Blue Jackets blow 4-1 lead, gets point in OT loss to Florida Panthers, 5-4

MAR. 11, 2021 II VS. FLORIDA PANTHERS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 O. Bjorkstrand (9), O. Bjorkstrand (10), PP – P. Laine (9), M. Domi (4)
Florida: 
P. Hornqvist (11), R. Lomberg (1), O. Tippett (3), PP – A. Barkov (9), F. Vatrano (9)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus: 
E. Merzlikins (28 saves, OTL)
Florida: 
S. Bobrovsky (28 saves, OTW)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • Columbus has points in 17 of the last 18 home games vs. Florida since Dec. 9, 2009 (14-1-3) with tonight’s overtime loss.
  • Ten of the last 21 meetings between CBJ and Florida have been decided after regulation, including seven of the last 11 at Nationwide Arena.
  • The winning team has scored 3+ goals in 12 of the past 13 games of the series (incl. SO goals).
  • Columbus outshot Florida 15-4 in the second period.
  • The Blue Jackets scored the first goal for the 19th time this season and the 12th time in the last 17 games.
  • Columbus has now played in 15 one-goal contests this season (7-2-6).
  • The Blue Jackets are 9-3-2 in their last 14 March games overall since March 24, 2019.
  • The club has recorded points in six of its last ten home contests (4-4-2).
  • CBJ have posted points in seven of the last eight Thursday games (5-1-2).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand recorded his third career three-point game with two goals and one assist.  He tallied 3-1-4 in the two-game Florida series this week.  He leads the team in goals (tied), assists (tied), points and multi-point efforts with 10-12-22 and six multi-point outings in 28 games.

·        C Max Domi registered his first multi-point game of the season with one goal and one assist and has 4-5-9 on the campaign

·        RW Patrik Laine recorded his fourth multi-point game of the season with one goal and one assist (9-6-15).  He has 17 points in nine career games vs. Florida (8-9-17).

·        RW Cam Atkinson tallied one assist and ranks second on the club in points with 10-10-20.  He has 5-3-8 in the last ten home games.

·        D Zach Werenski recorded his eighth assist of the season (1-8-9) and has four assists in the last five games (0-4-4).

·        C Jack Roslovic registered his tenth assist of the season and ranks third-T on the club in assists and points (5-10-15).

·        C  Riley Nash tallied an assist and has points in three of the last six games (1-2-3).

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella |  F Oliver Bjorkstrand   F Max Domi   F Patrik Laine

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Friday, March 12                     Practice – 12 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Saturday, March 13                vs Dallas Stars – 5 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Sunday, March 14                   vs Dallas Stars – 5 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

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