MAR. 11, 2021 II VS. FLORIDA PANTHERS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET
GAME AT A GLANCE
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)
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
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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