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    ColumbusBlueJacketsNewsClips

    April3,2015

    ColumbusBlueJacketsPAGE02 ColumbusDispatch:BlueJackets4,Islanders3(SO):EighthstraightPAGE04 ColumbusDispatch:BlueJacketsnotebook:DanositsafterproductivestretchPAGE06 ColumbusDispatch:BobHuntercommentary|Rumblings:JacketsDubinsky

    findsrivalscanbeniceofftheicePAGE08 FOXSportsOhio.com:ThreetakeawaysfromtheBlueJackets43SOwinoverthe

    IslandersPAGE09 FOXSportsOhio.com:CrashingtheNet:Danoout,BollinandJohnsonillPAGE11 FOXSportsOhio.com:IsthisBlueJacketsseasonananomaly?PAGE13 ESPN:BlueJacketsrallyfor43wininSOoverIslesFalcons/Prospects PAGE15 TheRepublican:SpringfieldFalconsannouncerJonPeloquinwindsdowna30

    yearrunNHL/WebsitesPAGE17 Sportsnet.ca:FourthingswelearnedintheNHLThursdayPAGE19 Sportsnet.ca:BestofNHLstarsvs.NHLstarsPAGE20 Sportsnet.ca:RefDevorskionretirement:ImreadytogoPAGE23 USAToday:NHL'sHartTrophyracetooclosetocallPAGE24 YahooSports:ThreePeriods:Whyit'ssohardtoscoreintoday'sNHL;Miller

    thoughthe'dlosteye;news&notes

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    http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2015/04/03/Jackets_early_gamer_43.htmlBlueJackets4,Islanders3(SO):EighthstraightByAaronPortzlineApril3,2015BlueJacketscenterRyanJohansenmakestheshootoutlookeasy.Hemakesitsoundeveneasier.Lastnight,JohansenmadeIslandersgoaltenderJaroslavHalakhislatestvictim,scoringaniftygoalthatcappedtheJackets43comebackwin.ItwasanothereuphoricnightatseasonsendatNationwideArena.TheBlueJacketshavewoneightstraightgames.TheyplayedtochantsofCBJ!CBJ!CBJ!andmobbedeachotherasiftheplayoffsawait,eventhoughtheywereeliminatedfromcontentionlastweek.Youcouldseetheguys,coachToddRichardssaid.Thefightisstillthere.Youcansenseitinthebuildingtonight.Imtellingyou,thatenergizedourteamandourgroup.BrandonDubinsky,JackJohnsonandJohansenscoredregulationgoalsfortheBlueJackets,andgoaltenderSergeiBobrovskyhad25savesandstoppedbothIslandersattemptsintheshootout.ItmarkedthefourthtimethisseasontheBlueJacketswondespitetrailingaftertwoperiods.Werenotgoingtomakeiteasyonanyone,Johnsonsaid.Yourenotgoingtoseeanybodyquittinginthisroom.TheBlueJacketstrailed31inthefirstminuteofthethird.ThecomebackwasstartedbyJohnsonsgoalat11:08offaloosepuckinfrontoftheIslandersnet.Wegotabigliftoutofthatgoal,Dubinskysaid.Itwasabigliftontheice,onthebench,inthecrowd.Itfeltlikesomethingwasgoingtohappen,somethingreallygood.TheBlueJacketshad21oftheir39shotsinthethirdperiodandinovertime,andtheyfollowedthosepuckshardtothenet.JohansenwasskatingacrossthegoalmouthwhenapuckredirectedbyNickFolignomadeitbehindHalak,leavingJohansentosweepithomewith3:43remainingtotiethescoreat3.Itdidntgetanyeasier,butIthoughtwedidagoodjobofgettingtothenetandgettingtherebounds,Dubinskysaid.Wegotrewarded,butwedefinitelyearnedit.TheBlueJacketspeltedHalakinovertimeduringa4on3powerplay,buttheydidntscoreandoncametheshootoutnotthattheBlueJacketsminded.Theyare82inshootoutsthisseason,andJohansenisabigreason.MarkLetestuwentfirstfortheJacketsandbeatHalakoverhisleftpad,settingthestageforJohanseninthesecondround.JohansenspatentedmovecallittheDirtyDownshiftortheSlowJoeFizzhasbeensuccessfulon6of10attemptsthisseason.AsJohansenreachestheslot,heslowstoacrawlandwaitsoutthegoaltenderforwhatmustseemaneternity.SometimesIknowwhatImdoing,andsometimesIdont,Johansensaid.Tonight,IdidntknowwhatIwasdoing.

