Blue Jackets travel to Detroit tonight as preseason continues with Game 4


CBJ TV:                     No TV                                                 Streamed on Bally Sports App (Blue Jackets TV territory)                                                        
CBJ Radio:               Columbus Alternative 105.7         Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)


COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (2-0-1, 5 pts./H: 1-0-1, 3 pts./A: 1-0-0, 2 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).

DETROIT RED WINGS (1-0-0, 2 pts./H: 1-0-0, 2 pts./A: 0-0-0, 0 pts.)

2020-21 Record: 19-27-10 pts. (7th, Discover Central Division)… Playoffs:  Did Not Qualify  

Goals:  2.23 Goals-For/3.00 Goals-Against… Shots:  27.3 Shots-For/31.9 Shots-Against

Power Play:  11.4 percent (30h, NHL)… Penalty Kill:  78.7 percent (22nd-T, NHL)

Penalty Minutes:  7.3 PIM (10th-T, NHL)… Overtime Record (Shootout):  3-7-3 (2-3)

Leaders:  C Dylan Larkin (Led club forwards in assists and points with 9-14-23 in 44 GP)…  D Filip Hronek (Led the team in assists and points with 2-24-26 in 56 GP)… G Thomas Greiss (8-15-0, 2.70 GAA, .912 SV%, 2 SO in 42 GP).


Results:  Columbus has gone 43-46-14 in 103 all-time meetings, including 25-20-8 at home and 18-26-6 on the road… Of Note: The Blue Jackets went 4-3-1 in eight games against the Red Wings in 2020-21… Columbus is 15-4-1 over the past five seasons against Detroit (since 2016-17)… The Blue Jackets are 11-3-1 in the last 15 visits to Detroit since Dec. 16, 2014… Each team has recorded three hat tricks in the all-time series, with Rick Nash notching the most recent one on Mar. 7, 2009 (8-2 W at DET)… Columbus has posted eight of the 21 shutouts in the series, as the teams each picked up their most recent shutout in a 1-0 SO CBJ win on Apr. 27, 2021 (CBJ-Merzlikins, 41; DET-Greiss, 33).

CBJ VS. DET, 2021-22

AT COLUMBUS:  November 15 (7 p.m.)

At Detroit:  October 19 (7:30 p.m.), April 9 (7 p.m.)


The Blue Jackets reach the middle of their preseason schedule with Saturday’s game in Detroit…. The club has picked up points in each of its first three preseason contests (2-0-1) after notching a 5-2 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday… The Blue Jackets and Red Wings meet again in the preseason on Oct. 6 at Nationwide Arena (7 p.m.)… Columbus also plays home-and-home sets vs. the Buffalo Sabres (Sept. 28 at CBJ, Oct. 4 at BUF), Pittsburgh Penguins (Sept. 27 at PIT, Oct. 9 at CBJ) and St. Louis Blues (Sept. 29 at CBJ, Oct. 8 at STL).


SUN/OCT. 3                 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

MON/OCT. 4              10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – at Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center

Tue/OCT. 5                  NO PRACTICES SCHEDULED

Wed/OCT. 6                10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts

                                             7 p.m. – vs. DETROIT RED WINGS, Nationwide Arena

Thu/OCT. 7                  11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Practices & Off-Ice Workouts