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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Matt Calvert
Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent.
For more than 60 minutes, the Columbus Blue Jackets just couldn't manage to give their power-play unit a chance.
Relentless is the word Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky chose to describe the surging Blue Jackets' style of play.
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets keep finding ways to win.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets activated forward Matt Calvert off injured reserve Thursday after he missed seven games because of a shoulder injury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were excited that Matt Calvert — their pesty, pesky forechecking forward — was close to returning from a shoulder injury.
Jeff Carter, the Columbus Blue Jackets' major offseason acquisition, has a hairline crack on the top of his right foot and may be held out of Tuesday's home game against Dallas.
Jonathan Sigalet and Mike Blunden scored 26 seconds apart in the first period and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their preseason opener under new coach Scott Arneil, 5-2 over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
"We stuck with it and we just kept playing and kept going and we got a split in Pittsburgh and that's what we wanted," Calvert said.
"You always dream about being the hero in overtime," Calvert said. "We battled for it and it didn't come easy. We were down a couple goals at different times. The penalty kill was great when it had to be and it's just a great feeling right now."