MAR. 28, 2021 II at DETROIT RED WINGS II LITTLE CAESARS ARENA II 3 PM ET
CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV: NBCSN John Forslund (play-by-play), Anson Carter (color analyst)
Radio: 97.1 The Fan Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (13-14-8, 34 pts./5th, Discover Central Division)
Goals: 2.51 Goals-For/3.14 Goals-Against… Shots: 28.7 Shots-For/31.3 Shots-Against
Power Play: 15.1 percent (26th, NHL)… Penalty Kill: 75.6 percent (25th, NHL)
Penalty Minutes: 6.7 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout): 4-5-3 (2-3)
DETROIT RED WINGS (11-20-4, 26 pts./8th, Discover Central Division)
Goals: 2.14 Goals-For/3.26 Goals-Against… Shots: 27.6 Shots-For/31.4 Shots-Against
Power Play: 12.0 percent (29th, NHL)… Penalty Kill: 71.4 percent (29th-T, NHL)
Penalty Minutes: 7.5 PIM (10th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout): 1-4-0 (0-0)
Players to Watch: C Dylan Larkin (2014 15th overall pick has posted 284 points in 420 career games, including three-straight 50-point campaigns from 2017-20); D Filip Hronek (Leads team in assists and points with 1-18-19 in 35 GP in 2020-21)
Results: Columbus has gone 41-44-1-13 in 99 regular season games vs. the Red Wings, including a 18-25-0-6 mark on the road… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 23-5-3 since Mar. 17, 2011, including an 13-2-1 mark since the start of the 2016-17 season… The Blue Jackets had their seven-game point streak (6-0-1) against the Red Wings snapped in Saturday’s 3-1 loss… CBJ also had their 11-game road point streak (9-0-2) snapped with the regulation loss… Goals: CBJ – 236, DET – 292… CBJ PP: 56-of-418 (13.4 pct.)…CBJ PK: 321-of-397 (80.9 pct.).
This Season (CBJ, 2-1-1)
Jan. 18 – COLUMBUS 3, at Detroit 2
Jan. 19 – at Detroit 3, COLUMBUS 2 (OT)
Mar. 2 – at COLUMBUS 4, Detroit 1
Mar. 27 – at Detroit 3, COLUMBUS 1
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 fell in regulation for just the second time in the last eight games (3-2-3) with the 3-1 loss at Detroit on Saturday… The club moved to 3-2-0 in the last five road contests… The Jackets have played past regulation in six of their last eight outings… The Jackets are in a stretch of 10 of 12 games against the top three teams in the Central Division (Tampa Bay, Florida, Carolina) from Mar. 18-Apr. 8… The club continues its first of two six-game road trips, with games in Detroit, Tampa Bay and Florida from Mar. 27-Apr. 4… The Blue Jackets play six games in nine days over that stretch, including back-to-backs to open (Mar. 27-28 at Detroit) and close (Apr. 3-4 at Florida) the trip… The Blue Jackets have recorded points in four of the five second games of back-to-back sets this season (2-1-2 overall; 1-1-1 on the road)… The Jackets are 12-5-4 in their last 21 games played in the month of March dating back to Mar. 24, 2019.
CBJ PLAYER NOTES
RW Cam Atkinson has 11-8-19 with five multi-point outings in the last 24 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand has posted 6-6-12 in the last 12 games. He leads the club in goals (tied), assists, points and multi-point efforts with 12-16-28 and seven multi-point outings in 35 games. The winger has posted three multi-point efforts in the last seven contests against the club (3-5-8)… C Boone Jenner has recorded points in each of the last eight contests overall against Detroit (5-4-9) and five-straight road contests in the series (2-4-6)… D Seth Jones collected his second multi-point outing in the last four games with two assists on Thursday and has 3-3-6 in the past six contests. He has recorded .72 points a game since February 1 (4-14-18 in 25 GP)… G Joonas Korpisalo has posted a 2.39 GAA and .916 SV% in his past 11 games since February 25… D Zach Werenski has recorded points in six of the last nine games with 3-4-7.
• D Scott Harrington is three games from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 197 GP).
• D Dean Kukan is one game from 100 for his NHL career (2-16-18, 99 GP).
• LW Eric Robinson is one game from 100 in his NHL career (11-10-21, 99 GP).
OhioHEALTH INJURY REPORT
• LW Gus Nyquist (shoulder surgery on Nov. 3; Injured Reserve) is expected to miss five-to-six months.
• RW Emil Bemstrom (lower body injury on Mar. 17) is expected to miss a week.
• G Joonas Korpisalo (lower body injury) is day-to-day.
o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST: 82.
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