Blue Jackets welcome in the Dallas Stars for a Saturday matchup

MAR. 13, 2021 II vs. DALLAS STARS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 5 PM ET

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record:  10-12-6, 26 pts.  (5th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.64 Goals-For/3.29 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.0 Shots-For/31.1 Shots-Against

Power Play:  16.2 percent (25th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  72.5 percent (28th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.4 PIM (9th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-4-2 (1-2)

DALLAS STARS

Record:  8-9-5, 21 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.91 Goals-For/2.55 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.5 Shots-For/27.3 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.4 percent (11th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.8 percent (18th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  9.5 PIM (24th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-2-3 (0-3)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 29-29-6 in 64 regular season games vs. Dallas, including 15-14-4 at home… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 10-2-0 in the last 12 games against the Stars since Dec. 29, 2015 and 15-4-1 against the club dating back to Jan. 28, 2013… CBJ are 8-2-1 in the last 11 home games of the series dating back to the 2012-13 season… Seven of the last 10 meetings have been decided by a single goal, including two after regulation… Goals:  CBJ – 151, DAL – 176… CBJ PP:  41-of-227 (18.1%)… CBJ PK:  220-of-254 (86.6%).

This Season (CBJ, 2-2-0)

Feb. 2 – Dallas 6, at Columbus 3

Feb. 4 – at COLUMBUS 4, Dallas 3

Mar. 4 – COLUMBUS 3, at Dallas 2

Mar. 6 – at Dallas 5, COLUMBUS 0

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

The Blue Jackets complete their four-game homestand with a back-to-back set against the Stars on Saturday and Sunday.  The club is in a stretch of six of eight games played at Nationwide Arena from Mar. 9-25… The Blue Jackets are 4-3-1 in back-to-back games this season (2-2-0 in first game and 2-1-1 in second game)… CBJ have scored the game’s first goal in a League-high 19 of their 28 games, including five of the last seven contests… Columbus is 2-2-1 in March games this season.  The Jackets are 9-3-2 in their last 14 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019.  The club is 7-1-1 in home games in the month since Mar. 9, 2019 and 19-5-1 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 9-7-16 with four multi-point outings in the last 17 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand notched his third career three-point game with 2-1-3 on Thursday vs. Florida and has recorded 4-2-6 in the last five games overall and 5-3-8 in the past six contests at Nationwide Arena.  He leads CBJ with 7-7-14 in 15 home games this season… F Max Domi recorded his first multi-point outing with the Blue Jackets on Thursday with 1-1-2.  He has collected 2-11-13 in 16 career games vs. Dallas… G Joonas Korpisalo, who started eight games for the Blue Jackets from Feb. 23-Mar. 9, has posted a 2.37 GAA and .914 SV% in his past seven games since Feb. 25… LW/RW Patrik Laine, who recorded his fourth multi-point effort of the season with 1-1-2 on Thursday, has notched 19-7-26 in 21 career contests against the Stars… D David Savard is one of only three players in the NHL (Edmonton’s Adam Larsson and Darnell Nurse) to record 60-plus hits (65) and 50-plus blocked shots (54) in 2020-21.

MILESTONES

•     RW Cam Atkinson is one game from 600 in his NHL career (208-180-388, 599 GP).

•     D Vladislav Gavrikov is four games from 100 in his NHL career (6-18-24, 96 GP).

•     D Scott Harrington is three games from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 197 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:  66.

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