Blue Jackets play at Detroit again tonight looking to even record at 2-2

JAN. 19, 2021 II at DETROIT RED WINGS II LITTLE CAESARS ARENA II 7:30 PM ET

CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV:  FOX Sports Ohio   Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst), Dave Maetzold (reporter)     

Radio:  CD92.9 FM        Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record:  1-2-0, 2 pts. (5th-T, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.00 Goals-For/3.33 Goals-Against… Shots:  34.3 Shots-For/35.0 Shots-Against

Power Play:  0.0 percent (0-of-5)… Penalty Kill:  100 percent (8-of-8)

Penalty Minutes:  12.0 PIM (4th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  0-0-0 (0-0)

DETROIT RED WINGS

Record:  1-2-0, 2 pts. (5th-T, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.00 Goals-For/2.67 Goals-Against… Shots:  24.0 Shots-For/34.3 Shots-Against

Power Play:  0.0 percent (0-of-6)… Penalty Kill:  77.8 percent (7-of-9)

Penalty Minutes:  14.3 PIM (1st-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  0-0-0 (0-0)

Players to Watch:  C Dylan Larkin (Club’s top scorer past three seasons); LW Tyler Bertuzzi (Has back-to-back 21-goal seasons)

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 40-43-1-12 in 96 regular season games vs. the Red Wings, including a 18-24-0-5 mark on the road… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 22-4-2 since Mar. 17, 2011, including a 12-1-0 mark since the start of the 2016-17 season… The Blue Jackets have gone 9-0-1 in their last 10 visits to Detroit (last regulation loss was 2-1 on Oct. 15, 2013)… Columbus has won five-straight in the series since a 5-3 Red Wings win in Columbus on Oct. 30, 2018… Goals:  CBJ – 229, DET – 287… CBJ PP:  55-of-409 (13.4 pct.)…CBJ PK:  316-of-390 (81.0 pct.).

This Season (CBJ, 1-0-0)

Jan. 18 – Columbus 3, at Detroit 2

Jan. 19 – at Detroit

Mar. 2 – at COLUMBUS

Mar. 27 – at Detroit… Mar. 28 – at Detroit

Apr. 27 – at COLUMBUS

May 7 – at COLUMBUS… May 8 – at COLUMBUS

2019-20 Results (CBJ, 3-0-0)

Nov. 21, 2019 – at Columbus 5, Detroit 4

Dec. 17, 2019 – Columbus 5, at Detroit 3

Feb. 7, 2020 – at Columbus 2, Detroit 1

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets are celebrating their 20th season as a member of the NHL in 2020-21.
  • The Blue Jackets picked up their first win of the season at Detroit on Monday after dropping a pair of games at Nashville (3-1, 5-2).
  • Tonight’s game is the fourth of four consecutive road games to open the season for Columbus, which hosts the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning in its home-opener on Thursday.
  • This season marks the second time in club history the Jackets have opened a campaign with multiple road games (2008-09:  two games – 5-4 OT win at Dallas and a 3-1 loss at Phoenix).
  • The Blue Jackets beat Detroit 3-2 on Monday after allowing the first goal of the game, while the club lost twice at Nashville on Jan. 14 and 16 despite taking 1-0 leads in both contests.
  • Columbus has killed off all eight opponent power play attempts this season.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

  • Joonas Korpisalo picked up his first win of the season with 35 saves in Monday’s 3-2 win at Detroit and added an assist on Pierre-Luc Dubois’ game-winning goal in the third period.  He is 1-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA and .944 SV%, stopping 67-of-71 shots in two appearances.
  • C/LW Alexandre Texier has collected points in the past two games (2-1-3), including 1-1-2 at Nashville last Saturday.
  • Michael Del Zotto is riding a two-game point streak (0-3-3).
  • LW Boone Jenner scored the Blue Jackets’ first goal of the season last Thursday at Nashville and added an assist at Detroit on Monday to raise his career totals to 114-111-225 in 492 games as a Blue Jacket.  He has taken over sole position of fifth place on the club’s all-time goals list (was tied with David Vyborny) and is now tied for sixth place on the career points list with Brandon Dubinsky.
  • RW Oliver Bjorkstrand tallied 1-1-2 at Detroit on Monday and has now scored 15 goals in his last 20 regular season games.
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois scored his first goal of the season at Detroit on Monday and extended his consecutive games played streak to 237 consecutive games, trailing only Jason Chimera (243 from Oct. 9, 2005-Apr. 5, 2008) and R.J. Umberger (288 from Oct. 10, 2008-Jan. 10, 2012) for the longest streak in CBJ history. 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • RW Cam Atkinson is two goals shy of 200 in his CBJ/NHL career.
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois is seven assists shy of 100 in his CBJ/NHL career.
  • LW Nick Foligno is three goals shy of 200 in his NHL career.
  • Seth Jones is two assists shy of 200 in his NHL career and five points shy of 200 as a Blue Jacket.

OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT/ROSTER REPORT

  • LW Gus Nyquist (shoulder surgery on Nov. 3; Injured Reserve) is expected to miss five-to-six months.
  • Mikko Koivu (COVID-19 protocols) is unavailable.
    • TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  6.

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