Apr 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (left) reacts with center Brandon Dubinsky (17) after Johnson scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 4/17/14

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!

Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jackets

Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3: Scrappy Start Blue Jackets remain positive despite last night’s loss. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

Why the Pittsburgh Penguins Can’t Sleep on the Columbus Blue Jackets Though they are the clear underdog, can the Jackets pull off an upset? One thing is sure, the Penguins can’t expect to win. [ Bleacher Report ]

FanSided

Ducks Win, But Ryan Getzlaf Was Injured Is this the break the Stars need? [ Too Many Men On The Site ]

NHL

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery First-Round Projections Check out these predictions by Bleacher Report. [ Bleacher Report ]

Ranking The Top Stars In The 2014 NHL Playoffs  See which players are expected to lead their team. [ Bleacher Report ]

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