Blue Jackets get bombed by Mantha and Washington Capitals, 7-2

Anthony Mantha got Capitals going with 2 goals in the first period

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 PP – Bjorkstrand (22), P. Laine (24)
Washington: 
A. Mantha (5), A. Mantha (6), M. Fehervary (5), PP – A. Ovechkin (38), C. McMichael (8), EN – C. Sheary (16), PP – E. Kuznetsov (20)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 J. Korpisalo (6 saves, L,), Merzlikins (20 saves)
Washington: 
V. Vanecek (39 saves, W)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets had their three-game winning streak snapped with tonight’s loss and are now 13-7-2 in the last 22 games.
  • Columbus now has points in eight of the last 12 games of the series vs. Washington since Feb. 26, 2018 (7-4-1) with the loss.
  • The Blue Jackets killed off three-of-five Washington power play attempts tonight and have killed off 25-of-29 attempts in the last ten games of the series (86.2 pct.)
  • With two assists by defensemen tonight, CBJ now have 139 points by blueliners this season.
  • CBJ concluded their 10th of 15 back-to-back sets this season, with the club falling to 3-6-1 in 2nd games (8-10-2 overall).
  • The Blue Jackets finished 1-for-5 on the power play against the Capitals and have recorded PPGs in six of the last nine games (7-of-29; 24.1 pct.).
  • CBJ fell to 10-5-1 in Thursday games this season (4-1-1 at home).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the Blue Jackets’ first goal of the game, giving him 2-4-6 in the last four games.  The forward now has points in eight of the last ten games (6-5-11) and in 14 of the last 19 contests (10-8-18, overall 22-24-46 in 60 GP).

·        C Max Domi tallied his 23rd assist of the season and has now collected assists in six of his last nine games (0-8-8, overall 9-23-32 in 52 outings).

·        LW Patrik Laine scored his team-leading 24th goal of the season.  He has 5-5-10 in the last nine games and 18-13-31 while recording points in 18 of his 22 outings since Jan. 27.

·        D Andrew Peeke recorded his 12th assist of the campaign to give him 0-3-3 in the last six games (overall, 1-12-13 in 62 GP).

·        RW Jakub Voracek recorded his team-leading 41st assist of the campaign to give him 1-11-12 in his last 14 games.  He now has 31 primary assists, ranking fourth-T in the NHL.

·        D Zach Werenski recorded an assist to give him points in four consecutive games (1-4-5) and in six of the last seven outings (2-5-7).  With 10-30-40 in 56 contests, he has notched his fourth career 40-point campaign.

POST-GAME VIDEO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  | F Oliver Bjorkstrand  | D Zach Werenski

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Friday, March 17                     Practice – 12:00pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Saturday, March 18                St. Louis – 5:00pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Sunday, March 19                   Practice – 12:00pm ET at Nationwide Arena

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