Columbus Blue Jackets welcome in Sergei Bobrovsky and Florida Panthers for two games this week

JAN. 26, 2021 II vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV:  FOX Sports Ohio             Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst)               

Radio:  97.1 The Fan              Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

TODAY’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 

Record:  2-2-2, 6 pts. (2nd, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.50 Goals-For/3.00 Goals-Against… Shots:  30.0 Shots-For/33.5 Shots-Against

Power Play:  7.7 percent (28th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  84.6 percent (11th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  8.0 PIM (15th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  0-2-0 (0-0)

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Record:  2-0-0, 4 pts. (4th-T, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  5.00 Goals-For/3.00 Goals-Against… Shots:  33.0 Shots-For/33.0 Shots-Against

Power Play:  37.5 percent (4th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  40.0 percent (31st, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  5.0 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-0-0 (0-0)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 23-8-2 in 33 regular season games vs. the Panthers, including 14-3-1 at home… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 9-1-0 in the last 10 meetings against the Panthers overall, outscoring them 37-21 over that stretch… Columbus has picked up points in 14-straight home games against the club since Dec. 9, 2009 (13-0-1), including wins in each of the past seven games at Nationwide Arena since Feb. 27, 2016… Four of the last eight games at Nationwide Arena have been decided in a shootout (CBJ; 3-1)… The winning team has scored three or more goals (including SO goals) in eight of the last nine meetings… Each team has recorded three shutouts in the all-time series while neither team has recorded a penalty shot… Goals:  CBJ – 100, FLA – 75… CBJ PP:  23-of-112 (20.5%)…CBJ PK:  102-of-114 (89.5%).

This Season (CBJ, 0-0-0)

Jan. 26 – at COLUMBUS… Jan. 28 – at COLUMBUS

Mar. 9 – at COLUMBUS… Mar. 11 – at COLUMBUS

Apr. 3 – at Florida… Apr. 4 – at Florida

Apr. 19 – at Florida… Apr. 20 – at Florida

2019-20 Results (CBJ, 2-1-0)

Dec. 7, 2019 – at Florida 4, Columbus 1

Dec. 31 – at Columbus 4, Florida 1

Feb. 4 – at Columbus 1, Florida 0 (OT)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

Columbus earned points in all four games played last week (2-0-2)… Dating back to last season, the Blue Jackets have picked up points in 16-straight games (10-0-6) against teams that typically reside in the Atlantic Division (BOS, BUF, DET, FLA, MTL, OTT, TBL, TOR).  The club plays Tampa Bay and Florida during a four-game homestand… The Blue Jackets are in a stretch of eight of 10 games played at Nationwide Arena from Jan. 21-Feb. 8.  The only two games played away from Ohio during that stretch are Jan. 29 and 31 at Chicago… Columbus has scored almost half of its goals on the season (7-of-15) in the third period… The winning team has allowed the first goal in each of the first six Blue Jackets games this season.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

The club saw 14 different players record a point in a 5-2 win on Saturday against Tampa Bay, tied for the second-most in a single game in franchise history… F Nick Foligno (2-0-2) and RW Cam Atkinson (0-2-2) are riding two-game point streaks… D Michael Del Zotto’s four assists rank ninth-T among NHL blueliners this season… F Boone Jenner, who has notched 2-2-4 in six games this season, has posted 3-3-6 with two multi-point efforts in his last six games against Florida, including 2-2-4 in his last three contests at Nationwide Arena… D Zach Werenski, who notched his first goal of the campaign on Saturday, has recorded 5-2-7 with two multi-point efforts in his last five appearances against the Panthers, including an active three-game home point streak vs. the club (4-1-5).

MILESTONES

RW Cam Atkinson is two goals from 200 in his NHL career (198-172-370, 577 GP).

LW Nick Foligno is one goal from 200 in his NHL career (199-270-467, 914 GP).

Seth Jones is one assist from 200 in his NHL career (60-199-259, 530 GP) and four points from 200 in his CBJ career (45-151-196, 331 GP).

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT

  • LW Gus Nyquist (shoulder surgery on Nov. 3; Injured Reserve) is expected to miss five-to-six months.
  • RW Patrik Laine (upper body; Injured Reserve) is day-to-day.
    • TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  12.

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