Blue Jackets try to win back-to-back games against Central Division foe Dallas Stars. Game at 5 PM

MAR. 14, 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:  105.7 FM                    Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

TODAY’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record:  11-12-6, 28 pts.  (5th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.69 Goals-For/3.28 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.9 Shots-For/31.1 Shots-Against

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

Penalty Minutes:  7.1 PIM (5th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  2-4-2 (1-2)

DALLAS STARS

Record:  8-9-6, 22 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.91 Goals-For/2.61 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.6 Shots-For/27.2 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.4 percent (10th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.8 percent (17th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  9.0 PIM (22nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-3-3 (0-3)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 30-29-6 in 65 regular season games vs. Dallas, including 16-14-4 at home… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 11-2-0 in the last 13 games against the Stars since Dec. 29, 2015 and 16-4-1 against the club dating back to Jan. 28, 2013… CBJ are 9-2-1 in the last 12 home games of the series dating back to the 2012-13 season… Eight of the last 11 meetings have been decided by a single goal, including three after regulation… Goals:  CBJ – 155, DAL – 179… 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 4, Dallas 3 (OT)

Mar. 14 – 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 have picked up points in their last two games (1-0-1)… The club completes its four-game homestand on Sunday against the Stars.  The club is in a stretch of six of eight games played at Nationwide Arena from Mar. 9-25… The Blue Jackets are 5-3-1 in back-to-back games this season (3-2-0 in first game and 2-1-1 in second game)… CBJ have scored the game’s first goal in a League-high 20 of their 29 games, including six of the last eight contests… Columbus is 3-2-1 in March games this season.  The Jackets are 10-3-2 in their last 15 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019.  The club is 8-1-1 in home games in the month since Mar. 9, 2019 and 20-5-1 at NWA since Mar. 2, 2017.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson skated in his 600th career NHL game on Saturday and has 10-7-17 with four multi-point outings in the last 18 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand has points in three-straight games (3-2-5).  He has recorded 4-3-7 in the last six games overall and 5-4-9 in the past seven contests at Nationwide Arena… F Max Domi has collected 1-1-2 in each of the last two games (2-2-4).  He has collected 3-12-15 in 17 career games vs. Dallas… G Joonas Korpisalo has posted a 2.37 GAA and .914 SV% in his past seven games since Feb. 25… LW/RW Patrik Laine has notched 19-7-26 in 22 career contests against the Stars… C Jack Roslovic collected his fifth multi-point effort of the season on Saturday and tied his career best with three assists (also Dec. 31, 2019 at Colorado).  His 13 assists are tied for the team lead in 2020-21… D Zach Werenski stretched his point streak to three games (1-3-4) with his second multi-point effort of the campaign, recording an assist and his fifth career overtime winner on Saturday.

MILESTONES

•     D Vladislav Gavrikov is three games from 100 in his NHL career (6-18-24, 97 GP).

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

•     D Dean Kukan is six games from 100 for his NHL career (2-16-18, 94 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:  67.

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