Game Recap: Florida Panthers 4 Columbus Blue Jackets 2, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

MAR. 9, 2021 II VS. FLORIDA PANTHERS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 M. Del Zotto (2), O. Bjorkstrand (8)
Florida: 
J. Lammikko (3), PP – P. Hornqvist (10), PP – O. Tippett (2), EN – C. Verhaeghe (9)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus: 
J. Korpisalo (29 saves, L)
Florida: 
S. Bobrovsky (38 saves, W)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • Columbus had its 16-game home point streak (14-0-2) vs. Florida snapped with tonight’s loss.  The last regulation loss against the Panthers was Nov. 21, 2007.
  • The winning team has scored 3+ goals in 11 of the past 12 games of the series (incl. SO goals).
  • CBJ have killed off 48-of-55 FLA PPs in the past 19 meetings (87.3 pct.).
  • CBJ have collected points in 4-of-6 Tuesday games in the 2020-21 season.
  • The Blue Jackets are 9-3-1 in their last 13 March games overall since March 24, 2019 and had their seven-game home win streak in the month snapped with the 4-2 defeat.
  • Columbus outshot Florida 15-4 in the third period.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his eighth goal of the season and is tied for the team lead in points with 8-11-19 in 27 games.

·        D Zach Werenski registered his seventh assist of the campaign and has three assists in the last four games (0-3-3).  He has the second most assists among CBJ defensemen (1-7-8).

·        D Michael Del Zotto registered his seventh point of the season with a goal (2-5-7).

·        LW Eric Robinson recorded his fifth assist of the campaign and has 4-5-9 in 14 home games this season.

·        C Alexandre Texier tallied his ninth point of the season with an assist (4-5-9).

·        C Jack Roslovic skated in his 200th career NHL game.

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella   F Cam Atkinson  F Oliver Bjorkstrand  |  G Joonas Korpisalo

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 11                vs Florida Panthers – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Friday, March 12                     Practice – 12 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

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