Blue Jackets try to leave Dallas with a win tonight. 8:00 game time

APRIL 17, 2021 II at DALLAS STARS II AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER II 8 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)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record: 15-21-9, 39 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.47 Goals-For/3.24 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.9 Shots-For/31.8 Shots-Against

Power Play:  13.9 percent (28th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.0 percent (21st, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  6.8 PIM (4th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-6-3 (2-3)

DALLAS STARS

Record: 16-14-12, 44 pts. (6th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.76 Goals-For/2.43 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.3 Shots-For/27.3 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.4 percent (6th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.5 percent (18th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.5 PIM (11th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  2-6-6 (1-6)

Players to Watch:  Joe Pavelski (Leads team in goals, assists and points with 17-22-39 in 42 GP); LW Jason Robertson (Ranks second among NHL rookies in goals (tied) and points and third in assists with 12-18-30 in 37 GP).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 30-30-7 in 67 regular season games vs. Dallas, including 14-16-2 on the road… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 11-3-1 in the last 15 games against the Stars since Dec. 29, 2015 and 16-5-2 against the club dating back to Jan. 28, 2013… CBJ are 8-3-0 in the last 11 road games of the series dating back to the 2011-12 season… Nine of the last 13 meetings have been decided by a single goal, including four after regulation… Goals:  CBJ – 157, DAL – 185… CBJ PP:  41-of-229 (17.9%)… CBJ PK:  222-of-256 (86.7%).

This Season (CBJ, 3-3-1)

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 – Dallas 2, at COLUMBUS 1 (SO)

Apr. 15 – at Dallas 4, COLUMBUS 1

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 fell for the fourth-straight game (0-3-1) after falling 4-1 in Dallas on Thursday… CBJ continue their second six-game road trip of the season on Saturday in Dallas and play six of the next seven games away from Nationwide Arena from Apr. 17-May 1… Columbus has killed off 32-of-36 opponent power play attempts in the past 14 games (88.9 pct; 3rd-T in NHL) and 35-of-40 over the last 17 (87.5 pct.; 1st-T in NHL)… The Blue Jackets have played in 23 one-goal games this season… The club has scored the first goal of the game on 27 occasions this season, including three consecutive.  The 27 first-goals, rank second-T in the NHL in that category.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Oliver Bjorkstrand, who leads the club in goals (tied), points and multi-point efforts (tied) with 14-18-32 and seven multi-point outings, has 2-2-4 in the past six games against the Stars… D Michael Del Zotto collected an assist on Thursday and has 2-1-3 in the past four games and 2-2-4 in the last seven outings… C Max Domi had his four-game point streak (2-3-5) snapped on Thursday.  He has notched 2-5-7 in the past eight contests… LW/RW Patrik Laine notched his fourth multi-goal game of the campaign with two assists on Monday.  He has tallied 19-7-26 in 24 career games against the Stars… C Jack Roslovic notched Columbus’ lone goal on Thursday and has 3-4-7 and two multi-point efforts in the last five appearances.  He has posted points in five of the seven games against Dallas this season (2-6-8)… C Alexandre Texier has already set career highs in assists, points and games played this season (4-11-15 in 39 GP).

MILESTONES

•     RW Cam Atkinson is four points from 400 in his NHL career (212-184-396, 616 GP).

•     D Michael Del Zotto is one game from 700 in his NHL career (60-186-246, 699 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.

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  114.

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