Red Wings blast Jackets 5-2 in Friday night action

CBJ POST-GAME NOTES: RED WINGS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2

MAY 7, 2021 II VS. DETROIT RED WINGS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 G. Bayreuther (1), N. Gerbe (1)
Detroit: 
PP – J. Veleno (1), D. DeKeyser (3), J. Vrana (18), EN – V. Namestnikov (7), EN – V. Namestnikov (8)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 M. Kivlenieks (31 saves, L)
Detroit: 
T. Greiss (22 saves, W)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • Columbus had its five-game point streak (2-0-3) snapped in tonight’s regulation loss to Detroit.
  • CBJ fell to 24-7-3 in the last 34 meetings in the Detroit series since Mar. 28, 2012, including 3-3-1 in seven games this season.
  • The Blue Jackets are 7-2-0 in the last nine games in the series at Nationwide Arena.
  • The winning team has recorded three-plus goals in 13 of the last 15 contests in the Detroit series.
  • The Blue Jackets have killed off 52-of-59 opponent power play attempts in the last 24 games (88.1 pct.) and 55-of-63 opponent power play attempts in the last 27 contests (87.3 pct.) after killing off one-of-two Detroit attempts in tonight’s game.
  • CBJ have scored first 32 times this season, including scoring first 1:43 into tonight’s contest.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        D Gavin Bayreuther scored his first goal as a Blue Jacket and third of his NHL career.

·        C Nathan Gerbe scored his first goal of the campaign (1-1-2 in 8 GP).

·        D Vladislav Gavrikov recorded his tenth assist of the season and has assists in two-straight games (0-3-3; overall 2-10-12 in 54 GP).

·        LW Eric Robinson registered an assist and has 2-3-5 in the last nine games (7-9-16 in 55 GP).

·        LW Patrik Laine recorded his tenth assist of the campaign giving him 12-10-22 in 45 games.

·        C Liam Foudy tallied an assist giving him 0-4-4 in 23 games.

·        G Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 31-of-34 shots in his season debut.  He last played an NHL game on Feb. 28, 2020 vs. Minnesota.

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella  |  D Gavin Bayreuther  |  F Nathan Gerbe

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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

Monday, May 10                     Player Exit Interviews, Media Availability (Times TBD)

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