Columbus Blue Jackets Gameday Information: PRESEASON GAME 2 – SEPT. 28, 2021 VS. BUFFALO

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS. BUFFALO SABRES

CBJ TV:                     No TV                              Game will be streamed live at BlueJackets.com/CBJ App (Columbus TV area only)                                                                  
CBJ Radio:               97.1 The Fan                  Bob McElligott (play-by-play)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (1-0-0, 2 pts./H: 0-0-0, 0 pts./A: 1-0-0, 2 pts.)

2020-21 Record: 18-26-12, 48 pts. (8th, Discover Central Division)… Playoffs:  Did Not Qualify 

Goals:  2.39 Goals-For/3.29 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.0 Shots-For/32.4 Shots-Against

Power Play:  15.4 percent (27th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  79.0 percent (20th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.0 PIM (5th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  6-9-3 (3-3)

Leaders:  RW Oliver Bjorkstrand (Led club in goals, assists and points with 18-26-44 in 56 GP)… D Zach Werenski (Led club defensemen in goals with 7-13-20 in 35 GP)… G Elvis Merzlikins (8-12-5, 2.77 GAA, .916 SV%, 2 SO in 28 GP).

BUFFALO SABRES

2020-21 Record: 15-34-7, 37 pts. (8th, Mass Mutual East Division)… Playoffs:  Did Not Qualify

Goals:  2.39 Goals-For/3.50 Goals-Against… Shots:  28.4 Shots-For/33.7 Shots-Against

Power Play:  21.0 percent (12th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.7 percent (26th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes: 6.1 PIM (1st, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-4-3 (4-3)

Leading Returnees:  LW Victor Olofsson (Led club in assists with 13-19-32 in 56 GP)…  D Rasmus Dahlin (Led club defensemen in scoring with 5-18-23 in 56 GP)… G Dustin Tokarski (2-8-2, 3.54 GAA, .914 SV%, 0 SO GP).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 20-12-3 in 35 all-time meetings, including 10-5-1 at home and 10-7-2 on the road… Of Note: The teams did not meet during the 2020-21 season… Columbus went 1-0-2 vs. Buffalo in 2019-20… The Blue Jackets have gone 7-3-2 in the past 15 regular season meetings dating back to the start of the 2013-14 season, including a 2-0-2 mark in the past four…  Each team has recorded three shutouts in the series (CBJ:  Sergei Bobrovsky, 38 saves on Mar. 31, 2019; BUF:  Robin Lehner, 38 saves on Feb. 19, 2016 – most recent)… No Blue Jacket or Sabre has recorded a hat trick in the all-time series.

CBJ VS. BUF, 2021-22

AT COLUMBUS:  December 23 (7 p.m.)

At Buffalo:  November 22 (7 p.m.); December 20 (7 p.m.)

CBJ PRESEASON NOTES

The Blue Jackets opened their eight-game preseason schedule with a 3-0 victory in Pittsburgh on Monday… Yegor Chinakhov, Adam Boqvist and Emil Bemstrom (empty net) each scored while J-F Berube (20 saves) and Jet Greaves (eight saves) combined for the shutout… Columbus and Buffalo meet again in the preseason on Oct. 4 at KeyBank Center (7 p.m.)… Columbus also play home-and-home sets vs. the Penguins (Sept. 27 at PIT, Oct. 9 at CBJ), St. Louis Blues (Sept. 29 at CBJ, Oct. 8 at STL) and Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 2 at DET, Oct. 6 at CBJ).

CBJ NEXT FIVE DAYS

WED/SEPT. 29           10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES, NATIONWIDE ARENA

THU/SEPT. 30             NO PRACTICES SCHEDULED

FRI/OCT. 1                    11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

SAT/OCT. 2                  10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – at Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena

SUN/OCT. 3                 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

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