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Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4)


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vs. Buf 
L 1-4
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vs. Chi 
W 4-1
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vs. TB 
W 3-1
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vs. TB 
W 7-3
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Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus.

The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the trade deadline but was still stuck in the mud.

Then the Blue Jackets caught fire down the stretch. They won seven of their last eight games to reach the playoffs, swept the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round and are shipping up to Boston - the city that produced the fiery coach - to start the next series on Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: A. Panarin87
Plus/Minus: J. Anderson25
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson295
PIM: P. Dubois64
Win: S. Bobrovsky37
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky9
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (12)
Shots: 2592 (16)
PP%: 15.4% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 512 (30)
Assists: 415 (16)
SH Goals: 8 (12)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 231 (21)
Shots Against: 2418 (25)
PK%: 85.0% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 556 (30)
Shutouts: 9 (4)
Sv%: 0.904 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/14 M. Nutivaara Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
3/29 A. McQuaid Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
2/18 R. Murray Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17 Z. Dalpe Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/15 Z. Dalpe Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/13 V. Gavrikov Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/12 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/11 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/9 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/7 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
4/4 A. Clendening Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/4 A. Texier Called up from minors from Cleveland-AHL
4/3 A. Clendening Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
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