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 Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner chase the puck during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus.
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John Davidson is going back to the New York Rangers organization he has been synonymous with for much of his hockey career.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, a participant smokes a marijuana cigarette during at meet and greet at "Tommy Chong's Live, Love, and Smoke Tour" in Los Angeles.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss efforts to reform drug laws so users would avoid jail time and the stigma of a felony conviction. Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist for the ACLU of Ohio, joins the show.

Bruins Eliminate Blue Jackets With 3-0 Game 6 Win

May 6, 2019
 Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, carries the puck against Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus.
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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 and advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky reaches for the puck on a save during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston.
Charles Krupa / AP

Boston's stars were going to be kept off the scoresheet in this playoff series for only so long.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene, top right, scores a goal against Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, of Finland, during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Nationwide Arena.
Jay LaPrete / 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 Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Blue Jackets Drop Game One To Bruins In Overtime

Apr 26, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky reaches for the puck on a save during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston.
Charles Krupa / AP

Charlie Coyle wasn't thinking about his first goal, which tied things up at the end of regulation.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Columbus Blue Jackets are moving on.

For the first time in the franchise’s history, the Jackets won a playoff series, and they did so with a clean sweep of the best team from the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Columbus Blue Jackets Make Franchise History

Apr 17, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime with Nick Foligno (71), Brandon Dubinsky (17), Ian Cole (23) and David Savard (58) in Game 1 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Washington
Nick Wass / AP

The Columbus Blue Jackets are headed to a second round in the NHL playoffs for the first time in the 19-year history of the franchise and after a four-game sweep against the No. 1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning.

For many, the turning point on Tuesday evening occurred late in the second period, when the score evened up and everyone in Nationwide Arena stood to cheer the Jackets through a tight spot. Oliver Bjorkstrand obliged the fans with a goal during a delayed penalty with just 1:14 left in the period.

Today on All Sides, we talk with a few of the folks who have been there from the beginning in 2000 to see the Blue Jackets make history in 2019. 

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / 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 haste.

Nationwide Plaza ahead of game four of the NHL playoffs, when the Blue Jackets have the possibility of a sweep.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The plaza is mostly empty in front of Nationwide Arena early Tuesday afternoon, but arrangements are well under way for the fans that gathering to watch this evening's game from outside.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman Zach Werenski (8) and center Matt Duchene (95) during the third period of Game 1.
Chris O'Meara / AP

The Columbus Blue Jackets rebounded from a dismal start to stun the team that had the NHL's best regular-season record.

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

One of the news Columbus Blue Jackets Matt Duchene plays against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Columbus Blue Jackets are going all-in on their late-season NHL playoff push.

Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.
Kamil Krzaczynski / AP

A ticket tax proposed by Columbus City Council would mean more money for maintenance at Nationwide Arena. But Nationwide's highest-profile tenant is pushing back.

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After two straight postseason appearances, Columbus Blue Jacket fans enter a new season with a relatively-new feeling: A reasonable expectation to make the playoffs.

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