Blue Jackets on road to battle the Dallas Stars tonight

APRIL 15, 2021 II at DALLAS STARS II AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER II 8:30 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: 15-20-9, 39 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division) 

Goals:  2.50 Goals-For/3.23 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.2 Shots-For/31.8 Shots-Against

Power Play:  14.0 percent (28th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.8 percent (20th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  6.9 PIM (4th, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  4-6-3 (2-3)

DALLAS STARS

Record: 15-14-12, 42 pts. (6th, Discover Central Division)

Goals:  2.73 Goals-For/2.46 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.3 Shots-For/27.5 Shots-Against

Power Play:  24.6 percent (6th-T, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.3 percent (18th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.7 PIM (12th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  2-6-6 (1-6)

Players to Watch:  Joe Pavelski (Leads team in goals, assists and points with 16-22-38 in 41 GP); LW Roope Hintz (Has recorded more than a point-per game in 2020-21 with 13-19-32 in 30 GP).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 30-29-7 in 66 regular season games vs. Dallas, including 14-15-2 on the road… Of Note: The Blue Jackets are 11-2-1 in the last 14 games against the Stars since Dec. 29, 2015 and 16-4-2 against the club dating back to Jan. 28, 2013… CBJ are 8-2-0 in the last 10 road games of the series dating back to the 2011-12 season… Nine of the last 12 meetings have been decided by a single goal, including four after regulation (two-straight)… Goals:  CBJ – 156, DAL – 181… CBJ PP:  41-of-228 (18.0%)… CBJ PK:  221-of-255 (86.7%).

This Season (CBJ, 3-2-1)

Feb. 2 – Dallas 6, at Columbus 3

Feb. 4 – at COLUMBUS 4, Dallas 3

Mar. 4 – COLUMBUS 3, at Dallas 2

Mar. 6 – at Dallas 5, COLUMBUS 0

Mar. 13 – at COLUMBUS 4, Dallas 3 (OT)

Mar. 14 – Dallas 2, at COLUMBUS 1 (SO)

Apr. 15 – at Dallas… Apr. 17 – at Dallas

2019-20 Results (CBJ, 1-0-0)

Oct. 16, 2019 – at Columbus 3, Dallas 2

Mar. 28, 2020 – at Dallas (Cancelled)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

The Blue Jackets collected a point after falling 4-3 in overtime to Chicago on Monday… CBJ kick off their second six-game road trip of the season on Thursday in Dallas and play seven-of-eight games away from Nationwide Arena from Apr. 15-May 1… Columbus has killed off 31-of-35 opponent power play attempts in the past 13 games (88.6 pct; 4th in NHL) and 34-of-39 over the last 16 (87.2 pct.; 2nd in NHL)… The Blue Jackets have played in 23 one-goal games this season, including two consecutive.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

RW Cam Atkinson has averaged 20:53 of ice time in eight games since Mar. 30 (ninth among NHL forwards) and has tallied 3-4-7 in the past 11 contests… RW Oliver Bjorkstrand, who leads the club in goals (tied), points and multi-point efforts (tied) with 14-18-32 and seven multi-point outings, has 2-2-4 in the past five games against the Stars… C Max Domi has recorded points in four-straight games (2-3-5) and has notched 2-5-7 in the past seven contests… LW/RW Patrik Laine notched his fourth multi-goal game of the campaign with two assists on Monday and has goals in two-straight contests (3-0-3).  The forward has tallied 19-7-26 in 23 career games against the Stars. C Jack Roslovic had his three-game assist streak (2-4-6) snapped on Monday.  He has posted points in four of the six games, including two multi-point efforts, against Dallas this season (1-6-7)… C Alexandre Texier had his assist streak snapped at three games (0-3-3) 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, 615 GP).

•     D Michael Del Zotto is two games from 700 in his NHL career (60-186-246, 698 GP).

•     D Scott Harrington is one game from 200 in his NHL career (7-30-37, 199 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.

                              o TOTAL MAN GAMES LOST:  110.

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