BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES
« The Blue Jackets were led by Johnny Gaudreau in shots (5), Mathieu Olivier in hits (4), Mathieu Olivier, Andrew Peeke and Vladislav Gavrikov in blocked shots (2) and Zach Werenski in TOI (22:57).
BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES
- The club fell to 8-10-1-3 all-time in home openers, moving to 1-1-1 in its last three.
- Tonight was the second time in three seasons that the Blue Jackets opened their home schedule against the Lightning, previously falling 3-2 in overtime on Jan. 21, 2021 (2020-21 season).
- Attendance for tonight’s game was a sellout crowd of 18, 889, making it the fourth largest crowd for a home opener in franchise history.
- CBJ now have points in five of the last eight games in the series at Nationwide Arena (3-3-2).
- The winning team has scored four-plus goals in five-straight meetings and seven of the past eight.
- The Blue Jackets killed off one-of-two of Tampa Bay’s power play opportunities and have now killed off 3-of-4 opponent power play opportunities in their first two game of the campaign (75.0 pct.).
- CBJ plays its first of 16 back-to-back set of games this weekend hosting Tampa Bay tonight and visiting St. Louis tomorrow.
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