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FINAL: Blue Jackets 5, Blackhawks 2

Panarin has two goals as Columbus wins for fifth time in six games

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

The Blue Jackets (33-21-3) won for the fifth time in six games and ended Chicago's five-game home winning streak in front of 22,196 in the United Center, taking a 5-2 victory against the red-hot Blackhawks (24-26-9). 

Game in a Paragraph 

In a game that featured the debut of New Albany native Kole Sherwood in a Blue Jackets sweater, Columbus built a 3-1 lead in an exciting first period. Chicago drew within one late in the second despite some outstanding stops by Sergei Bobrovsky, but Artemi Panarin's second goal early in the third helped Columbus stem the tide and the Jackets extended the lead later to quiet a raucous Chicago crowd.

Video: Panarin leads Blue Jackets past Blackhawks

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Kole Sherwood becomes first central Ohio product to play for Jackets

New Albany native making history with debut against Chicago

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

It was always bound to happen, it was just a matter of when. 

One day, a young man who grew up watching hockey in Nationwide Arena, growing up of dreaming of being the next Rick Nash or Fedor Tyutin, and who came up the ranks in the central Ohio junior programs was going to debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

And on that day, it would serve as the latest and greatest step for the central Ohio hockey community, which has worked hand-in-hand with the Blue Jackets to help develop the sport -- along with future NHL players -- in the Columbus area. 

Now we have an answer. 

Video: Kole Sherwood is set for his NHL debut

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets, moms head to Chicago

Columbus will try to get back to winning ways vs. Blackhawks

by Jeffrey Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

BLUE JACKETS (32-21-3) vs. BLACKHAWKS (24-25-9)
Saturday, 8:30 p.m., United Center, Chicago (FOX Sports Ohio, CBJ appFOX Sports app, CD 102.5 FM

In preparing for each game, the Blue Jackets don't spend a ton of time worrying about the opposition.  

Head coach John Tortorella might talk about the impact players on the other team, and the Jackets will watch video of the opponent's special team units in an effort to try to pick up tendencies. 

But in an 82-game season, overloading a team with information about the opposition is just too much. Instead, Tortorella wants his team to worry about its own game, and if his team plays well, it'll end up winning more often than not. 

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The moms behind the men who became Blue Jackets

Columbus squad takes moms to Chicago for first-ever mothers' trip

by Jeffrey Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

In suite 49 of Nationwide Arena on Thursday night, there was a lot of chatter, a lot of laughter -- and a lot of pride.  

Sixteen women came together to watch their mostly their sons but in some cases their brother or nephew play hockey for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the New York Islanders.   

The Jackets' first-ever mothers' trip weekend began with the players' moms coming together to watch Thursday night's home game against the Islanders. This weekend, the moms have traveled to Chicago with the players, at the organization's expense, to watch the Blue Jackets take on the Blackhawks on Saturday night. 

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CBJ place C Brandon Dubinsky on injured reserve

Blue Jackets add RW Kole Sherwood on emergency recall from AHL Cleveland.

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brandon Dubinsky on Injured Reserve retroactive to February 2 and added right wing Kole Sherwood to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. 

Dubinsky, who has missed the past four games due to a hip injury, has collected five goals and six assists for 11 points with 34 penalty minutes in 37 outings during the 2018-19 season. He has also won 55.5 percent of face-offs taken this season. The Anchorage, Alaska native has registered 152-283-435 and 903 penalty minutes in 799 career NHL games.

Sherwood, 22, has notched 11-3-14 with 42 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Monsters this season, ranking fifth on the club in goals during his first full professional season. He also tallied 1-0-1 in a three-game stint with the ECHL's Jacksonville IceMen.

The New Albany, Ohio native has registered 11-3-14 and 44 penalty minutes in 36 career AHL games with the Monsters since making his pro debut at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. He tallied 75-104-179, 169 penalty minutes and was +33 in 180 career Ontario Hockey League games with the London Knights, Flint Firebirds and Kitchener Rangers from 2015-18, including 30-30-60 in 57 contests with the Rangers in 2017-18. Signed by the Blue Jackets to a three-year, entry level contract on July 7, 2015, the 6-1, 202-pound right wing played three seasons with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets organization from 2012-15.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from United Center is 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM The Fan in Columbus, and online at

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First-round pick Foudy flying through season

Jackets' No. 1 pick in 2018 draft lighting lamps in OHL

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Liam Foudy's father played professional football. His mother competed as a sprinter in the Olympic Games. Foudy himself is a champion hurdler. 

So is there anything the Blue Jackets' first-round pick in the 2018 draft can't do athletically? 

"I've never really played baseball," Foudy said. "I don't know if I'm too good at that. I've played pretty much every sport, but baseball is one I've never really tried." 

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Postgame Hat Trick: Isles stymie Blue Jackets' offense

Columbus looks at ways to be better next time

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

The Blue Jackets' two-game tour through the best the Metropolitan Division has to offer ended with a pair of shutouts. 

First, Columbus blanked Washington on Tuesday night in what might have been the Blue Jackets' best performance of the season. 

Thursday night was much more frustrating for the home team. The Blue Jackets fell into a hole against the stingy New York Islanders and couldn't get out of it, suffering a 3-0 loss that ended a four-game winning streak. 

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FINAL: Islanders 3, Blue Jackets 0

Columbus can't get much going in Valentine's Day loss

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

The Blue Jackets were shut out for just the third time this season, as Columbus (32-21-3) saw its four-game winning streak end Thursday night against the first-place New York Islanders (34-17-6).

Game in a Paragraph 

One game after perhaps the Jackets' best performance of the season, the team wasn't as sharp against the Islanders. A pair of a breakaway goals by Casey Cizikas in the first two periods made it 2-0, and a late goal in the second gave New York a comfortable lead. The Isles bunkered down in the third and left with the win and their seventh shutout of the season. 

 Video: NYI@CBJ: Bobrovsky denies Martin on one-timer

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Full 60: Blue Jackets vs Islanders

Happy Valentine's Day

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL /

Matchup: Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Nationwide Arena

CBJ Starting lineup -- Forwards: Foligno-Jenner-Anderson Defense: Nuttivaara-Harrington Goaltender: Bobrovsky

NYI Starting lineup -- Forwards: Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck Defense: Leddy-Boychuk Goaltender: Greiss

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Get ready for tonight's matchup with the #CBJ @Wendys game day playlist. 👇

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Practice Report: Jackets not watching the standings yet

Plus: Keeping the energy up, Murray's career year, and more

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider /

Everyone knows this is an important week for the Columbus Blue Jackets.  

Washington, the team directly above Columbus in the standings, visited Nationwide Arena on Tuesday night. 

Tonight, it's the first-place New York Islanders who invade Nationwide Arena, giving the Blue Jackets another chance to chip away as they try to reach the top of the Metropolitan Division standings. 

Everyone knows this -- except perhaps the Blue Jackets themselves, if they are to be believed. 

Video: Pierre-Luc Dubois describes intense time of year

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