Blue Jackets blow quick start in 4-3 loss to Chicago Blackhawks

APR. 10, 2021 II VS. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 M. Del Zotto (4), C. Atkinson (14), P. Laine (10)
Chicago: 
PP – A. DeBrincat (21), C. Soderberg (7), W. Kalynuk (1), D. Strome (8)

GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 E. Merzlikins (24 saves, L)
Chicago: 
K. Lankinen (23 saves, W)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • CBJ are 4-4-4 in the past 12 meetings with Chicago and 8-7-4 in the last 19 meetings with tonight’s loss.
  • The Blue Jackets fell to 4-3-2 in the last nine home games vs. the Blackhawks.
  • The home team is 9-6-2 in the last 17 meetings between Columbus and Chicago.
  • Ten of the last 12 games at Nationwide Arena in the series have been decided by a single goal (five after regulation).
  • The Jackets have killed off 29-of-32 opponent power play attempts in the last 12 games (90.6 pct.) and 32-of-36 opponent power play attempts in the last 15 contests (88.9 pct.) after killing off 4-of-5 power play attempts tonight.
  • CBJ have scored the first goal of the game 25 times this season after scoring the first goal 1:03 into the game.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        D Michael Del Zotto scored for the second-straight game, giving him three points in the last five games (2-1-3; 4-6-10 in 40 GP).

·        RW Cam Atkinson scored his team leading 14th goal of the season (tied).  He has points in three-straight games (1-2-3) and has 3-4-7 in the last ten outings.  He is second-T on the club in scoring with 14-14-28 in 43 GP.

·        C Jack Roslovic registered his team-leading 20th assist of the season and has points in three-straight games (2-4-6).  He has points in six of the last eight home games (2-9-11).  He ranks second-T on the club in points with 8-20-28 in 35 GP.

·        C Alexandre Texier recorded an assist for a third-straight contest and has 0-6-6 in the last nine games (4-11-15 in 39 GP).

·        C Max Domi registered an assist and has points in three-straight games (2-2-4).  He has 2-4-6 in the last six outings (7-11-18 in 43 GP).

·        LW Patrik Laine scored his tenth goal of the season, breaking an eight-game pointless streak (10-8-18 in 34 GP).

·        C Zac Dalpe tallied an assist and has 1-1-2 in the last three games.

POST-GAME ZOOM INTERVIEWS

HC John Tortorella |  F Cam Atkinson   D Michael Del Zotto  |  D Seth Jones

CBJ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 11                      No Practice

Monday, April 12                     vs. Chicago Blackhawks – 7 pm ET at Nationwide Arena

Tuesday, April 13                     No Practice

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