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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, works against Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois during Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Nationwide Arena.
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Oh, how things can change in a few days.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who used back-to-back overtime wins to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series with the Washington Capitals, now head back to Washington with the series tied. That’s after Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Caps beat Columbus 4-1 Thursday night to even the series at two games apiece.

The NHL won't be pausing its season to allow players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials announced on Monday.

Many pro players have expressed a desire to compete in the Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea. But the league says it doesn't see a benefit to the sport — and does see a risk of injuries.

The NHL has allowed players to participate in every Olympic Games since 1998.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, disputes over money played a role in the decision not to continue.

Aftermath of the NHL Lockout

Jan 7, 2013

11:00 After a 113-day NHL lockout that began Sept. 16 and forced the cancellation of 625 games, players are getting ready to suit up for a shortened season.  This hour we'll discuss the impact of the lockout on fans, the city, and the league. Guests

  • Aaron Portzline, sports reporter for the Columbus Dispatch
  • Brian E. Owen, CEO and Chairman of NRG Reserach Group
  • James Mirtle, sports reporter for the Globe and Mail

10:00 In the NHL Lockout, an agreement is apparently closer than ever. But what has the missed season done to Columbus? Guest:

  • Aaron Portzline (sports reporter for The Columbus Dispatch)

10:20 Humor is an essential aspect of American life... A cartoonist knows this better than anyone. On this hour, we'll talk with the cartoon editor of the New Yorker about humor in American life. Guest: