MAR. 2, 2021 II VS. DETROIT RED WINGS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET
GAME AT A GLANCE
Columbus: SH – C. Atkinson (10), R. Nash (2), PP – J. Roslovic (5), B. Jenner (7)
Detroit: PP – A. Mantha (6)
Columbus: J. Korpisalo (19 saves, W)
Detroit: J. Bernier (23 saves on 27 shots on 40:00, L), T. Greiss (9 saves on 9 shots on 20:00)
CBJ TEAM NOTES
- The Blue Jackets improved to 23-4-3 in their last 30 meetings in the Detroit series since Mar. 28, 2012, including an active seven-game point streak (6-0-1).
- CBJ also improved to 12-3-1 in the past 16 home games vs. Detroit.
- The winning team has recorded 3+ goals in 10 of the last 11 contests between CBJ and Detroit.
- Columbus won its seventh-straight home game in the month of March dating back to Mar. 9, 2019 and improved to 19-4-0 at Nationwide Arena in the month since Mar. 2, 2017.
- CBJ scored the first goal of the game for the third-straight game and has scored first in a league-high 17 of their 24 contests. The club has scored first in 10 of the last 13 games.
- CBJ scored more than two goals in the second period (three) for the first time this season.
- Tonight’s win gives CBJ points in four-of-five Tuesday games this season (1-1-3).
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
· RW Cam Atkinson scored his NHL-leading fourth shorthanded goal this season and added an assist for his fourth multi-point game of the campaign. The four shorthanded goals are tied for the most in a single season in his career (2018-19) and one short of tying the franchise record for a single campaign (Rick Nash; 2008-09). Atkinson has eight goals in the last eleven games (8-5-13) and has posted points in 12 of the last 17 games against Detroit (11-8-19).
· C Boone Jenner scored a goal to stretch his point streak against Detroit to seven games (5-3-8). He is ranked third on the club in goals and fourth-T in points (7-6-13).
· D Zach Werenski registered his first multi-point game of the season with two assists (1-6-7 in 17 GP). He has 1-5-6 in the last seven meetings with Detroit.
· C Jack Roslovic scored and has four points in the last five games (1-3-4). He is third on the team in points with fourteen (5-9-14).
· D Seth Jones tallied his team-leading twelfth assist of the season (1-12-13 in 24 GP). He has 3-8-11 in the last nine outings vs. Detroit.
· C Riley Nash scored and has points in two-straight games (1-1-2).
· RW Oliver Bjorkstrand recorded his eleventh assist of the season. He ranks second on the club in both assists and points (6-11-17).
· RW Emil Bemstrom registered his first point this season with an assist.
· G Joonas Korpisalo let in only one goal for the third start this season (Jan. 29/Feb. 25). He improved to 6-0-0 in seven career outings against Detroit.
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