Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois plays against the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Pierre-Luc Dubois got his third goal of the game 18:24 into overtime, finishing the Columbus Blue Jackets' comeback from three goals down to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their playoff qualifying series.

Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.
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Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for a shutout in his first playoff start as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones, right, carries the puck past teammate Alexandre Texier during a practice session, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Columbus.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets return to the ice for the first time in nearly five months this weekend as a part of the NHL's 24-team playoff. 

Return Of Professional Sports

Jul 7, 2020
Columbus Crew players celebrate a goal.
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This episode originally aired on July 1, 2020.

Pro sports are coming back. The MLS, NBA and MLB all have plans to play in July while the NHL is working out the final details of its return.

But with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing some players have said they will opt out of the 2020 season.

Return Of Professional Sports

Jul 1, 2020
Columbus Crew players celebrate a goal.
Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Pro sports are coming back. The MLS, NBA and MLB all have plans to play in July while the NHL is working out the final details of its return.

But with the coronavirus pandemic ongoing some players have said they will opt out of the 2020 season.

Columbus Blue Jackets Make 24-Team Playoff As Part Of NHL's Return

May 27, 2020
Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a playoff qualifying series under a return to play plan announced by the NHL on Tuesday. NHL commission Gary Bettman says Columbus is also on a shortlist of cities that could host part of the 24-team tournament.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The puck drops Friday night at 7 p.m. for the start of the NHL season for the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Fans may be wondering how this team will perform, since several of its top players departed after a successful season last year.

Blue Jackets Star Lineup Departs During Free Agent Signing

Jul 2, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72), of Russia, kicks away the puck during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Washington.
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The much-anticipated breakup of the Columbus Blue Jackets' star-laden core came quickly.

 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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