Blue Jackets finish off two-game set tonight set against Chicago before heading out on the road

APRIL 12, 2021 II vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS II NATIONWIDE ARENA II 7 PM ET

CBJ BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV:  Bally Sports Ohio           Jeff Rimer (play-by-play), Jody Shelley (color analyst), Dave Maetzold (reporter)              
Radio:  97.1 The Fan              Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Record: 15-20-8, 38 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.49 Goals-For/3.21 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.1 Shots-For/31.8 Shots-Against

Power Play:  14.0 percent (29th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.1 percent (20th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  6.7 PIM (3rd-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-5-3 (2-3)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Record: 19-18-5, 43 pts. (5th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.76 Goals-For/3.10 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.4 Shots-For/33.3 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.4 percent (6th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  73.3 percent (30th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  6.6 PIM (2nd, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  6-3-2 (2-2)

Players to Watch:  RW Patrick Kane (Ranks third-T in the NHL in assists and points with 14-38-52 in 42 GP); G Kevin Lankinen (Ranks second among NHL rookie netminders in wins with 15-11-4 record, 2.78 GAA and .915 SV%).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 36-44-2-12 in 94 regular season games vs. the Blackhawks, including a 19-20-1-7 mark at home… Of Note: The clubs competed as Central Division rivals over 12 seasons from 2000-13… Columbus has gone 8-7-4 in 19 meetings since 2014, including a 4-3-2 mark in its past nine games at Nationwide Arena… Ten of the last 12 games at Nationwide Arena have been decided by a single goal, including five after regulation… Goals:  CBJ – 254, CHI – 308… CBJ PP:  62-of-385 (16.1 pct.)… CBJ PK:  302-of-371 (81.4 pct.).

This Season (CBJ, 2-3-2)

Jan. 29 – COLUMBUS 2, at Chicago 1

Jan. 31 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 1

Feb. 11 – COLUMBUS 6, at Chicago 5

Feb. 13 – at Chicago 3, COLUMBUS 2 (OT)

Feb. 23 – Chicago 6, at COLUMBUS 5 (SO)

Feb. 25 – Chicago 2, at COLUMBUS 0

Apr. 10 – Chicago 4, at COLUMBUS 3

Apr. 12 – at COLUMBUS

2019-20 Results (CBJ, 0-0-2)

Oct. 18, 2019 – at Chicago 3, Columbus 2 (OT)

Dec. 29, 2019 – Chicago 3, at Columbus 2 (SO)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

The Blue Jackets try to snap a two-game losing streak on Monday after falling to the Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday… Columbus concludes its four-game homestand with the Monday contest against Chicago… CBJ have killed off 29-of-32 opponent power play attempts in the past 12 games (90.6 pct; 3rd-T in NHL) and 32-of-36 over the last 15 (89.1 pct.; 2nd in NHL)… The Blue Jackets have played in 22 one-goal games this season… CBJ will play six of seven games on the road from Apr. 15-May 1 following Saturday’s outing against the Blackhawks, including the club’s second six-game road trip of the campaign (Apr. 15-25).

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson notched a goal on Saturday and has tallied 3-4-7 in the past 10 games… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand has notched 8-8-16 in the last 20 games.  He leads the club in goals (tied) and points with 14-18-32 in 43 outings this season… D Michael Del Zotto has notched goals in two-straight games, matching his career best (Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2016).  He has 2-1-3 in the last five contests… C Max Domi has recorded points in three-straight games (2-2-4) and has notched 2-4-6 in the past six contests… C Jack Roslovic collected an assist on Saturday and has assists in three-straight outings (2-4-6).  He leads the team in assists and multi-point efforts (tied) and ranks second-T in points with 8-20-28 in 35 GP… C Alexandre Texier has collected assists in three-straight games (0-3-4) and has already set career highs in assists, points and games played this season (4-11-15 in 39 GP).

MILESTONES

•     RW Cam Atkinson is four points from 400 in his NHL career (212-184-396, 614 GP).

•     D Michael Del Zotto is three games from 700 in his NHL career (60-186-246, 697 GP).

•     LW Nick Foligno is one game from 600 in his CBJ career (142-192-334, 599 GP).

•     D Scott Harrington is two games from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 198 GP).

•     HC John Tortorella (670) is three wins from surpassing Mike Keenan (672) for 12th on NHL all-time wins list.

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.

•       C Boone Jenner (broken finger on Apr. 6) is expected to miss six weeks.

•       D Zach Werenski (inguinal/sports hernia: Injured Reserve) is out for rest of the season.

•       LW/C Nick Foligno (upper body injury) is day-to-day.

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  106.

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