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    Butitdoesntlookthatway.DubinskysaidJohansenisalmostautomatic.RichardssaidhethinksJohansenisgoingtoscoreeverytime.Whenaskedifanyplayerhehasevercoachedhasmadehimfeelthatway,helookedtotheceilingandthoughtamoment.Probablynot,hesaid.JohansenbeatHalakthroughhispadsinthesecondround,withjustasimpleflickofthepuckwithhisleftarm.Hesamasteroftheshootouts,Bobrovskysaid.Itsgreattohavethoseplayersonyourside.BlueJackets4,Islanders3(SO)NYI 1 1 1 0 3Columbus 1 0 2 0 4Columbuswonshootout20FIRSTPERIOD:Scoring1,N.Y.Islanders,Boulton1(Cizikas,Leddy),2:54.2,Columbus,Dubinsky11(Prout,Anisimov),7:06.SECOND:Scoring3,N.Y.Islanders,Tavares35(Boychuk,Leddy),2:03.PenaltiesBailey,NYI(hooking),8:54;Jenner,Clm(highsticking),15:47.THIRD:Scoring4,N.Y.Islanders,Strome17(Hamonic,Tavares),:55.5,Columbus,Johnson8(Foligno,Hartnell),11:08.6,Columbus,Johansen26(Atkinson,Savard),16:17.PenaltyGoloubef,Clm(delayofgame),18:00.OVERTIME:PenaltyBoychuk,NYI(interference),:22.SHOOTOUT:N.Y.Islanders0(NielsenNG,OkposoNG),Columbus2(LetestuG,JohansenG).Shotsongoal:N.Y.Islanders61012028.Columbus9914739.Powerplays:N.Y.Islanders0of2;Columbus0of2.Goalies:N.Y.Islanders,Halak36163(39shots36saves).Columbus,Bobrovsky27172(2825).A:15,361.T:2:35.

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    http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2015/04/03/Jackets_notebook_43.htmlBlueJacketsnotebook:DanositsafterproductivestretchByShawnMitchellApril3,2015ThereturnoffourthlinemainstayJaredBolltotheBlueJacketslineuplastnightatNationwideArenafora43shootoutwinovertheNewYorkIslandersdidntraisemanyeyebrows.ButtheplayerwhosteppedasidetomakeroomforBollcertainlydid.RookierightwingMarkoDanowasahealthyscratchforthefirsttimesincehewasrecalledfromminorleagueSpringfieldinFebruary.Danohadplayedin22consecutivegamesandhadbecomeapillarofathirdlinethatbeenadynamicforceastheBlueJacketswonafranchiserecord11gamesinMarch.Danohadthreegoalsandsixassistsinhispast10games,andhemostlyplayedonalinewithleftwingScottHartnell(11goalsinMarch,themostbyaBlueJacketinamonth)andcenterAlexanderWennberg.ButJeremyMorinmovedupintoDanosspotlastnight,withBollslidingintohisfamiliarspotonthefourthline.IlikethewayJeremyMorinhasplayed,anditsachanceforhimtogoupandplaywithWennbergandHartnell,coachToddRichardssaid.Forayoungplayer,youcanlearnalotbywatching.Itsachancefor(Dano)tositandwatch.Heworkedhard(yesterday),hellhaveadayofpractice(today),andwellseeaboutSaturday(againstPittsburgh).Tome,itspartoftheprocess.BollservedathreegamesuspensionforanillegalchecktotheheadofAnaheimforwardPatrickMaroononMarch24.ShakeitoffAstomachillnesskeptdefensemanJackJohnsonoutofthemorningskate,butitdidntkeephimoutofthelineup.NordiditkeepJohnsonfromscoringinathirdstraightgame,duringwhichhehad23:23oficetime.Johnsonsaidhisfianceeforcedhimtochokedownafewsaltinesbeforethegame,andthatwasallthatheateyesterday.Ifyouthinkyouretired,youretired,Johnsonsaid.Iyouthinkyourenottired,yourenottired.Johnson,RyanJohansenandDavidSavardaretheonlythreeBlueJacketswhohaventmissedagamebecauseofinjuryorillnessthisseason.JohnsoncuttheIslandersleadto32with8:52remaininginregulation,twonightsafterscoringanovertimewinneragainstNewJersey.Hehaseightgoalsand28assistsin74games.His36pointsarethemosthehashadinanyofhisthreeplusseasonswiththeBlueJackets.MilestonemomentThewinwasthe200thNHLcoachingvictoryinRichardscareer.Richards,48,is20017636in412NHLgames,including12310520withtheBlueJacketssincetakingoverforScottArnielduringthe201112season.

