Blue Jackets 3 Nashville 0 Postgame Report

FEB. 18, 2021 II VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

BOX SCORE

Columbus (8-6-4, 20 pts overall) (5-2-2, 12 pts home) 1 1 1 3

Nashville (6-10-0, 12 pts) (1-6-0, 2 pts) 0 0 0 0

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus: 
C. Atkinson (7), M. Domi (3), EN –  E. Robinson (3)
Nashville: 

GOALTENDERS
Columbus: 
E. Merzlikins (32 saves, W)
Nashville: 
J. Saros (19 saves, L)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • With tonight’s victory, Columbus has won three of the last five games vs. Nashville at Nationwide Arena (CBJ; 3-2-0).
  • The winning team has scored three-plus goals in 13-straight meetings in the all-time series between Columbus and Nashville.
  • CBJ has recorded points in seven-of-nine home games this season (5-2-2).
  • CBJ scored first in today’s game and have scored first in fourteen of the eighteen contests, including the last seven-straight.
  • The Blue Jackets, who have 15 Thursday games this season, have posted points in five-straight Thursday games (4-0-1), with wins in the last four-straight.
  • The club scored one goal in the first period and now has scored 22 of its 52 goals in the opening 20 minutes of play.
  • The Blue Jackets earned their first shutout of the 2020-21 campaign with the 3-0 victory.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·       RW Cam Atkinson has goals in five-straight games and is now tied for the fifth-longest goal streak in club history.  It’s two shy of the franchise record, set by Geoff Sanderson from Nov. 5-17, 2002 and matched by Atkinson from Nov. 10-25, 2018.  He leads the club in goals and points in 2020-21 (7-7-14).

·       D Vladislav Gavrikov collected an assist and nowhas assists in three-straight home games and four of the last five home games (1-5-6).

·       RW Patrik Laine collected an assist giving him a four-game point streak (1-3-4).  He has points in six of the last seven games (4-3-7).

  • Seth Jones has points in seven of the last eight games (1-7-8) and six-of-nine home games this season (1-6-7) after collecting an assist.  He leads team defensemen in assists and points (1-8-9)
  • Elvis Merzlikins notched his first shutout of the year (sixth of his career).  Tonight was his first start since January 31.
  • Andrew Peeke (assist)has collected two assists in the four games he has played this season (0-2-2).

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella  | F Cam Atkinson  | F Max Domi  G Elvis Merzlikins

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