Blue Jackets try to redeem themselves in this afternoon’s matchup with Red Wings



TV:  NBCSN                    John Forslund (play-by-play), Anson Carter (color analyst)               

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


COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (13-14-8, 34 pts./5th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.51 Goals-For/3.14 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.7 Shots-For/31.3 Shots-Against

Power Play:  15.1 percent (26th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  75.6 percent (25th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  6.7 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-5-3 (2-3)

DETROIT RED WINGS (11-20-4, 26 pts./8th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.14 Goals-For/3.26 Goals-Against… Shots:  27.6 Shots-For/31.4 Shots-Against

Power Play:  12.0 percent (29th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  71.4 percent (29th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.5 PIM (10th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  1-4-0 (0-0)

Players to Watch:  Dylan Larkin (2014 15th overall pick has posted 284 points in 420 career games, including three-straight 50-point campaigns from 2017-20); D Filip Hronek (Leads team in assists and points with 1-18-19 in 35 GP in 2020-21)


Results:  Columbus has gone 41-44-1-13 in 99 regular season games vs. the Red Wings, including a 18-25-0-6 mark on the road… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 23-5-3 since Mar. 17, 2011, including an 13-2-1 mark since the start of the 2016-17 season… The Blue Jackets had their seven-game point streak (6-0-1) against the Red Wings snapped in Saturday’s 3-1 loss… CBJ also had their 11-game road point streak (9-0-2) snapped with the regulation loss… Goals:  CBJ – 236, DET – 292… CBJ PP:  56-of-418 (13.4 pct.)…CBJ PK:  321-of-397 (80.9 pct.).

This Season (CBJ, 2-1-1)

Jan. 18 – COLUMBUS 3, at Detroit 2

Jan. 19 – at Detroit 3, COLUMBUS 2 (OT)

Mar. 2 – at COLUMBUS 4, Detroit 1

Mar. 27 – at Detroit 3, COLUMBUS 1

Mar. 28 – at Detroit

Apr. 27 – at COLUMBUS

May 7 – at COLUMBUS… May 8 – at COLUMBUS

2019-20 Results (CBJ, 3-0-0)

Nov. 21, 2019 – at Columbus 5, Detroit 4

Dec. 17, 2019 – Columbus 5, at Detroit 3

Feb. 7, 2020 – at Columbus 2, Detroit 1


The Blue Jackets fell in regulation for just the second time in the last eight games (3-2-3) with the 3-1 loss at Detroit on Saturday… The club moved to 3-2-0 in the last five road contests… The Jackets have played past regulation in six of their last eight outings… The Jackets are in a stretch of 10 of 12 games against the top three teams in the Central Division (Tampa Bay, Florida, Carolina) from Mar. 18-Apr. 8… The club continues its first of two six-game road trips, with games in Detroit, Tampa Bay and Florida from Mar. 27-Apr. 4… The Blue Jackets play six games in nine days over that stretch, including back-to-backs to open (Mar. 27-28 at Detroit) and close (Apr. 3-4 at Florida) the trip… The Blue Jackets have recorded points in four of the five second games of back-to-back sets this season (2-1-2 overall; 1-1-1 on the road)… The Jackets are 12-5-4 in their last 21 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019.


RW Cam Atkinson has 11-8-19 with five multi-point outings in the last 24 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand has posted 6-6-12 in the last 12 games.  He leads the club in goals (tied), assists, points and multi-point efforts with 12-16-28 and seven multi-point outings in 35 games.  The winger has posted three multi-point efforts in the last seven contests against the club (3-5-8)… C Boone Jenner has recorded points in each of the last eight contests overall against Detroit (5-4-9) and five-straight road contests in the series (2-4-6)… D Seth Jones collected his second multi-point outing in the last four games with two assists on Thursday and has 3-3-6 in the past six contests.  He has recorded .72 points a game since February 1 (4-14-18 in 25 GP)… G Joonas Korpisalo has posted a 2.39 GAA and .916 SV% in his past 11 games since February 25… D Zach Werenski has recorded points in six of the last nine games with 3-4-7.


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

•     D Dean Kukan is one game from 100 for his NHL career (2-16-18, 99 GP).

•     LW Eric Robinson is one game from 100 in his NHL career (11-10-21, 99 GP).


•       LW Gus Nyquist (shoulder surgery on Nov. 3; Injured Reserve) is expected to miss five-to-six months.

•       RW Emil Bemstrom (lower body injury on Mar. 17) is expected to miss a week.

•       G Joonas Korpisalo (lower body injury) is day-to-day.

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  82.


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