Blue Jackets rally to beat Edmonton Oilers, 5-2

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS
Columbus:
 E. Robinson (10), O. Bjorkstrand (25), PP – N. Blankenburg (1), J. Roslovic (21), EN – C. Sillinger (15)
Edmonton: 
E. Kane (21), PP – L. Draisaitl (55)


GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
 E. Merzlikins (33 saves, W)
Edmonton: 
M. Koskinen (26 saves, L)

CBJ TEAM NOTES

  • The Blue Jackets snapped Edmonton’s five-game winning streak in the series with today’s victory and improved to 8-7-0 vs. the Oilers since November 29, 2013.
  • The winning team has scored four-plus goals in each of the last eight meetings.
  • Columbus split the season series against Edmonton, with each home team earning a victory (CBJ, 1-1-0).
  • The Blue Jackets have scored three-plus goals in 46 of their contests (includes SO goals). The club is also 30-5-1 when scoring four goals or more in a contest this season, including accomplishing the feat in four of the last seven outings.
  • The Blue Jackets rank second in the league with nine wins when trailing heading into the third period, after trailing 2-1 in today’s game.
  • Columbus has earned its victories this season with the club coming back at some point in the game in 23 of their 36 wins, including nine of their last 12 victories.
  • The Blue Jackets now have 169 points by blueliners this season after D Nick Blankenburg picked up a goal and an assist.  The club’s defensemen have combined for 9-32-41 in the last 21 outings including recording two-plus points in 14 of those contests.
  • Columbus scored a power play goal for the third-straight game and for the fourth time in the last six games (4-of-16, 25.0 pct.).
  • The Blue Jackets killed off two-of-three of the Oilers’ power play opportunities today and have now killed off 26-of-29 opponent power play opportunities over the last ten games (89.7 pct.).
  • The club scored four goals in the third period for the fifth time this season (MR: 3rd period; Feb. 24 at FLA) and for the first time at home.
  • Columbus improved to 6-3-0 in Sunday games this season.

CBJ PLAYER NOTES

·        D Nick Blankenburg scored his first career NHL goal and multi-point game after finishing with 1-1-2.

·        LW Eric Robinson scored the Blue Jackets’ first goal of the game and now has 1-1-2 in the last four contests.  He has set single-season career highs in goals, assists and points with 10-17-27 in 64 games.

·        RW Jakub Voracek notched his first three-assist game of the season, giving him eight assists in the last seven games and 4-28-32 in his last 36 outings.  He now has 39 primary assists on the campaign – the second most in franchise history (Panarin, 44 in 2018-19) while his 54 assists are third-most (Panarin, 59 in 2018-19 and 55 in 2016-17).

·        RW Oliver Bjorkstrand recorded his 12th multi-point game of the season with 1-2-3.  He has set single-season career highs in goal and points and is one assist shy of tying his high (2017-18) with 25-28-53 in 77 games.

·        C Cole Sillinger recorded his fifth multi-point game of the campaign with one goal and one assist.  He now has points in two-straight games (1-2-3) and 4-5-9 in the last 11 contests.  With 15-15-30 in 76 games, he has the fourth-most goals and tied for seventh-most points among rookies in a single-season in club history.

  • LW Gustav Nyquist registered his 14th multi-point and eighth multi-assist game of the campaign with two assists and now has 4-15-19 in his last 24 outings (overall 17-33-50 in 79 appearances).  He became the fourth CBJ player to reach 50-points this season (17-33-50 in 79 GP).

·        C Jack Roslovic scored for his third-straight contest (4-0-4) while also extending his points streak to four-straight games (4-1-5).  He has 9-2-11 with three multi-point efforts in the last seven outings and 13-10-23 in his last 28 outings since February 24.

POST-GAME VIDEO INTERVIEWS

HC Brad Larsen  F Oliver Bjorkstrand  | D Nick Blankenburg  | FJakub Voracek

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