MAR. 25, 2021 II VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET
GAME AT A GLANCE
Columbus: Z. Werenski (4), PP – C. Atkinson (12), O. Bjorkstrand (12)
Carolina: C. Paquette (3), M. Necas (7), N. Niederreiter (14), S. Aho (14)
Columbus: J. Korpisalo (29 saves, OTL)
Carolina: A. Nedeljkovic (33 saves, OTW)
CBJ TEAM NOTES
- Columbus went 2-1-1 in the four-game series vs. Carolina with tonight’s overtime loss and is 3-3-1 this season against the Canes.
- CBJ won two-of-three overtime games in the 4-game Carolina series.
- Eight of the last 10 contests between Columbus and Carolina have been decided by a single goal.
- CBJ moved to 12-7-2 in the last 21 meetings in the series vs Carolina since Jan. 17, 2017 and have collected points in eight of the last eleven games in the series (7-3-1).
- The Jackets scored first for the 22nd time this season, including eight of the last 13 outings.
- Columbus has played in 20 one-goal contests this season (10-2-8), including six of the last seven games which were each decided after regulation.
- The club is 5-3-3 for the month of March this season and 12-4-4 in their last 20 March games overall since Mar. 24, 2019.
- CBJ have points in nine of their last ten Thursday games (6-1-3, 6-2-3 overall).
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
· D Seth Jones recorded his fourth multi-point game of the season while collecting his fourth career three-assist game (MR: Nov. 10, 2018 vs. NYR). He is now tied for the team lead in assists with 16 (4-16-20). He has points in five-of-seven games vs Carolina this season (3-6-9) and has seven points in the last five games overall (3-4-7).
· RW Cam Atkinson tallied his fifth multi-point game of the campaign with a goal and an assist. He is tied for most goals on the club this season (12-11-23 in 34 GP). He has 8-6-14 in 19 home games this season.
· D Zach Werenski scored and has three goals in the last four home games (3-1-4). He is tied for most goals by a CBJ defensemen this season (4-10-14, 27 GP).
· RW Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his 12th goal of the season. He leads the club in goals (tied), assists and points with 12-16-28 in 34 games.
· C Kevin Stenlund recorded an assist and has three points in the last four games (1-2-3, overall 5-5-10).
· RW Patrik Laine registered his eighth assist of the campaign (9-8-17). He has notched 15 points in 15 career games against the Hurricanes (8-7-15).
POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS
CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 27 at Detroit – 3 pm ET at Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, March 28 at Detroit – 3 pm ET at Little Caesars Arena
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