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Kings down Blue Jackets 5-2

The LA Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet for what could be termed an afternoon dislike. With an early afternoon tilt or the fact that both of the Kings trades courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets first with the Jeff Carter trade and then the Marian Gaborik traded ended with the Kings not the Jackets winning two Stanley Cups was the motivation for a feisty game early in the first period.

In what also could have shaped up to be a goalie duel with Jonathan Quick in net for the Kings and Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Columbus was anything but.

The scoring got started by the Blue Jackets with Drew Doughty in the box for interference when Tim Erixson was the recipient of a def...

Kings down Blue Jackets 5-2

The LA Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets met for what could be termed an afternoon dislike. With an early afternoon tilt or the fact that both of the Kings trades courtesy of the Columbus Blue Jackets first with the Jeff Carter trade and then the Marian Gaborik trade ended with the Kings not the Jackets winning two Stanley Cups was the motivation for a feisty game early in the first period.

In what also could have shaped up to be a goalie duel with Jonathan Quick in net for the Kings and Sergei Bobrovsky in net for Columbus was anything but.

The scoring got started by the Blue Jackets with Drew Doughty in the box for interference when Tim Erixon was the recipient of a deflec...

Captain Fantastic: Giroux's Four Points Lead Flyers to Comeback Win Over Columbus

Claude Giroux didn't even know how the puck went into the net.

He'll be watching replays of it for sure. Not only because it was the game-winning goal, but because it was the 100th goal he's scored in his career.

It came just under three minutes after his 99th career goal tied the game up. His two tallies earned the Flyers a 5-4 comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.

“To be honest I haven’t seen the replay or anything so I don’t know what happened," Giroux said. "I was just trying to get it on net, and it was at the end of the shift so I was a little tired, so I was just trying to get it on net.”

(Photo: Columbus' R.J. Umberger and David Savard skate away as the Flyers celebrate Claude Giroux's game-winning goal in the third period. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Blackhawks beat Blue Jackets 3-2; extend winning streak to five

 

It wasn't their prettiest win of the season, but the Chicago Blackhawks played well enough to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in a physical game on Saturday night. Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford played another strong game en route to his fourth win of the season, stopping 24 shots on 26 attempts. Columbus started fast against their Central Division rival, controlling play for much of the first period as they outshot Chicago 8-1 over the first ten minutes. Their early tenacity was rewarded when Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu opened the scoring at the tail end of their first power play on a mad scramble in front of the net. After a flurry of in-close sa...

Senators very active on free agent day

Ottawa Senators fans will miss Nick Foligno. He is a heart and soul player who gave everything he had for the club. He has a great personality in the locker room, and could be called upon in all situations.

But, Senators fan will love Mark Methot. Methot is the type of shut-down, hard-nosed defenseman Ottawa has been missing since the A-Train (Anton Volchenkov) left to free agency. He blocks shots, starts against top competition, and frequently penalty kills and has defensive-zone starts.

Guillaume Latendresse is a true buy-low free agent. Latendresse has been dynamic at times, frustrating at others, and just purely not playing most of the time. Murray took a gamble by signing...

Sens Overrule The Isles With A 5-1 WIn

When it rains, it pours; that has been the mantra of the New York Islanders this weekend. Yesterday the Isles let up six goals in a loss to the Boston Bruins that mathematically eliminated themselves from playoff contention. Today, they continued their struggling ways in a 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, who were without both Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson.

"It was pretty horrible on our part. They were missing two of their top players and we couldn't take advantage of it. The way we played, we didn't deserve to win, that's for sure," said Islanders captain Mark Streit after the game. He would be the only Islander to be credited with a goal tonight with a John Tavares pass going off of his skate and behind Senators net-minder Craig Anderson.