Blue Jackets play solid game; two unlucky bounces, puck hitting skate and stick leads to 3-1 loss to Montreal

GAME AT A GLANCE

THREE STARS
1st –
 David Savard, MTL (1-0-1); 2nd – Sam Montembeault, MTL (stopped 30-of-31 shots); 3rd – Mathieu Olivier, CBJ (1-0-1)

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 M. Olivier (2)
Montreal: 
A. Xhekaj (3), D. Savard (1), EN – S. Monahan (5)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus: 
J. Korpisalo (26 saves, L) 
Montreal: 
S. Montembeault (30 saves, W)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Columbus PP:  0-for-3, 6 shots
Montreal PP:  0-for-3, 2 shots

BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets fell to 4-2-1 in the last seven games with tonight’s loss to the Canadiens. The club is also now 4-2-0 in the last six games at Nationwide Arena.
  • Columbus had its six-game win streak and eight-game points streak vs. Montreal (7-0-1) snapped.  The club now has points in 15 of the last 19 games (13-4-2) since Jan. 25, 2016.
  • The winning team in the series has recorded three-plus goals in 12 of the last 13 games.
  • Columbus killed off all three of Montreal’s power play attempts tonight and has now killed off 28-of-30 attempts over the last 12 meetings since Mar. 12, 2018 (93.3 pct.).
  • CBJ have scored 26 goals in the past seven outings (3.71 per game).
  • The Blue Jackets have scored the first goal of the game in five of the last seven contests, including tonight.

BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES

«  The Blue Jackets were led by LW Johnny Gaudreau in shots (7), LW Eric Robinson inhits (4) and D Andrew Peeke in blocked shots (5) and TOI (23:47).

«  RW Mathieu Olivier scored Columbus’ lone goal to give him 2-1-3 in his last five games (overall 2-2-4 in 17 GP).  He tied his career high in shots with five (also Nov. 17, 2022 vs. MTL).

BLUE JACKETS POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  | G Joonas Korpisalo  | F Mathieu Olivier  | D Andrew Peeke


CANADIENS POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS

HC Martin St. Louis | C Kirby Dach  |  D Arber Xhekaj

BLUE JACKETS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, Nov. 24                   No Practice

Friday, Nov. 25                         vs. NY Islanders – 8pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Saturday, Nov. 26                    at Nashville – 8pm ET at Bridgestone Arena

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