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.
February 6, 2014 |
The Kings honored their six Olympians on Thursday, inviting them to take one more trip around the Staples Center ice before leaving for Sochi and next week's tournament. But all six had to put in a little extra work on their way out the door. And that led to a nice parting gift, with defenseman Robyn Regehr scoring in overtime to end a four-game losing streak and give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Regehr's goal, on a rising shot from just off the left circle at 2 minutes 33 seconds, also gave the Kings their fourth win in six overtime periods this season.
April 14, 2014 |
One season under the NHL's realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won their new conference's two wild-card playoff berths. The Red Wings will make their 23rd consecutive postseason appearance, and the Blue Jackets will make their second appearance in franchise history. First place in the East - and overall - went to the Boston Bruins, with the Ducks winning the No. 1 spot in the West.
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....
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.
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.