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PREVIEW: The Blue Jackets look for a home win vs. Los Angeles

Columbus returns to action Thursday against the Kings

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

KINGS (11-19-2) at BLUE JACKETS (16-12-2) 
Thursday, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena (Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports app, 97.1 The Fan) 

The storyline was written as soon as Oliver Bjorkstrand took a drop pass from Scott Harrington, curled into the high slot, and ripped a laser of a shot past Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom on Tuesday night. 

The snipe gave Columbus a 2-1 lead and snapped a month-long goal-less streak for the Blue Jackets' winger, and both the team and Bjorkstrand were primed for sweet redemption. 

"I thought we were going to get over that tipping point when (Bjorkstrand) scores," head coach John Tortorella said. "We're alive (on the bench), eight or nine minutes left to play. I thought it was set up really nice for us." 

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RECAP: Blue Jackets 2, Canucks 3

Columbus sees a third-period lead disappear in Nationwide Arena.

by Jeff Svoboda @JacketsInsider / BlueJackets.com

The Blue Jackets couldn't get back in the win column Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena, allowing two goals in the last 3:04 to lose 3-2 to visiting Vancouver. Columbus fell to 16-12-2 on the season while Vancouver improved to 14-16-3.

Game in a Paragraph 

Oliver Bjorkstrand's third-period goal gave Columbus a 2-1 lead, but late tallies by Elias Pettersson and Jake Virtanen gave the Canucks the win. Seth Jones scored 47 seconds into the game for the other CBJ goal on a night the team played an improved all-around game but still left with nothing to show for it in the win column.

Video: VAN@CBJ: Bjorkstrand wrists one by Markstrom

 

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Full 60: Blue Jackets Fall in Third Period Comeback by Canucks

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Matchup: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canaucks

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Nationwide Arena

CBJ Starting lineup -- Forwards: Panarin-Dubois-Atkinson Defense: Savard-Nutivaara Goaltender: Korpisalo

VAN Starting lineup -- Forwards: Schaller-Beagle-Motte Defense: Hutton-Gudbranson Goaltender: Markstrom

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Columbus Blue Jackets announce December game-night promotions

Close out 2018 with exciting game-night promotions and fun giveaways

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets close out 2018 with the following game-night promotions, giveaways and opportunities:

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CBJ Weekly Report 12.10.18

Columbus is in the middle of a stretch of seven of eight contests at Nationwide Arena

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Columbus kicked off a season-long six-game homestand on Saturday vs. Washington and is in the middle of a stretch of seven of eight contests at Nationwide Arena between Dec. 4-20.

The Blue Jackets rank fourth-T in the NHL in win percentage in one-goal games this season (6-1-2; .667) and stand third dating back to 2017-18 (29-8-9; .630).

CBJ have killed off 83.0 pct. of opponent power plays since Nov. 1 (44-of-53), ranking seventh in the NHL during that span.

RW Cam Atkinson had his career-best 12-game point streak (13-7-20) snapped on Dec. 8 vs. Washington. It was the sec-ond-longest point streak in club history, trail-ing Ryan Johansen's 13-game point streak from Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 17, 2015.

RW Josh Anderson has had an "even" or "plus" plus/minus rating in all but two games this season.

C Boone Jenner has 3-8-11 in the last 17 games.

D Seth Jones, who saw his five-game point streak come to an end on Dec. 8 vs. Washington (3-4-7), is two points shy of 200 in his NHL career.

D David Savard is one assist from 100 in his NHL career.

LW Artemi Panarin has tallied 2-11-13 with four multi-point outings in the past 10 games. The winger, who is five goals shy from 100 in his NHL career, has posted 28 multi-point efforts in his first 109 appearances with Columbus, including a team-leading nine this season.

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets vs. Canucks

Jackets look to rebound at home against Canucks

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

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The reset button was hit as soon as the horn sounded at the conclusion of the Blue Jackets' 4-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

While the margin of defeat was alarming it was the way the Blue Jackets showed little fight, passion or structure - coupled with a 9-6 beatdown to the Calgary Flames in the previous home game - that had coach John Tortorella aggravated, to put it mildly.

"After the Washington game it was the exact word I had in my head walking off the ice that we're going to have to reset this team," he told the media on Monday. "When I broke down the tape yesterday, there was no question."

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Kivlenieks to debut new mask with Cleveland Monsters

NHL mask artist Sylvie Marsolais released detailed pictures of Matiss Kivlenieks' new mask

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Sylvie Marsolais, who designed Joonas Korpisalo's new mask, released detailed pictures of CBJ prospect and Cleveland Monsters goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks' new mask.

Tweet from @Sylabrush: Matiss Kivlenieks, Cleveland Monsters #AHL / Columbus Blue Jackets prospect #NHL #SylabrushAirbrush #MatissKivlenieks #Joker #HeathLedger 🃏 #CCMMask #CBJ https://t.co/8pLksRUmX4

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Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation presents "Lady Jackets Holiday Auction"

Fundraiser is highlighted by original player artwork, unique experiences and limited-edition holiday cards

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Lady Jackets Auction Paintings

Player paintings to be auctioned, support community

The Lady Jackets incorporated holiday spirit into the Blue Jackets Foundation's auction to raise funds with paintings from Blue Jackets players

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In celebration of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation presents the "Lady Jackets Holiday Auction," a signature event during which the wives and girlfriends of players, coaches and team personnel offer auction packages featuring one-of-a-kind items and experience packages. The fundraiser, which runs December 11-15, will benefit Lady Jackets charitable initiatives within the Columbus community, and the Blue Jackets Foundation's mission to support local youth health and wellness organizations.

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