Penguins beats Jackets 3-2 on late Crosby goal

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 O. Bjorkstrand (17), J. Roslovic (9)
Pittsburgh: 
C. Ruhwedel (2), PP – E. Malkin (9), S. Crosby (16)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 E. Merzlikins (37 saves, L)
Pittsburgh: 
C. DeSmith (32 saves, W)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets fell for just the third time in the last ten games and are now 9-4-0 in the last 13 games since Jan. 27.  The club has lost back-to-back games for the first time in over a month when it lost three-straight from January 21-26.
  • CBJ fell to 2-3-1 in the last six meetings in the series vs. Pittsburgh and now have points in eight of the last 13 home games of the series (7-5-1).
  • Columbus finished the month of February 7-3-0, one win shy of tying the club record for wins in the month (Feb. 2011 and 2019).
  • The Blue Jackets killed of three-of-four of Pittsburgh’s power play chances tonight and have killed off 57-of-65 opponent power play chances over the last 20 games (87.7 pct.).
  • The Blue Jackets moved to 4-2-0 in Sunday games this season after tonight’s loss.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his 100th career NHL goal (100-113-213, 353 GP) in the first period to give him points in seven of the last 10 games (5-3-8; overall 17-19-36 in 51 GP).

·        Skating in his 100th CBJ career game, C Jack Roslovic recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist.  He has 1-3-4 in the last three games and 9-15-24 in 52 outings.

·        RW Jakub Voracek tallied his team-leading 36th assist of the campaign and now has 1-10-11 in the last 11 contests (2-36-38 in 51 GP).

·        G Elvis Merzlikins stopped 37 shots in his first start since February 17 at Chicago.

POST-GAME VIDEO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  |  F Oliver Bjorkstrand  F Sean Kuraly  |  F Jack Roslovic

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Monday, February 28             No Practice

Tuesday, March 1                    vs. New Jersey – 7pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Wednesday, March 2             No Practice

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