Inside the Metro: Blue Jackets surging; Here comes the Isles; Stock up, Stock Down


INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN DIVISION 1. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS, 70 POINTS 2. NEW YORK RANGERS, 57 POINTS 3. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS, 56 POINTS 4. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, 54 POINTS 5. NEW JERSEY DEVILS, 53 POINTS 6. WASHINGTON CAPITALS, 52 POINTS 7. CAROLINA HURRICANES, 49 POINTS 8. NEW YORK ISLANDERS, 49 POINTS BLUE JACKETS SURGING The Columbus Blue Jackets have won a club record seven straight games and are 11-3 in their last 14 games. Things are starting to click for the Blue Jackets as their top players are healthy and rounding into form. The Blue Jackets have moved into the No. 2 wildcard spot and started peaking last year in between games 34-48, going 11-3 in their final 14 games and if the regular season had been 52 games instead of 48 games, they probably get in as they were playing some excellent hockey down the stretch. The key for them has beenRead More »

Pregame Report: Penguins @ Panthers; Fleury to start in goal


The Florida Panthers have made a few changes for tonight’s game upfront and in goal. Michael Frolik has been taking off of the Panthers first line. Zednik – Horton – Booth Stillman- Weiss-Dvorak Olesz – Campbell – Peltonen McLean – Kreps – Frolik Defensemen Bouwmeester – Skrastins McCabe – Ballard Boynton – Cullimore Tomas Voukon will start in goal. Backup goaltender Craig Anderson has started the Panthers previous four games. With four games remaining and two points behind the Rangers for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers are in a must-win situation tonight. For the Penguins they

Horton, McCabe to miss Tuesday’s game against Pittsburgh


The Florida Panthers will be without forward Nathan Horton and defenseman Bryan McCabe for Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. McCabe underwent surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone in his right eye and Horton will be sidelined for two weeks with a sliced tendon in his left ring finger. The Panthers and Penguins are tied with 76 points