Columbus Blue Jackets Preseason Game 1 Information: At Pittsburgh Penguins

Mon, Sep 27, 2021 

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS AT PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

CBJ TV:                     No TV                              Game will be streamed live at BlueJackets.com (Columbus TV area only)                                                                                  
CBJ Radio:               97.1 The Fan                  Bob McElligott (play-by-play)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (0-0-0, 0 pts./H: 0-0-0, 0 pts./A: 0-0-0, 0 pts.)

2020-21 Record: 18-26-12, 48 pts. (8th, Discover Central Division)… Playoffs:  Did Not Qualify 

Goals:  2.39 Goals-For/3.29 Goals-Against… Shots:  29.0 Shots-For/32.4 Shots-Against

Power Play:  15.4 percent (27th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  79.0 percent (20th-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.0 PIM (5th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  6-9-3 (3-3)

Leaders:  RW Oliver Bjorkstrand (Led club in goals, assists and points with 18-26-44 in 56 GP)… D Zach Werenski (Led club defensemen in goals with 7-13-20 in 35 GP)… G Elvis Merzlikins (8-12-5, 2.77 GAA, .916 SV%, 2 SO in 28 GP).

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

2020-21 Record: 37-16-3, 77 pts. (1st, Mass Mutual East Division)… Playoffs:  Lost in First Round (NY Islanders, 4-2)  

Goals:  3.45 Goals-For/2.77 Goals-Against… Shots:  30.1 Shots-For/30.0 Shots-Against

Power Play:  23.7 percent (4th, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  77.4 percent (27th, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.1 PIM (7th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  8-2-1 (3-1)

Leaders:  Sidney Crosby (Led club in goals, assists and points with 24-38-62 in 55 GP)…  D Kris Letang (Led club defensemen in scoring with 7-38-45 in 55 GP)… G Tristan Jarry (25-9-3, 2.75 GAA, .909 SV%, 2 SO in 39 GP).

ALL-TIME SERIES

Results:  Columbus has gone 14-20-8 in 42 all-time meetings, including 10-7-4 at home and 4-13-4 on the road… Of Note: The teams did not meet during the 2020-21 season… Columbus went 1-1-1 vs. Pittsburgh in 2019-20, winning the lone meeting at Nationwide Arena, 5-2, on Nov. 29, 2019… The Blue Jackets last won the season series in 2014-15 (CBJ: 3-1-0, 6 pts./PIT: 1-2-1, 3 pts.)… Columbus has dropped nine-straight regular season meetings in Pittsburgh (0-5-4 since a 2-1 win on Nov. 13, 2015)… Columbus owns three of the five hat tricks in the all-time series (Gus Nyquist on Nov. 29, 2019 – most recent)… The Penguins own all three shutouts in the all-time series (Tristan Jarry, 17 saves in a 1-0 OT win on Dec. 12, 2019 – most recent).

CBJ VS. PIT, 2021-22

AT COLUMBUS:  January 21 (7 p.m.); February 27 (6 p.m.)

At Pittsburgh: March 22 (7 p.m.); April 12 (7 p.m.)

CBJ PRESEASON NOTES

The Blue Jackets open their eight-game preseason schedule tonight… The two teams meet again in the preseason on Oct. 9 at Nationwide Arena (7 p.m.)… Columbus will also play home-and-home sets vs. the Buffalo Sabres (Sept. 28 at CBJ, Oct. 4 at BUF), St. Louis Blues (Sept. 29 at CBJ, Oct. 8 at STL) and Detroit Red Wings (Oct. 2 at DET, Oct. 6 at CBJ).

CBJ NEXT FIVE DAYS

TUE/SEPT. 28              10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – vs. BUFFALO SABRES, NATIONWIDE ARENA

WED/SEPT. 29           10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES, NATIONWIDE ARENA

THU/SEPT. 30             NO PRACTICES SCHEDULED

FRI/OCT. 1                    11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

SAT/OCT. 2                  10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – at Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars Arena

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