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What We Learned: FLA 4, CBJ 3

Columbus stumbles in Sunrise; Atkinson scores 21st of season

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

Last night, the Blue Jackets were resilient and found a way to win in the third period.

Tonight, it was a slightly different story.

Cam Atkinson's 21st goal of the season, which pulled him into a tie for third-most in the NHL, gave Columbus a 2-1 lead late in the first period. At that point, it appeared as though they would take a step forward and control the game. They steadied briefly, but the Florida Panthers pushed back in the second period and took a lead of their own into the locker room after 40 minutes at BB&T Center.

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Panthers

Korpisalo expected to go back-to-back for Columbus tonight

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

GAME 42: BLUE JACKETS AT PANTHERS

BB&T CENTER, 7 P.M.

TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO / FOX SPORTS GO

RADIO: 97.1 FM & BLUEJACKETS.COM

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Labatt Blue What We Learned: CBJ 3, TBL 1

Blue Jackets shake off slow start & Korpisalo makes 31 saves in bounce-back win

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

Did the Blue Jackets have their best tonight? No.

Did they dig deep, get better through the game and find a way? You bet.

And much like Tuesday's game in Raleigh, this game unfolded unconventionally beginning with a delayed start; the pre-game jersey retirement of Martin St. Louis pushed the puck drop from its original 7:30 p.m. back to 8 p.m., but before the ice was ready to go, it was 8:30 p.m. and there was another curveball yet to be thrown.

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Blue Jackets roster moves: January 12

Hannikainen recalled from Cleveland (AHL); Forsberg sent to Monsters

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / http://www.bluejackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled left wing Markus Hannikainen from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate and assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to Cleveland, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Hannikainen, 23, has registered four shots in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has also tallied nine goals and five assists for 14 points with eight penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating in 24 games with Cleveland.

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Lightning

Columbus begins back-to-back weekend on a special night in Tampa

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

GAME 41: BLUE JACKETS AT LIGHTNING

AMALIE ARENA, 8 P.M.

TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO / FOX SPORTS GO

RADIO: 97.1 FM & BLUEJACKETS.COM

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Cam Atkinson playing above his height

5-foot-8 Blue Jackets forward letting skill, not size, define his game

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

Cam Atkinson looks up to friend and mentor Martin St. Louis, figuratively if not literally. In Connecticut during the offseason, they play golf, which means they compete against each other. After Atkinson got engaged last summer, St. Louis hosted a party. Atkinson and St. Louis competed to see who could make the next shot on the pool table -- and to see who was taller.

Who won?

"You know something?" Atkinson's father, Tom, said with a laugh. "They're pretty close."

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'Dynamic' Jones worthy of All-Star nod

22-year-old has become a go-to player for the Blue Jackets

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

When the Blue Jackets swung a blockbuster deal with the Nashville Predators one year ago, they did so with the intention of transforming their team.

More specifically, the wanted to transform their defense, which needed to get younger and more dynamic. Acquiring Seth Jones was a significant step in that direction.

Now 22 years old and with a full year under his belt in Columbus, Jones has not only become one of the Blue Jackets' game-changers on the blue line, but he's also quietly become a leader within the room. His selection to the 2017 NHL All-Star Game was richly deserved in the eyes of his coaches and teammates, who have seen Jones' game take major strides in a short time with the Blue Jackets.

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Military Appreciation Night set for Jan. 21

Special evening features tributes, camo jerseys for warm-ups and more

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / http://www.bluejackets.com

COLUMBUS, OH - The Columbus Blue Jackets will salute those who have served or are currently serving in the nation's armed forces during the club's annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, January 21 when the Jackets host the Carolina Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 5 p.m. 

The night will feature several tributes, recognition of all branches of service and a charitable auction of camouflage-style jerseys worn by the Blue Jackets players during pre-game warm-ups.

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Trophy Tracker

Sergei Bobrovsky favorite in Vezina Trophy race

Blue Jackets goalie chosen for award by NHL.com panel at midseason

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

To mark the midpoint of the 2016-17 season, NHL.com is running its second installment of the Trophy Tracker series this week. Today, we look at the race for the Vezina Trophy.

Nobody could have seen the Columbus Blue Jackets' recent 16-game winning streak coming, but it's clear who has been most responsible for their success this season.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been sensational since the regular season began in October. Of the 28 wins for the Blue Jackets this season, Bobrovsky has 26 of them, the most in the NHL. His .931 save percentage is tied for third among goalies who have played at least 15 games. Overall, the Blue Jackets have allowed 89 goals through 40 games.

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What We Learned: CAR 5, CBJ 3

Blue Jackets' power play falters in Forsberg's season debut

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

This was just a weird game all around.

Before the game even began, the Blue Jackets were dealing with some significant shuffling of their lineup that started around lunch time. With Curtis McElhinney plucked off waivers by Toronto and Anton Forsberg called up, the latter was slated to share the net with Sergei Bobrovsky in what could be considered a prime opportunity.

Well, Bobrovsky got sick. Then Forsberg was told he was starting. Joonas Korpisalo was called up and arrived in time to serve as the backup goalie.

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