Sports Blue Jackets thump Lightning hours after trading Dubois

06:31  24 january  2021
06:31  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Hours after trading disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois , the Columbus Blue Jackets got three first-period goals and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Columbus Blue Jackets ’ Elvis Merzlikins, top, of Latvia, celebrates their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammate Nick Foligno after an

The ongoing drama between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pierre-Luc Dubois is starting to reach a new level. The disgruntled centre requested a trade after agreeing to a two-year, million contract at the start of training camp. This is not the first time Dubois has seen a decline in playing time since

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hours after trading disgruntled centre Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Columbus Blue Jackets got three first-period goals and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Saturday.

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Nick Foligno, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vladislav Gavrikov, Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson scored, and Elvis Merzlikins had 30 saves as the Blue Jackets played their most explosive game of the season. Fifteen different Columbus players recorded points.

The Blue Jackets’ second victory in six games came shortly after Dubois, one of the team’s leading scorers, was sent to Winnipeg in exchange for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic in a deal announced early Saturday.

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The 22-year-old Dubois requested a trade shortly after signing a two-year, -million bridge contract just days before the season started Trade negotiations hit a fever pitch on Friday after Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella benched Dubois in Thursday's overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning .

The Blue Jackets are on the verge of trading their disgruntled No. 1 center, sources told The Athletic late The Winnipeg Jets are believed to be the front-runners for Dubois , according to TSN’s Darren Dreger Dubois has almost certainly played his last game for the Blue Jackets . The Jets and Blue

Victor Hedman and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, who lost for the first time in their first four games. Andrei Vasilevsky made 22 saves.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Corey Perry scored in his first game with Montreal in a win over Vancouver that concluded a stellar season-opening trip.

Montreal improved to 4-0-2, joining the 1968-69 Canadiens as the only teams in NHL history to open a season with six road games and get at least a point in each of them.

Perry was promoted off the taxi squad to replace Joel Armia, who was concussed by a hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers as the Canadiens trounced the Canucks 7-3 on Thursday. Montreal also got goals Saturday from Nick Suzuki, Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin and Joel Edmundson. Elias Pettersson and Nils Hoglander scored for Vancouver.

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Dubois was sent to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for right winger Patrik Laine and Columbus native Jack Roslovic on Saturday. After a drop-pass by Grigorenko, Vasilevskiy appeared to stop Kevin Stenlund’s blast from the right circle.

Dubois played less than four minutes against the Lightning , all in the first period of a game that went to OT. Tortorella deflected such questions about benching Dubois , but after that display in the Blue Jackets ’ 3-2 OT loss to the Lightning , what can you really say?

Carey Price made 23 saves to collect his 350th NHL win. Vancouver’s Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots.


BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron had two goals apiece and Boston, which hadn’t led by two goals in any of its first four games this season, scored five times in a row to pull away and beat Philadelphia.

Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith each had a goal and an assist in the second period to break open a 1-1 tie. Marchand scored twice in the third, and Bergeron finished it off with his second goal of the night to help Boston earn its second straight victory over Philadelphia.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 16 shots for his first win of the season.

Kevin Hayes scored and Carter Hart made 20 saves for Philadelphia.


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Korpisalo makes 31 stops, Blue Jackets beat Blackhawks 2-1 .
CHICAGO — The Columbus Blue Jackets had tired legs and a fresh Joonas Korpisalo. On Friday night, at least, it was enough. Korpisalo made 31 saves and Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist, sending Columbus to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. “We weren't as sharp as we like to be, but Korpisalo was easily our best player,” coach John Tortorella said. The Blue Jackets have one of the NHL's best goaltender tandems in Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins, and that duo played a key role in consecutive wins. A night after Merzlikins had 33 saves in a 3-2 shootout victory over Florida, Korpisalo took over.

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