Blue Jackets hit the road to Dallas taking on the Stars tonight

MAR. 4, 2021 II at DALLAS STARS II AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER II 7:30 PM CT (8:30 PM ET)

CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION

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

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record:  9-10-5, 23 pts.  (5th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.71 Goals-For/3.17 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.1 Shots-For/31.5 Shots-Against

Power Play:  17.5 percent (22nd, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  72.7 percent (27th-T, NHL)

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

DALLAS STARS

Record:  6-7-4, 16 pts. (8th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.71 Goals-For/2.65 Goals-Against… Shots:  27.8 Shots-For/29.4 Shots-Against

Power Play:  26.6 percent (7th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.1 percent (17th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  8.9 PIM (21st-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-2-2 (0-2)

Players to Watch: D John Klingberg (2010 fifth round pick has recorded 40-plus points in five of his first six seasons)… C Joe Pavelski (Leads Dallas with 10-10-20 in 2020-21 and has recorded eight 60-point campaigns in his career)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 28-28-6 in 61 regular season games vs. Dallas, including 13-14-2 on the road… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 9-1-0 in the last 10 games against the Stars since Dec. 29, 2015 and 14-3-1 against the club dating back to Jan. 28, 2013… Columbus has won three-straight road games in the series and is 7-1-0 in the last eight at Dallas since Dec. 29, 2011… Six of the last eight meetings have been decided by a single goal, including two after regulation… CBJ’s Sergei Bobrovsky posted the most recent shutout in the all-time series with a 32-save shutout in a 3-0 win on Oct. 22, 2016 at Dallas… Goals:  CBJ – 149, DAL – 169… CBJ PP:  41-of-222 (18.5%)… CBJ PK:  214-of-247 (86.6%).

This Season (CBJ, 1-1-0)

Feb. 2 – Dallas 6, at Columbus 3

Feb. 4 – at COLUMBUS 4, Dallas 3

Mar. 4 – at Dallas… Mar. 6 – at Dallas

Mar. 13 – at COLUMBUS… Mar. 15 – at COLUMBUS

Apr. 15 – at Dallas… Apr. 17 – at Dallas

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

Oct. 16, 2019 – at Columbus 3, Dallas 2

Mar. 28, 2020 – at Dallas (Cancelled)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

Columbus snapped a five-game losing streak (0-4-1) with a 4-1 victory over Detroit on Tuesay… The Blue Jackets have scored the game’s first goal in a League-high 17 of their 24 games, including each of the last three contests… CBJ are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019, including 4-1-1 on the road over that stretch… Columbus ranks 12th-T in the NHL in power play percentage since Feb. 1 (21.6; 8-of-37)… The Blue Jackets are second in the League with five shorthanded goals in 2020-21 (Montreal; 7)… CBJ rank ninth in the NHL in scoring by team defensemen with 7-40-47.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson notched his NHL-leading fourth shorthanded goal and added an assist for his fourth multi-point effort of the campaign on Tuesday vs. Detroit.  He has 9-6-15 with four multi-point outings in the last 13 games… C Boone Jenner has posted 4-3-7 in the past 10 outings… D Seth Jones has collected assists in two-straight games and is tied for the NHL lead among NHL blueliners in assists and second-T in points since Feb. 1 with 1-11-12 in 14 games… G Joonas Korpisalo, who has started the last five games for the Blue Jackets, has posted a 1.77 GAA and .935 SV% in his past three games since Feb. 25… RW Patrik Laine has tallied 19-7-26 in 19 career games against Dallas, recording the most goals and points against any team in his career… C Riley Nash has posted points in two-straight games (1-1-2)… C Jack Roslovic has notched points in 10 of the last 15 games, including four multi-point efforts (5-9-14).

MILESTONES

•     C Max Domi is one game from 400 in his NHL career (84-174-258, 399 GP).

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

•     C Jack Roslovic is three games from 200 in his NHL career (31-50-81, 197 GP).

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT

•       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.

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  60.

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