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Labatt What We Learned: CBJ 3, ARI 2 (SO)

Franchise-record 60 shots on goal help Blue Jackets rally for big win

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

Recap: CBJ 3, ARI 2 - F/SO

Blue Jackets prevail in shootout win over Coyotes

After an action-filled overtime period, Sam Gagner scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to lift the Blue Jackets against the Coyotes

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First off, you feel great for Curtis McElhinney.

More on him in a minute.

You also feel good for the Blue Jackets, who could have easily gone down a frustrated road with the way this game was shaping up. It was shades of Apr. 3, 2012, when Mike Smith backstopped the Coyotes to an improbable 2-0 win over Columbus with a 54-save shutout performance…but this is a different team and that different team made sure this game had a different ending.

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Coyotes

Columbus begins home-and-home with Arizona on Saturday night

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

GAME 23: BLUE JACKETS AT COYOTES

GILA RIVER ARENA, 8 P.M.

TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO / FOX SPORTS GO

RADIO: 97.1 FM & BLUEJACKETS.COM

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Matt Calvert activated off injured reserve

He missed the previous five games with an upper body injury

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / NHL.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. 

Calvert has missed the past five games with an upper body injury.

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Game ops recognized as one of NHL's best

The cannon is one of many things fans enjoy about Nationwide Arena's entertainment

by Katie Foglia / For BlueJackets.com

The Blue Jackets game day experience at Nationwide Arena was rated among the best in the National Hockey League, according to a survey conducted during the 2015-16 season. It was also rated the eighth-best in pro sports by ESPN The Magazine.

The Blue Jackets were among the top tier of NHL clubs in all eight categories reviewed, including game day staff, food and beverage, venue technology, safety and security, auxiliary experience and arrival and departure experience.

To recognize the achievements of the countless staff behind that accomplishment, BlueJackets.com is going to explore what happens behind-the-scenes at the arena and in the team's front office to help provide fans a memorable experience. Here is the second segment - which focuses on game presentation- in a three-part series:

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Labatt What We Learned: CBJ 3, COL 2

Jenner scores tiebreaking goal in big third period for Columbus

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

Recap: CBJ 3, COL 2

Bobrovsky helps power Blue Jackets to 3-2 victory

The Blue Jackets bagged three goals, including a 3rd period winner, as Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves in Columbus' 3-2 win

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The Blue Jackets had been in a similar situation to the one they faced tonight with 20 minutes remaining.

Their first period was dominant, again. They made a few mistakes in the second period, which allowed the Avalanche to work their way back into the game. Here they were in a 2-2 game going into the third period, and again, these Blue Jackets seemed quite comfortable when the game was up for grabs.

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Werenski named NHL's Rookie of the Month

19-year-old defenseman is fourth Blue Jacket to receive the honor

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / NHL.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November, the club and league announced today.

He is the fourth Jacket to earn the honor, joining left wing Rick Nash (November 2002), center Derick Brassard (October 2008) and goaltender Steve Mason (November and December 2008).

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Raise the standard, achieve consistency

Tortorella wants team's style of play to become instinctive

by Alison Lukan @AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

Wennberg's blast doubles the lead

TBL@CBJ: Wennberg drills a one-timer past Vasilevskiy

Alexander Wennberg winds up at the top of the right circle and cranks home Seth Jones' feed to put the Blue Jackets up 2-0 in the 2nd period

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Avalanche

Columbus begins two-game trip on Thursday in Denver

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

GAME 22: BLUE JACKETS AT AVALANCHE

PEPSI CENTER, 9 P.M.

TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO / FOX SPORTS GO

RADIO: 97.1 FM & BLUEJACKETS.COM

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Four Blue Jackets on NHL All-Star fan ballot

Top vote-getters by division will be named All-Star team captains

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / NHL.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, defenseman Seth Jones and forwards Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad will be on the ballot when the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ opens on Thursday, December 1 at 2 p.m. ET. at NHL.com/vote and via the Blue Jackets App. 

Fan voting will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.

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Jackets' mettle tested in early going

Hard-working, aggressive mentality has become their calling card

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer / BlueJackets.com

There have been many things to like about the Blue Jackets' strong start to the season.

Statistically, their possession numbers have rebounded and their special teams have been phenomenal. They have received excellent goaltending, contributions from all four lines and enabled coach John Tortorella to establish some consistency within the lineup.

On Tuesday night, they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to secure the best November in franchise history, going 9-3-2 with a 7-1-1 mark on home ice.

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