Blue Jackets hosts Chicago Blackhawks again tonight, 7 PM

FEB. 25, 2021 II vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION

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

Radio:  105.7 FM           Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record: 8-7-5, 21 pts. (5th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.95 Goals-For/3.40 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.9 Shots-For/32.4 Shots-Against

Power Play:  20.0 percent (17th-T, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  71.7 percent (27th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.0 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-3-2 (1-2)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Record:  10-6-4, 24 pts. (3rd, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  3.00 Goals-For/2.95 Goals-Against… Shots:  30.5 Shots-For/33.8 Shots-Against

Power Play:  33.3 percent (1st-T, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  76.6 percent (21st, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.2 PIM (3rd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  5-2-2 (1-2)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 36-42-2-12 in 92 regular season games vs. the Blackhawks, including a 19-18-1-7 mark at home… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 8-5-4 in 17 meetings since 2014, including a 4-1-2 mark in its past seven games at Nationwide Arena… Nine of the last 10 games at Nationwide Arena have been decided by a single goal, including five after regulation… Columbus is 9-of-23 on the power play vs. the Blackhawks in the last nine meetings at NWA (39.1 pct.). Goals:  CBJ – 251, CHI – 302… CBJ PP:  62-of-382 (16.2 pct.)… CBJ PK:  297-of-365 (81.4 pct.).

This Season (CBJ, 2-1-2)

Jan. 29 – COLUMBUS 2, at Chicago 1

Jan. 31 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 1

Feb. 11 – COLUMBUS 6, at Chicago 5

Feb. 13 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 2 (OT)

Feb. 23 – Chicago 6, at COLUMBUS 5 (SO)

Feb. 25 – at COLUMBUS

Apr. 10 – at COLUMBUS… Apr. 12 – at COLUMBUS

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

Oct. 18, 2019 – at Chicago 3, Columbus 2 (OT)

Dec. 29, 2019 – Chicago 3, at Columbus 2 (SO)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

Columbus, which has recorded points in eight of its 11 home games this season (5-3-3), concludes a four-game homestand (1-1-1) and hits the back half of five-of-seven games at Nationwide Arena from Feb. 18-Mar. 2… The Blue Jackets have scored the game’s first goal in a League-high 14 of their 20 games, including seven of the past nine outings… Columbus is 6-1-5 in one-goal games.  The 12 one-goal games are tied for the most in the NHL in 2020-21 (Anaheim)… CBJ are 4-1-1 in Thursday games this season and have rattled a five-game point streak (4-0-1) and four-game win streak on the day since falling 3-1 in Nashville in the season opener on Jan. 14… Thursday is the second contest in a stretch of four games in six days for the Blue Jackets… The Blue Jackets rank fifth in the NHL in power play percentage in the month of February (29.2 pct.; 7-of-24).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson tallied a goal and an assist on Tuesday vs. Chicago for his third multi-point effort of the season.  All three of  multi-point outings have come against the Blackhawks as he has notched points in four of the five games against the club this season (3-6-9) and has points in seven of the last nine games against the club since Feb. 24, 2018 (5-7-12)… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand notched his team-leading fifth multi-point contest of the season with his ninth career two-goal game on Tuesday vs. Chicago… D Gabriel Carlsson has collected points in both of his games played this season (1-1-2) after making his 2020-21 debut on February 20 vs. Nashville… C Boone Jenner has posted 3-2-5 in the past six outings… D Seth Jones, who picked up two assists on Tuesday, has collected 1-9-10 in the past 10 games… RW Patrik Laine tallied his third two-goal game and second three-point game after finishing with 2-1-3 on Tuesday vs. Chicago andhas posted 6-4-10 in his last nine games with the club… C Jack Roslovic has recorded points in three of the last four games against the Blackhawks (2-3-5) after picking up two assists on Tuesday and has posted points in eight of the last 11 games overall (4-8-12).

MILESTONES

•     C Max Domi is five games from 400 in his NHL career (84-174-258, 395 GP).

•     D Scott Harrington is three games from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 197 GP).

•     C Jack Roslovic is seven games from 200 in his NHL career (30-49-79, 193 GP).

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT

•       D Michael Del Zotto (lower body) is day-to-day.

•       G Elvis Merzlikins (upper body; Injured Reserve) is week-to-week.

•       LW Gus Nyquist (shoulder surgery on Nov. 3; Injured Reserve) is expected to miss five-to-six months.

•       D Zach Werenski (lower body) is day-to-day.

                       o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  52.

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