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Recapping from Wednesday night, Flyers 3 Jackets 2; Penalties too much to overcome for CBJ

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GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS

Columbus: N. Foligno (2), S. Jones (3)

Philadelphia: T. Pitlick (2), S. Laughton (1), PP – C. Giroux (8)


GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
J. Korpisalo (19 saves, L)

Philadelphia: B. Elliott (28 saves, W)

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BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES

  • Tonight’s loss snaps the Blue Jackets’ four-game home win streak.
  • Columbus has now picked up points in five of its last seven games (4-2-1, 9 pts.).
  • Tonight was the second of four meetings between Columbus and Philadelphia this season, with the Blue Jackets falling in each of the first two outings.  The two teams will play in Philadelphia on Feb. 18 and in Columbus two days later.
  • The loss snapped the longest point streak against an individual opponent at home in franchise history.  Prior to tonight, the Blue Jackets were 13-0-1 in their last 14 games at home vs. Philadelphia.  Their last regulation loss to the Flyers at Nationwide Arena was Dec. 13, 2005.
  • Tonight began a stretch where Columbus will play 10 of 15 games within the Metro division from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.
  • The Blue Jackets opened the scoring in a game for the ninth-straight contest (5-3-1).  It’s tied for the second longest streak of scoring the contest’s first goal in CBJ history (4-3-2 from Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 2010). The Blue Jackets notched the first goal of the game 10 times from Dec. 19, 2013-Jan. 10, 2014 (6-4-0).
  • The 3-2 result adds another game to the Blue Jackets’ one-goal game column, which leads the league with 17 contests (9-4-4).
  • Columbus outshot Philadelphia 30-to-22 in the game, aided by a 15-to-5 margin in the third period.
  • The Jackets went 0-for-1 on the power play in the game and are 10-for-40 (25.0 pct.) on the man-advantage in November (6th in the NHL).
  • The Blue Jackets went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill in the game.  Columbus has gone 27-of-30 (90.0 pct.) on the kill since Nov. 2, which is ranked 6th-T in the NHL.
  • Columbus’ five penalties were tied for the most in the game this season (3rd time, MR: 10/30 vs. EDM).
  • Tonight’s attendance was a crowd of 14,975.

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BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES

  • C Nick Foligno put the Jackets on the board with his second goal of the season and first since Oct. 7 vs. Buffalo.  He now has 1-3-4 in his last seven games.
  • D Seth Jones fired in the Blue Jackets second goal of the opening period to put Columbus in front 2-1 after 20 minutes.  The blueliner, who has 2-5-7 in his last nine games this season, has 4-2-6 in his last six games vs. the Flyers.  He led all Blue Jackets skaters in TOI (25:23) and shots (four).
  • RW Oliver Bjorkstrand had an assist on Jones’ goal to push his point streak to five-straight games (2-6-8).  His 12 points this month top all CBJ skaters (4-8-12).  His career long point streak is six-straight games that ran from Mar. 24-Apr. 2, 2019 (7-0-7).
  • RW Emil Bemstrom had the primary assist on Foligno’s tally for his sixth assist this season.  He has 3-4-7 in his last nine games.
  • LW Sonny Milano also grabbed an assist on the Blue Jackets opening goal, his third helper in his last five home games.  He has recorded a point in all four of his career games vs. the Flyers (1-4-5), including a two-assist performance on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia.
  • LW Gustav Nyquist had the primary assist on Jones’ goal, giving him 1-3-4 in his last five games. He has a four-game point streak vs. Philadelphia (1-3-4).
  • G Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves in the game but had his four-game win streak snapped (Nov. 15-25).  It was tied for his career-long (Oct. 4-27, 2018).
  • D Zach Werenski was held without a point, snapping his seven-game point streak (3-6-9), which tied the longest run by a blueliner in franchise history (third time, MR: Berard, 2005-06).

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POST-GAME AUDIO

Blue Jackets:

Coach John Tortorella | Oliver Bjorkstrand | Nick Foligno | Seth Jones
Flyers:

Coach Alain Vigneault | Brian Elliott | Claude Giroux | Robert Hagg | Scott Laughton

Friday, November 29 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Nationwide Arena (7 pm ET)

Saturday, November 30 at New York Islanders – Barclays Center (7pm ET)

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

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