goal scorer, with Mike Richards, his close friend and former teammate in Philadelphia.
January 17, 2010
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored twice in the third period and added an assist as Chicago rallied to sweep a home-and-home series against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 6-5 victory Saturday. Andrew Ladd, Marian Hossa and Troy Brower each had a goal and an assist, and Ben Eager also scored for Chicago, which is tied with San Jose for the most points in the league (70). Patrick Kane added three assists and Patrick Sharp two assists for the Blackhawks, playing the first of a season-high eight-game, 15-day trip.
December 10, 2002 |
Branko Radivojevic scored midway through the third period -- his third goal in five games -- and the Phoenix Coyotes rallied to tie the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-3, Monday night at Phoenix. Marc Denis made 20 of his 38 saves in the third period and in overtime for Columbus, which was outshot, 41-22. The game was played in front of 9,639, the smallest home crowd for the Coyotes since the franchise moved from Winnipeg in 1996.
March 21, 2002 |
The 13-year-old girl hit by a puck at an NHL game died from a rare injury to an artery that was damaged when her head snapped back, a coroner said Wednesday. Brittanie Cecil died Monday, two days after she was struck in the forehead by the puck at a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames. The damage to the artery, which runs from the spine to the back of the brain, led to a "vicious cycle" of clotting in the artery and swelling of the brain, said Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis, who performed the autopsy.