APR. 8, 2021 II VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET
GAME AT A GLANCE
Columbus: M. Del Zotto (3), J. Roslovic (8), Z. Werenski (7), M. Domi (7)
Tampa Bay: B. Coleman (8), PP – S. Stamkos (17), B. Goodrow (6), R. McDonagh (3), R. Colton (6), R. McDonagh (4)
Columbus: J. Korpisalo (3 saves on 6 shots, 5:41), E. Merzlikins (21 saves on 24 shots, 53:24, L)
Tampa Bay: A. Vasilevskiy (32 saves, W)
CBJ TEAM NOTES
- Tonight’s loss snapped the Blue Jackets’ four-game home point-streak against the Lightning (2-1-2).
- The Blue Jackets have recorded points in five of their last seven games in the series (3-2-2), including four of the six games this season (3-2-1).
- The winning team has scored three-plus goals in 16 of the last 18 regular season meetings between the teams.
- The Jackets have killed off 25-of-27 opponent power play attempts in the last 11 games (92.6 pct.) and 28-of-31 opponent power play attempts in the last 14 contests (90.3 pct.) after killing off 3-of-4 power play attempts tonight.
- The Blue Jackets scored a goal in each period for the eighth time this season and the second-straight contest.
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
· C Jack Roslovic registered his second-straight multi-point game, his seventh overall, with a goal and two assists. It was his second three-point effort of the season (0-3-3 on Mar. 13 vs. Dallas). He has points in five of the last seven home games (2-8-10). He leads the team in assists and ranks second-T in points with 8-19-27 in 34 GP.
· D Zach Werenski scored his seventh goal of the season and has posted 6-7-13 in the last 16 games, including points in five of the last six (3-3-6; overall 7-13-20 in 35 GP).
· C Max Domi scored for the second-straight game (2-1-3). He has 2-3-5 in the last five games (7-10-17 in 42 GP).
· D Michael Del Zotto scored a goal, giving him two points in the last four games (1-1-2; 3-6-9 in 39 GP).
· RW Cam Atkinson registered an assist for his second-straight game and has 2-4-6 in the last nine outings. He is second-T on the club in points with 13-14-27 in 42 GP.
· C Alexandre Texier recorded his tenth assist of the campaign, giving him assists in two-straight games. He has 0-5-5 in the last eight games (4-10-14 in 38 GP).
· RW Oliver Bjorkstrand tallied his 18th assist of the season and is second on the team in assists with 14-18-32 in 42 GP. He has recorded 8-8-16 in the last 19 games, including 4-5-9 in the past 12 outings.
· C Mikhail Grigorenko registered his sixth assist of the season (2-6-8 in 21 GP).
· D Dean Kukan tallied an assist and has 1-4-5 in 26 contests.
· G Elvis Merzlikins recorded his first career regular season assist. He previously registered an assist in the 2020 playoffs on Aug. 7 vs. Toronto.
POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS
CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, April 9 Practice – 12 pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Saturday, April 10 vs. Chicago Blackhawks – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Sunday, April 11 Practice – 12 pm ET at Nationwide Arena
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