GAME AT A GLANCE
Columbus: C. Atkinson (8), PP – P. Laine (7), PP – P. Laine (8), PP – O. Bjorkstrand (5), O. Bjorkstrand (6)
Chicago: PP – C. Soderberg (3), P. Kane (9), B. Hagel (1), D. Kubalik (6), PP – A. Boqvist (1), SO – A. DeBrincat
Columbus: J. Korpisalo (29 saves, SOL)
Chicago: K. Lankinen (25 saves, SOW)
CBJ TEAM NOTES
- CBJ moved to 4-2-4 in the past ten meetings with Chicago overall and 4-1-2 in the last six home games vs. the club.
- Nine of the last ten games vs. Chicago at Nationwide Arena have been decided by a single goal (five after regulation).
- CBJ have recorded points in three of their last four home games (2-1-1) following tonight’s shootout loss.
- Columbus has played in twelve one-goal contests this season (6-1-5) with six of the last nine games being decided by a single goal.
- The Blue Jackets have posted points in three-of-four Tuesday contests this season (0-1-3).
- CBJ recorded three power play goals for the first time this season. It’s the third time the club has scored multi-power play tallies in a game in 2020-21.
- Tonight marked the third time in franchise history that the club recorded three power play goals against the Blackhawks (Jan. 12, 2002 in 5-4 win vs. Chicago and Oct. 7, 2006 in 5-4 win at Chicago).
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
· RW Cam Atkinson recorded his third multi-point game this season with a goal and assist and has six goals in the last seven games. He leads the team in goals (tied) and points (8-8-16). He has points in four-of-five games vs. Chicago this year (3-6-9) and seven of the last nine games vs. the club (5-7-12).
· RW Oliver Bjorkstrand scored two goals and leads the team with five multi-point games this season. He also leads the club in assists (tied) and points (tied) with 6-10-16. It was his ninth career multi-goal contest and first in 2020-21.
· RW Patrik Laine registered two goals and one assist, giving him three multi-point games, and two three-point outings, this season (8-5-13). He has points in seven of the last nine games (6-4-10).
· D Seth Jones tallied two assists and has points in eight of the last ten games (1-9-10). He is tied for the team lead in assists and leads club defensemen in points (1-10-11).
· C Jack Roslovic recorded two assists, giving him points in eight of the last eleven games (4-8-12). He has points in three of the five games against the Blackhawks in 2020-21 (2-3-5).
· C Boone Jenner registered his fifth assist of the season and has five points in the last six games (3-2-5).
· D Gabriel Carlsson tallied an assist, giving him points in each of the last two games (1-1-2).
POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS
CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 25 vs. Chicago Blackhawks – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Friday, February 26 Practice – 12 pm ET at Nationwide Arena
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