Blue Jackets host Florida Panthers tonight in first of back to back games

Monday, March 8, 2021

MAR. 9, 2021 II vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

TODAY’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record:  10-11-5, 25 pts.  (5th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.62 Goals-For/3.19 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.5 Shots-For/31.0 Shots-Against

Power Play:  16.2 percent (25th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  74.2 percent (24th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.4 PIM (10th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-3-2 (1-2)

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Record:  15-5-4, 34 pts. (3rd, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  3.29 Goals-For/2.83 Goals-Against… Shots:  34.1 Shots-For/30.7 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.7 percent (10th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.1 percent (19th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  8.4 PIM (17th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-2-2 (1-2)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 24-8-3 in 35 regular season games vs. the Panthers, including 15-2-2 at home… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings against the Panthers overall, outscoring them 42-26 over that stretch… Columbus has picked up points in 16-straight home games against the club since Dec. 9, 2009 (14-0-2)… Six of the last 10 games at Nationwide Arena have been decided in a shootout (CBJ; 4-2)… The winning team has scored three or more goals (including SO goals) in 10 of the last 11 meetings… Each team has recorded three shutouts in the all-time series while neither team has recorded a penalty shot… Goals:  CBJ – 105, FLA – 80… CBJ PP:  24-of-121 (19.8%)…CBJ PK:  106-of-118 (89.8%).

This Season (CBJ, 1-0-1)

Jan. 26 – Florida 4, at COLUMBUS 3 (SO)

Jan. 28 – at COLUMBUS 3, Florida 2 (SO)

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 had its two-game win streak snapped with a 5-0 loss at Dallas on Saturday… The Blue Jackets begin a four-game homestand on Tuesday and play six of their next eight games at Nationwide Arena… The Jackets have picked up points in their past two Tuesday games (1-0-1)… CBJ have scored the game’s first goal in a League-high 18 of their 26 games, including four of the last five contests… The Jackets are 9-2-1 in their last 12 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019.  The club has won seven consecutive home games in the month since Mar. 9, 2019 (19-4-0 at NWA since Mar. 2, 2017)… The Blue Jackets are second in the League with five shorthanded goals in 2020-21 (Montreal; 7).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson has 9-6-15 with four multi-point outings in the last 15 games… C Boone Jenner, who notched his second multi-point effort of the season with 1-1-2 on Thursday at Dallas, has 5-4-9 in the past 12 outings… D Seth Jones ranks sixth-T among NHL blueliners in assists and 10th-T in points since Feb. 1 with 1-11-12 in 16 games… G Joonas Korpisalo, who has started the last seven games for the Blue Jackets, has posted a 2.25 GAA and .917 SV% in his past six games since Feb. 25… D David Savard is one of only three players in the NHL (Chicago’s Calvin de Haan and Edmonton’s Adam Larsson) to record 50-plus hits (62) and blocked shots (52) in 2020-21.

MILESTONES

•     RW Cam Atkinson is three games from 600 in his NHL career (208-179-387, 597 GP).

•     D Vlaidslav Gavrikov is five games from 100 in his NHL career (6-18-24, 95 GP).

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

•     C Jack Roslovic is one game from 200 in his NHL career (31-50-81, 199 GP).

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT

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

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  64.

COURTESY BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

RELATED ARTICLES
1 month ago