APRIL 12, 2021 II vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET
CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: Bally 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)
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Record: 15-20-8, 38 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division)
Goals: 2.49 Goals-For/3.21 Goals-Against… Shots: 29.1 Shots-For/31.8 Shots-Against
Power Play: 14.0 percent (29th, NHL)… Penalty Kill: 78.1 percent (20th, NHL)
Penalty Minutes: 6.7 PIM (3rd-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout): 4-5-3 (2-3)
Record: 19-18-5, 43 pts. (5th, Discover Central Division)
Goals: 2.76 Goals-For/3.10 Goals-Against… Shots: 29.4 Shots-For/33.3 Shots-Against
Power Play: 24.4 percent (6th, NHL)… Penalty Kill: 73.3 percent (30th, NHL)
Penalty Minutes: 6.6 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout): 6-3-2 (2-2)
Players to Watch: RW Patrick Kane (Ranks third-T in the NHL in assists and points with 14-38-52 in 42 GP); G Kevin Lankinen (Ranks second among NHL rookie netminders in wins with 15-11-4 record, 2.78 GAA and .915 SV%).
Results: Columbus has gone 36-44-2-12 in 94 regular season games vs. the Blackhawks, including a 19-20-1-7 mark at home… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 8-7-4 in 19 meetings since 2014, including a 4-3-2 mark in its past nine games at Nationwide Arena… Ten of the last 12 games at Nationwide Arena have been decided by a single goal, including five after regulation… Goals: CBJ – 254, CHI – 308… CBJ PP: 62-of-385 (16.1 pct.)… CBJ PK: 302-of-371 (81.4 pct.).
This Season (CBJ, 2-3-2)
Jan. 29 – COLUMBUS 2, at Chicago 1
Jan. 31 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 1
Feb. 11 – COLUMBUS 6, at Chicago 5
Feb. 13 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 2 (OT)
Feb. 23 – Chicago 6, at COLUMBUS 5 (SO)
Feb. 25 – Chicago 2, at COLUMBUS 0
Apr. 10 – Chicago 4, at COLUMBUS 3
Apr. 12 – at COLUMBUS
2019-20 Results (CBJ, 0-0-2)
Oct. 18, 2019 – at Chicago 3, Columbus 2 (OT)
Dec. 29, 2019 – Chicago 3, at Columbus 2 (SO)
CBJ TEAM NOTES
The Blue Jackets try to snap a two-game losing streak on Monday after falling to the Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday… Columbus concludes its four-game homestand with the Monday contest against Chicago… CBJ have killed off 29-of-32 opponent power play attempts in the past 12 games (90.6 pct; 3rd-T in NHL) and 32-of-36 over the last 15 (89.1 pct.; 2nd in NHL)… The Blue Jackets have played in 22 one-goal games this season… CBJ will play six of seven games on the road from Apr. 15-May 1 following Saturday’s outing against the Blackhawks, including the club’s second six-game road trip of the campaign (Apr. 15-25).
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
RW Cam Atkinson notched a goal on Saturday and has tallied 3-4-7 in the past 10 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand has notched 8-8-16 in the last 20 games. He leads the club in goals (tied) and points with 14-18-32 in 43 outings this season… D Michael Del Zotto has notched goals in two-straight games, matching his career best (Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2016). He has 2-1-3 in the last five contests… C Max Domi has recorded points in three-straight games (2-2-4) and has notched 2-4-6 in the past six contests… C Jack Roslovic collected an assist on Saturday and has assists in three-straight outings (2-4-6). He leads the team in assists and multi-point efforts (tied) and ranks second-T in points with 8-20-28 in 35 GP… C Alexandre Texier has collected assists in three-straight games (0-3-4) and has already set career highs in assists, points and games played this season (4-11-15 in 39 GP).
• RW Cam Atkinson is four points from 400 in his NHL career (212-184-396, 614 GP).
• D Michael Del Zotto is three games from 700 in his NHL career (60-186-246, 697 GP).
• LW Nick Foligno is one game from 600 in his CBJ career (142-192-334, 599 GP).
• D Scott Harrington is two games from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 198 GP).
• HC John Tortorella (670) is three wins from surpassing Mike Keenan (672) for 12th on NHL all-time wins list.
OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
• 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.
• C Boone Jenner (broken finger on Apr. 6) is expected to miss six weeks.
• D Zach Werenski (inguinal/sports hernia: Injured Reserve) is out for rest of the season.
• LW/C Nick Foligno (upper body injury) is day-to-day.
o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 106.
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