Blue Jackets rebound from 9-4 debacle against Buffalo by 3-1 win over Calgary

GAME AT A GLANCE

THREE STARS
1st –
 Patrik Laine, CBJ (1-0-1); 2nd – Eric Robinson, CBJ (1-0-1); 3rd – Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ (stopped 19-of-20 shots faced; W)

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 P. Laine (7), E. Robinson (3), EN – S. Kuraly (7)
Calgary:
 M. Stone (3)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus: 
J. Korpisalo (12 saves on 12 shots on 20:00 TOI); E. Merzlikins (19 saves on 20 shots on 40:00 TOI, W) 
Calgary: 
J. Markstrom (24 saves, L)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Columbus PP:  0-for-7, 7 shots
Calgary PP:  0-for-5, 8 shots

BLUE JACKETS NOTE OF THE GAME

«  LW Patrik Laine scored a goal to extend his points streak to three consecutive games (3-1-4) and now has 5-1-6 in his last five appearances, including multiple goals in two of those contests.  He improved to 6-3-9 in 13 career games against the Flames, including points in four of his last five outings vs. the club (3-3-6).

BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets snapped a three-game losing streak (0-3-0) and improved to 6-6-2 in their last 14 contests following tonight’s victory over the Flames.  The club is also now 5-5-1 in the last 11 games at Nationwide Arena.
  • Columbus snapped Calgary’s six-game winning streak in the series with tonight’s win (CBJ; 1-5-1).
  • The winning team in the series has recorded three-plus goals in each of the last eight meetings.
  • The Blue Jackets killed off all five of Calgary’s power play attempts tonight and have now killed off all 14 Flames’ power play attempts over the last six games.
  • CBJ have scored 44 goals in the past 14 games (3.14).

BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES

«  The Blue Jackets were led by LW Patrik Laine in shots (6), D Tim Berni in hits (3), D Andrew Peeke in blocked shots (4) and D Vladislav Gavrikov in TOI (27:44).

«  C Jack Roslovic registered an assist for a second consecutive game and for the fourth time in the last five contests (0-4-4, overall 1-9-10 in 23 appearances).

«  RW Yegor Chinakhov recorded an assist for his second-straight game to give him 4-9-13 in 24 outings.  The forward has collected 2-5-7 in his last 11 contests.

«  LW Eric Robinson scored his seventh career game-winning goal and now has 3-5-8 in 25 appearances this season.

«  C Boone Jenner tallied an assist for his second-straight game (0-2-2) and now has 1-5-6 in the last six contests overall and 9-9-18 in 18 home outings this season.

«  C Sean Kuraly scored the Blue Jackets’ third goal of the game on an empty net to give him 7-3-10 in 24 appearances.

«  RW Mathieu Olivier recorded an assist and now has 2-2-4 in his last nine games (overall 2-3-5 in 21 GP).

BLUE JACKETS POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  | F Johnny Gaudreau  | F Patrik Laine  | G Elvis Merzlikins


FLAMES POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS

HC Darryl Sutter | G Jacob Markstrom  |  D MacKenzie Weegar

BLUE JACKETS UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Saturday, Dec. 10                    Practice – 12pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Sunday, Dec. 11                       vs. Los Angeles – 6pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Monday, Dec. 12                     Practice – 11am ET at FLA Live Arena

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