Bruins face Jackets, bid to bounce back from setbacks

A quick look at the NHL standings shows the Boston Bruins are a heavyweight contender, but back-to-back losses have marked a bump in their long and winding road of the 82-game season. The Bruins will aim to halt their modest skid on Monday night when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. “We’ve got to get to our identity, which is a pretty good forechecking team that can hang on to pucks,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery

Hurricanes try to regroup as Jackets eye 3rd straight win

The Carolina Hurricanes entered a regrouping mode after one of their worst single-game outcomes in any season. They’ll look for the remedy against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. Carolina, which hasn’t lost consecutive games since Oct. 21 and 24, have something going in its favor. The Hurricanes hold a 6-2-0 home record. The Blue Jackets are tied for last in the Eastern Conference but have won two straight games, including 2-1

Sinking Devils aim for bounce-back vs. Blue Jackets

A run of deficient defensive performances is threatening to undo a quick start for the New Jersey Devils. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets are hoping the worst is over after their most productive showing of the first two months. The Devils attempt to stay over .500 on Friday afternoon in Newark, N.J., when they host the Blue Jackets, who are seeking consecutive wins for the second time this season. New Jersey began the season 6-2-1

Blackhawks’ Connor Bedard, Jackets’ Adam Fantilli clash for first time

To say things have been better for the Columbus Blue Jackets would be an understatement. After a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday dropped them to 0-7-2 in their past nine games, the Blue Jackets return home to face the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, hoping to avoid a franchise-record 10th straight setback. While the Blue Jackets will be on two days of rest for the first time since Nov. 8, they are the

Flyers aim to stay hot vs. reeling Blue Jackets

The Philadelphia Flyers will look to extend their season-high winning streak to five games on Sunday when they host the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Sean Couturier scored one minute into overtime to send the Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stopped 28 shots. “It was a big win against a really good team,” Couturier said. “I think it was a good

Streaking Caps out to extend Jackets’ skid to 8

The Washington Capitals aim to record a season-high fourth straight victory on Saturday night when they host the reeling Columbus Blue Jackets. The Capitals won three in a row Oct. 25-29 before falling flat in a shutout loss to the New York Islanders Nov. 2. They’ve answered that setback with a 4-0-1 run, highlighted by a 3-0 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Charlie Lindgren turned aside all 35

Up-and-down Coyotes take on reeling Blue Jackets

The Arizona Coyotes will look to rebound and find consistency in their game when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. After starting the season better than many expected, the Coyotes have not linked a pair of wins together since the fourth and fifth games of the campaign. Over their last eight games, they have alternated wins and losses, with their most recent victory a 7-5 win over the Nashville Predators on

Skidding Blue Jackets tangle with improving Penguins

The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying to gain traction, but they could run into a team far ahead of them on that count Tuesday when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit. The Penguins, after a stutter-step start, will be riding a four-game winning streak — including two shutouts — going into the game. After sweeping a three-game road trip through California, Pittsburgh stopped home for a game Saturday and turned in a performance that seemed to key

Goaltending questions in play as Rangers face Blue Jackets

The New York Rangers’ goaltending situation is uncertain due to Igor Shesterkin and Jonathan Quick recovering from minor injuries, but the scheduling is working favorably for the surging club. With five full days off before their next game, the Rangers could turn to Louis Domingue again Sunday when they host Columbus Blue Jackets. Domingue made his season debut Thursday and provided the Rangers with ample evidence of his capabilities by making 14 of his 25

Red Wings look to reverse course in clash vs. Jackets

The Detroit Red Wings’ hot start is a fading memory. They’re headed overseas next week and hope to get an emotional boost when they host the equally struggling Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday afternoon. The Red Wings are 2-4-2 after a 5-1-0 start. “We came out with a ton of confidence the first five or six games and everything was going in the net for us, everyone was feeling good,” Detroit defenseman Ben Chiarot said.