Departing stars could slow progress for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the Blue Jackets' two best players leave town as expected, it will ripple through just about every move the team makes this summer. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovs...

Rask comes up big as Bruins advance to conference final

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series a...

Tortorella says Columbus-Boston series will go to Game 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Boston Bruins. But Columbus coach John Tortorella said it's not going...

Bruins top Blue Jackets to even playoff series at 2-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots and the Boston Bruins got some much-needed production from their top-liners in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night that evened...

Blue Jackets seek more history with every playoff game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to journey deeper into uncharted territory with each win in these playoffs. Among the franchise firsts so far: Winning a play...

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky kept up his impressive postseason play, making 35 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their East...

Now up to speed, Blue Jackets try to rebound against Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins. Columbus had eight days off...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, t...

Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the Columbus...

Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what wou...

Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting ...

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping th...

Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3. ...

French newcomer Texier making a splash with Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team called KalPa in the Finnish hockey league completed its season last month well below the line to make the playoffs. ...