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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.

Fans wait to enter Nationwide Arena for a Blue Jackets scrimmage.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Fans crowded into Nationwide Arena on Monday to watch a Blue Jackets scrimmage. The rare free event was meant to keep fans and players engaged as they wait to learn the team's next playoff opponent.

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.

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.

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.
Paul Vernon / AP

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: