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Opening Day Roster

October 1, 2019 - 3:57 PM ET

The Opening Day Roster has been announced via columbusbluejackets.com and includes: Forwards Wennberg, Atkinson, Nyquist, Lilja, PLD, Nash, Milano, Bjork, Boone, Texier, Bemstrom, The Captain and Anderson. Defense Jones, Werenski, Harrington, Murray, Gavrikov, Kukan, Savard and Nutivaara...

That didn't start well

October 7, 2019 - 9:03 AM ET

Were all the experts right? After two games the CBJ proved to be as irrelevant as everyone predicted them to be. Cam Atkinson scored in his 6th straight season opener, but the Jackets fell to TOR. Gus Nyquist scored his first as a Jacket, but PIT rolled over the union blue with 5 second period go...

First 'W' in the books...what is next?

October 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM ET

It's a victory. There were some things to learn and improve upon. But, let's focus on the result for a minute. The Buffalo Sabres are a talented team that came in having won both of their first two games. Columbus played with a lead and never trailed in this one. They did 'blow' a 2 goal lead but ne...

Jackets get Ducks on second half a road back-to-back

October 11, 2019 - 8:40 AM ET

The season is young with a very small sample size. It is hard not to over-analyse the 3 or 4 regular season games most teams have played. While there will be some surprise teams in reference to the last few seasons, teams don't change overnight even with the addition of one or two key players. Or in...

Split Weekend and FLA Bob

October 14, 2019 - 10:09 AM ET

The Jackets go into this week having split the weekend back-to-back. Friday was a defensive battle that saw the Jackets fall at home to the Ducks 2-1 and then travel to Carolina on Saturday and steal a 3-2 road victory. Its early, but the two CBJ wins were against undefeated division leaders. Ag...

The Stars Come to Town

October 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM ET

Tonight's Match Up: Dallas Stars Record: 1-5-1; 6th in the Central with 3 points Streak: Lost 2 Goal Differential: -10 Road Record: 1-3 Blue Jackets Record: 2-3; 7th in the Metro with 4 points Streak: Won 1 Goal Differential: -7 Home Record: 1-2 On paper this looks like a pretty even...

Roenick says this is 'Goal of the Year'

October 17, 2019 - 9:06 AM ET

Columbus played a game last night. Sonny Milano had a goal in that game. It proved to be the game winner. Afterwards JR dubbed it 'Goal of the Year'. It may be a little too early for it to be 'Goal of the Year' but it is pretty. And here it is from multiple angles: The victory leveled the CBJ...

Off to Chicago to start the weekend back-to-back

October 18, 2019 - 9:23 AM ET

Tonight's Match Up: @ Chicago Blackhawks Record: 1-2-1; 5th in the Central with 3 points Streak: Won 1 Goal Differential: -1 Road Record: 0-1 (Lost in Prague to PHI) Blue Jackets Record: 3-3; 5th in the Metro with 6 points Streak: Won 2 Goal Differential: -6 Home Record: 2-2 Chicago is...