Blue Jackets get blitzed by 3 Rangers second period goals in 5-3 loss

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 PP – Voracek (1), E. Robinson (2), A. Texier (4)
NY Rangers: 
A. Panarin (3), C. Kreider (10), A. Panarin (4), J. Trouba (1), PP – C. Kreider (11)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 E. Merzlikins (36 saves, L)
NY Rangers: 
I. Shesterkin (31 saves, 53:15 W); A. Georgiev (2 saves, 6:24)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets fell for the second-straight game with tonight’s loss.  It’s the first time the club has lost consecutive outings this season.
  • The Jackets concluded their first of 16 back-to-back sets tonight against the Rangers.  The club’s next back-to-back set is Nov. 26 vs. Vancouver and Nov. 27 at St. Louis.
  • Columbus fell to 1-2-0 on its current four-game homestand.  The team concludes the homestand on Monday vs. Detroit.
  • CBJ moved to 10-7-1 in the last 18 games overall vs. the NY Rangers.
  • The winning team in the series has posted 3+ goals in 37-of-41 games, including 17 of the last 19.
  • CBJ allowed five Rangers goals at home for the third time in the series history (MR: 1/13/19).
  • CBJ killed off one-of-two Rangers’ power plays tonight and allowed a power play goal for the first time in five games.  The team had killed off all 11 opponent power play attempts in the last four contests.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Jakub Voracek stretched his point streak to five-straight games (1-6-7) with his first goal of the season.  He leads the club in assists with 1-11-12 in 12 games.

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand recorded his tenth assist of the campaign and now has points in five-straight games (2-4-6), one game shy of his career best.  He leads the club in points and ranks second in goals and assists with 5-10-15 in 12 outings.

·        C Cole Sillinger registered an assist, giving him 3-2-5 in the past four games (4-3-7 overall in 12 GP).

·        LW Eric Robinson scored his second goal of the campaign to give him points in a career high three consecutive games (1-2-3, overall 2-3-5 in 12 GP).

·        D Jake Bean registered his first assist of the season on Robinson’s goal and now has 2-1-3 in the past four appearances.

·        D Zach Werenski tallied his fifth assist of the campaign.  He leads CBJ blueliners in points and ranks second in assists and goals with 2-5-7 in 12 games.

·        C Alexandre Texier scored his fourth goal of the season and now has points in three-straight games (2-1-3).  Its tied for the longest point streak of his career (fourth time; MR: Apr. 6-10, 2021)..

·        D Vladislav Gavrikov tallied his sixth assist of the campaign, giving him three assists in the last three games (0-3-3).  He leads CBJ defensemen in assists with 0-6-6 in 11 GP.

·        D Gavin Bayreuther notched his first point of the season and first career helper with the Blue Jackets with the secondary assist on Texier’s third period goal.

POST-GAME VIDEO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  |  F Boone Jenner |  G Elvis Merzlikins  |  D Zach Werenski

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 14            Day Off

Monday, November 15          vs. Detroit – 7pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Tuesday, November 16          Practice – 12pm ET at Nationwide Arena

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