Blue Jackets to play third game in 3 nights with St. Louis Blues coming to town

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (1-0-1, 3 pts./H: 0-0-1, 1 pt./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).

ST. LOUIS BLUES (1-0-0, 2 pts./H: 1-0-0, 2 pts./A: 0-0-0, 0 pts.)

2020-21 Record: 27-20-9 pts. (4th, Honda West)… Playoffs:  Lost in First Round (Colorado, 4-0)  

Goals:  2.98 Goals-For/2.98 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.0 Shots-For/29.8 Shots-Against

Power Play:  23.2 percent (6h, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.8 percent (25th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  8.1 PIM (18th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  8-6-3 (2-3)

Leaders:  LW David Perron (Led club in assists and points with 19-39-58 in 56 GP)…  D Torey Krug (Led team defensemen in scoring with 2-30-32 in 51 GP)… G Jordan Binnington (18-14-8, 2.65 GAA, .910 SV%, 0 SO in 42 GP).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 32-39-16 in 87 all-time meetings, including 21-15-7 at home and 11-24-9 on the road… Of Note: The teams did not meet during the 2020-21 season… Columbus went 1-0-1 in 2019-20, winning the lone meeting at Nationwide Arena, 3-2 in overtime, on Nov. 15, 2019… The Blue Jackets have picked up points in three of the last four games against the Blues (2-1-1)… St. Louis owns three of the five shutouts in the all-time series (Manny Legace, 25 saves in 3-0 win at STL on Apr. 5, 2008 – most recent)… Columbus’ R.J. Umberger scored the only hat trick in the series, recording the feat in a 5-2 win at Columbus on Nov. 30, 2009.

CBJ VS. STL, 2021-22

AT COLUMBUS:  March 19 (5 p.m.)

At St. Louis:  November 27 (8 p.m.)

CBJ PRESEASON NOTES

The Blue Jackets play their third game in three days to open their eight-game preseason slate…. The club has picked up points in the first two preseason contests (1-0-1), including posting a point in a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo on Tuesday… The Blue Jackets and Blues meet again in the preseason on Oct. 8 at Enterprise Center (8 p.m.)… Columbus plays home-and-home sets vs. the Buffalo Sabres (Sept. 28 at CBJ, Oct. 4 at BUF), Pittsburgh Penguins (Sept. 27 at PIT, Oct. 9 at CBJ) and Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 2 at DET, Oct. 6 at CBJ).

CBJ NEXT FIVE DAYS

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

MON/OCT. 4              10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – at Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center

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