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    Richardsisthe71stNHLcoachtoreach200wins.HeneedsonemoretocatchcurrentJacketsassistantCraigHartsburg(2012086913instintswithChicago,AnaheimandOttawa).NEXTGAMEOpponent:vs.PittsburghPenguinsWhen:2p.m.SaturdayTV:FoxSportsOhioRadio:WBNSFM(97.1)

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    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2015/04/03/jacketsdubinskyfindsrivalscanbeniceofftheice.htmlBobHuntercommentary|Rumblings:JacketsDubinskyfindsrivalscanbeniceofftheiceByBobHunterApril3,2015FeistyBlueJacketsforwardBrandonDubinskysaidoneofthedangersofcharitygolfoutingsintheoffseasonisthatyoumightfindoutthatsomeoneyouabsolutelyhateontheiceisnttheogreyouthoughthewas.HerecalledthetimethattheagentforScottHartnell,thenwithPhiladelphia,calledtheJacketsJaredBolltoseeifhewouldparticipateinanouting,andBollinturncalledDubinsky.Iwaslike,ScottHartnell?WhywouldIwanttogolfwithScottHartnell?Dubinskysaid.NowthatHartnellisinColumbus,Dubinskyhasatotallydifferentviewofhisagitatingteammate.Youstarthangingoutwiththeseguysandyoucometogripswiththefactthat,youknowwhat,thisisaprettygoodguy,Dubinskysaid.Theguywhocomestomindis(Bostonpest)BradMarchand.Icantstandthatguy,butIhadafewbeerswithhimonenightjustchattingwithhimandhesaprettygoodguy.Itdoesntmeanweregoingtolikeeachotherontheice.Imean,probablynot.BillKurelicofBucknuts.comhasanalyzedthecollegefootballrecruitingbusinessfornearlythreedecades,butevenhecanbethrownforaloopattimes.SuchwasthecasewhenrunningbackDemarioMcCallchoseOhioStateonSaturday.WeallknewDemarioMcCalllikelywasgoingtopickOhioStateeventually,butwhenaskedwhetherheplannedtodoitonhisunofficialvisitlastweekendhekeptsaying,Notyet.Notyet,Kurelicsaid.Yousawwhathappened.ThespeedsterfromtheClevelandsuburbofNorthRidgevillecommittedtotheBuckeyesafterwatchingaspringpracticeandspeakingwithcoachUrbanMeyer.Sowhomightbethenexttocommittotheclassof2016?Kureliccouldnotpredict,buthedidhazardaguess.LinebackerBrendanFernsisoneofthemoresoughtafterplayersinthecountry,andhesaidheplanstomakeseveralvisitsbeforemakinguphismind,KurelicsaidoftheprospectfromSt.ClairsvilleineasternOhio.HeisvisitingOhioStatethisweekend,andthoughIdontnecessarilyexpecthimtocommit,Iwouldnotbetotallyshockedifhedoes.TheBuckeyeswanthimrealbad.MichigancoachJimHarbaughsplantohavesixsatellitefootballcampsacrossthecountry,includingoneinPrattville,Ala.,didntexactlythrillAuburncoachGusMalzahn.HarbaughisfollowinginthefootstepsofPennStatecoachJamesFranklin,whohadsatellitecampsatStetson,inFlorida,andGeorgiaStatelastyeartohelpexpandtheschoolsrecruitingreach.Staffscanserveasguestsatoutofstatecamps,whichhasledsomeprogramstotrytotakeadvantageofallthetalentinSoutheasternConferencecountry.SECcoaches,however,areupsetbecausetheirleaguehasaruleprohibitingthemfrombeingaffiliatedwithacampmorethan50milesfromcampus.

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    IthinktheSECcoacheslastyearmadeitclearthatwedlikeittobethatwaythroughoutthecountry,MalzahntoldtheMontgomery(Ala.)Advertiser.Thatwasastanceafterourlastspringmeetings,andIstillfeelthesame.InadditiontoPrattville,theMichiganstaffisexpectedtobeatcampsinearlyJuneinTampa,Fla.;Houston;Dallas;Pennsylvania,andCalifornia.Threegamesintotheseason,CrewSCstoptwoscorersfrom2014haveoneassistbetweenthemandnogoals.FedericoHiguainandEthanFinlayeachhad11goalsandsevenassistsforColumbuslasts