GAME AT A GLANCE
1st – Patrik Laine, CBJ (1-0-1); 2nd – Eric Robinson, CBJ (1-0-1); 3rd – Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ (stopped 19-of-20 shots faced; W)
Columbus: P. Laine (7), E. Robinson (3), EN – S. Kuraly (7)
Calgary: M. Stone (3)
Columbus: J. Korpisalo (12 saves on 12 shots on 20:00 TOI); E. Merzlikins (19 saves on 20 shots on 40:00 TOI, W)
Calgary: J. Markstrom (24 saves, L)
Columbus PP: 0-for-7, 7 shots
Calgary PP: 0-for-5, 8 shots
BLUE JACKETS NOTE OF THE GAME
« LW Patrik Laine scored a goal to extend his points streak to three consecutive games (3-1-4) and now has 5-1-6 in his last five appearances, including multiple goals in two of those contests. He improved to 6-3-9 in 13 career games against the Flames, including points in four of his last five outings vs. the club (3-3-6).
BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES
- The Blue Jackets snapped a three-game losing streak (0-3-0) and improved to 6-6-2 in their last 14 contests following tonight’s victory over the Flames. The club is also now 5-5-1 in the last 11 games at Nationwide Arena.
- Columbus snapped Calgary’s six-game winning streak in the series with tonight’s win (CBJ; 1-5-1).
- The winning team in the series has recorded three-plus goals in each of the last eight meetings.
- The Blue Jackets killed off all five of Calgary’s power play attempts tonight and have now killed off all 14 Flames’ power play attempts over the last six games.
- CBJ have scored 44 goals in the past 14 games (3.14).
BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES
« The Blue Jackets were led by LW Patrik Laine in shots (6), D Tim Berni in hits (3), D Andrew Peeke in blocked shots (4) and D Vladislav Gavrikov in TOI (27:44).
« C Jack Roslovic registered an assist for a second consecutive game and for the fourth time in the last five contests (0-4-4, overall 1-9-10 in 23 appearances).
« RW Yegor Chinakhov recorded an assist for his second-straight game to give him 4-9-13 in 24 outings. The forward has collected 2-5-7 in his last 11 contests.
« LW Eric Robinson scored his seventh career game-winning goal and now has 3-5-8 in 25 appearances this season.
« C Boone Jenner tallied an assist for his second-straight game (0-2-2) and now has 1-5-6 in the last six contests overall and 9-9-18 in 18 home outings this season.
« C Sean Kuraly scored the Blue Jackets’ third goal of the game on an empty net to give him 7-3-10 in 24 appearances.
« RW Mathieu Olivier recorded an assist and now has 2-2-4 in his last nine games (overall 2-3-5 in 21 GP).
BLUE JACKETS POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS
HC Brad Larsen | F Johnny Gaudreau | F Patrik Laine | G Elvis Merzlikins
FLAMES POST-GAME AUDIO INTERVIEWS
HC Darryl Sutter | G Jacob Markstrom | D MacKenzie Weegar
BLUE JACKETS UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, Dec. 10 Practice – 12pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Sunday, Dec. 11 vs. Los Angeles – 6pm ET at Nationwide Arena
Monday, Dec. 12 Practice – 11am ET at FLA Live Arena
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