Blue Jackets gets solid play in all phases in 4-2 win over Nashville

CBJ POST-GAME NOTES: BLUE JACKETS 4, PREDATORS 2

MAY 5, 2021 II VS. NASHVILLE PREDATORS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 PP – J. Roslovic (11), O. Bjorkstrand (16), M. Grigorenko (4), EN – O. Bjorkstrand (17)
Nashville: 
T. Jeannot (4), C. Jarnkrok (13)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 E. Merzlikins (30 saves, W)
Nashville: 
J. Saros (23 saves, L)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • Columbus picked up points for the fifth-straight contest with tonight’s regulation win over Nashville (2-0-3).
  • CBJ have collected points in six of their last eight home games (3-2-3).
  • The Blue Jackets are 3-1-1 in the last five games against the Predators at Nationwide Arena after tonight’s win.
  • The winning team has scored three-plus goals in 17 of the last 18 meetings in the series, including seven of the eight meetings this season.  The winner has scored four-plus goals in 13 of the last 18 outings, including tonight’s game.
  • CBJ have killed off 23-of-26 Nashville power play attempts in the last 11 games after killing off Nashville’s lone attempt tonight.
  • The Blue Jackets have killed off 51-of-57 opponent power play attempts in the last 23 games (89.5 pct.) and 54-of-61 opponent power play attempts in the last 26 contests (88.5 pct.).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand registered his third three-point game and ninth multi-point effort of the campaign with two goals and an assist in his 300th NHL career game.  He has 3-7-10 in the last nine outings.  He leads the team in goals, points, assists, and multi-point efforts with 17-25-42 in 54 games.  He set a new single-season career high in points (previously 40 in 2017-18).

·        RW Cam Atkinson tallied two assists, notching his 400th NHL career point on his helper in the second period.  He ranks second on the team in goals and points (tied) with 14-19-33 in 54 games.

·        C Jack Roslovic notched his 100th career NHL point with the second period power play goal.  He ranks second on the club in assists, points (tied) and multi-point efforts with 11-22-33 and eight multi-point contests in 46 GP.  He has recorded 5-6-11 in the last 14 games, including 1-2-3 in the last two contests.

·        C Mikhail Grigorenko scored a goal, giving him points in two-straight games (1-1-2).  He has 2-1-3 in the last five outings (overall, 4-8-12 in 30 GP).

·        D Mikko Lehtonen registered his second multi-point game of the season, and first with the Blue Jackets, with two assists.  He has 0-3-3 in the last five games (0-6-6 in 26 GP).

·        D Vladislav Gavrikov tallied his first multi-point game of the season with two assists.  He has 1-4-5 in the last 11 games (2-9-11 in 53 GP).

·        C Max Domi registered his 15th assist of the campaign and has 3-8-11 in his last 15 GP (8-15-23 in 52 GP).

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella |  F Oliver Bjorkstrand   G Elvis Merzlikins

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 6                      No Practice

Friday, May 7                           vs. Detroit – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Saturday, May 8                      vs. Detroit – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

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