Jan 30, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu (55) and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) battle for a faceo ff at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won the game 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 01/31/14

Cannonballs is a daily series where we will gather up links to other interesting stories from the Columbus Blue Jackets blogosphere, as well as general NHL and hockey news. While we strive to bring you the best coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets here at the Union and Blue, there are several other CBJ blogs that do a great job as well. So with that, here is today’s edition of Union and Blue Cannonballs! 

 

Jan 30, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) hugs goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) after a win against the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won the game 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 You can read all about it here! [ Union and Blue ] [ Puck Rakers ] [ The Cannon ] [ BlueJackets.com ] [ By the Numbers - BlueJackets.com ]

Prospal at Peace Vinny Prospal has retired from the NHL and gave Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch one last interview. Be sure to read the last paragraph. [ Puck Rakers ]

Blue Jackets rise above 50% Fenwick For and Corsi For Do you like advanced stats? Me neither. But check out this article from Nick Biss. It’s pretty good. [ Rubber Duck Hockey ]

FanSided

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop Leave the Game in Opening Minutes with Injury He took a skate to the back of the head from a teammate and did not return to the game [ Bolts By The Bay ]

In a Tough Western Conference, Minnesota Wild Refuse to Quit The Wild are playing in the Western Conference, easily the hardest of the two conferences.  This doesn’t deter them though! [ Gone Puck Wild ]

NHL

Team Canada: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not This article looks at player’s stats since the announcement and the stats of players who did not make the team. [ The Hockey Writers ]

Adam Oates is a Moose Giggles all around [ SB Nation ]

Ryan Getzlaf Figures out Adulthood, has MVP Season for Anaheim Ducks The captain of the Ducks has finally figured out how to be a captain [ Puck Daddy ]

 

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