CBJ Today: Maple Leafs 5, Blue Jackets 2: Jackets don’t capitalize on only power play

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The Blue Jackets don’t get many power plays. They haven’t complained about it publicly, but the suggestion — whispered in the dressing room, or couched when spoken plainly — is they get very little respect as a perennial loser that only now is learning how to win on a big stage.Those few man-advantages, then, must not be wasted. Even if they don’t score goals, they must be used to shift momentum, perhaps rattle or exhaust the opponent. [...] Michael Arace: Tortorella, Babcock can lead coaching clinic
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella and his guest, Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs, were stationed behind opposing benches in Nationwide Arena on Wednesday night. Between them stood Jody Shelley, of course, and the Jack Adams Award.It’s good to see Tortorella where he is, and Babcock where he is, and to see where their teams are. They are flesh and blood and brains in an age of increasing automation.A year ago, their teams were the two worst in the Eastern [...] Blue Jackets notebook: Jenner's goal worthy of highlight reel
The one-handed goal Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scored off the rush against Buffalo on Tuesday may be the "goal of the year," as many have said.But the Blue Jackets’ Boone Jenner has an entry in the discussion.On Sunday, Jenner was deep in Devils territory, killing a penalty while three New Jersey players — forwards Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri and defenseman Andy Greene — tried to wrest the puck off his stick.Jenner rimmed [...] Michael Arace: Blue Jackets rookie Zach Werenski quietly makes difficult look easy
Blue Jackets fans will get a chance to see two of the top three candidates for rookie of the year when Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner visit Nationwide Arena tonight. The third top candidate, Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets, also plays north of the border. It is a good year to be young, and in Canada.Zach Werenski?"I find it incredible he’s not mentioned as often as (Matthews and Marner) and Laine," said Blue Jackets assistant coach [...] Blue Jackets | Leafs' Matthews, Jackets' Werenski develop bond as star rookies
When they first met as 15-year-olds at a summer tryout camp for the U.S. National Team Development Program, Zach Werenski didn’t know Auston Matthews’ name. He knew him simply as “the kid from Arizona.”“I had no idea who he was,” Werenski said. “He had like eight goals in the four games (at camp) and scored in every shootout between periods. I was like, ‘Who is this kid?’ ”Now the whole hockey-loving world [...]
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