Blue Jackets in action tonight at Chicago



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Radio:  97.1 The Fan              Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

Blackhawks to Watch

«  C Max Domi, who recorded 18-38-56 in 107 career contests with Columbus from 2020-22, is tied for the Blackhawks lead in goals and ranks second in assists and points with 10-11-21 in 31 contests this season

«  D Seth Jones, who ranks first on the Blue Jackets’ all-time list for defensemen in assists and ranks second in goals and points with 50-173-223 in 381 games from 2015-21, has 1-8-9 in 21 appearances in 2022-23

«  RW Patrick Kane leads the team in assists and points with 4-18-22 in 31 games and has racked up 23-50-73 in 56 career contests against the Blue Jackets

All-Time Series

«  Columbus is 37-45-15 in 97 all-time meetings vs. Chicago, including 18-24-6 on the road.

«  The Blue Jackets have collected points in three-straight games at United Center (2-0-1) and six of the last seven road games dating back to Feb. 16, 2019 (4-1-2).

«  The road team has won six-straight in the series and has collected points in 13 of the last 14 meetings (11-1-2) since Oct. 20, 2018.

«  The winning team has scored four or more goals in four-straight wins and six of the last eight.

«  Four of the last six games played at Chicago have been decided by a single goal (two in overtime).

«  Columbus has scored a power play goal in three of their last five games at Chicago, going 4-of-11 on the man advantage (36.4 pct.).

«  Chicago owns eight of the 10 shutouts in the all-time series (MR: Malcolm Subban, 26 saves in 2-0 W at CBJ on Feb. 25, 2021) while Columbus has recorded two of the three hat tricks, including one by Patrik Laine in the most recent game at United Center on Feb. 17, 2022 (7-4 CBJ win).

This Season (CBJ, 0-0-0)

«  Dec. 23, 2022 – at Chicago (8:30 p.m. ET)

«  Dec. 31, 2022 – at COLUMBUS (1 p.m. ET)

Player Notables vs. Chicago

«  LW Johnny Gaudreau – 9-17-26 in 20 career GP, including goals in his last three games (4-2-6), points in four consecutive contests played (4-4-8) and points in 11 of his last 12 – with 8 multi-point efforts – against the club (8-13-21).

«  LW Patrik Laine – 17-9-26 in 27 career GP, including points in nine of his last 11 contests overall (11-4-15) and his last four played at United Center (5-1-6) after notching a hat trick on Feb. 17, 2022.

«  LW Gustav Nyquist – 6-11-17 in 21 career GP, including multiple points in two-straight overall (1-3-4) and three of his last five (2-5-7) as well as points in each of his last four games at United Center (1-4-5).

«  C Jack Roslovic – 6-8-14 in 21 career GP including 2-1-3 in his last four contests at Chicago.


  • The Blue Jackets fell for a fifth-straight game and moved to 7-11-2 in the last 20 games following a 5-3 loss at Philadelphia on Tuesday.
  • Columbus plays four more games before the new year with two of those contests against Chicago over a nine-day span.
  • The club plays its final game tonight prior to the NHL’s three-day holiday break (December 24-26).  The Blue Jackets are in part of a stretch of six-of-eight contests away from Nationwide Arena from December 13-29.
  • The Blue Jackets are 12-of-54 on the power play since November 5 (22.2 pct.) after scoring on just one of their first 32 power play chances through the first 11 games (3.1 pct.).
  • CBJ blueliners combined for 1-1-2 on Tuesday and have collected 14-35-49 in 32 games in 2022-23.
  • Columbus has had 22 different players score a goal this season and is tied with Detroit and Florida for the most players on a single team in the NHL with a goal.
  • Blue Jackets rookies picked up 2-1-3 at Philadelphia and have combined for 15-19-34 in 32 games in 2022-23 and lead NHL team rookies in goals and rank fourth in points.
  • The Blue Jackets have won each of their Friday games in December, 4-1 at Winnipeg (Dec. 2) and 3-1 vs. Calgary (Dec. 9).
  • CBJ have won their last five games played – and three on the road – on December 23, most recently winning at New Jersey (3-0 in 2018) and the NY Islanders (3-2 in 2019).


  • LW Johnny Gaudreau picked up an assist at Philadelphia and has collected 3-13-16 with points in nine of his last 13 contests.  He ranks fifth in the NHL in assists (one off the League lead) and 13th-T in points since November 10 with 5-20-25 in 20 contests.  He is three assists shy of tying the franchise record for most assists in the month of December (Panarin, 13 in Dec. 2017).  The six-time NHL All-Star ranks third in the League in assists and points for the 2022 calendar year with 38-78-116 in 85 contests with Calgary and Columbus.
  • Kent Johnson, who has recorded goals in each of the last two games, ranks fourth among NHL rookies in goals, sixth in points and points-per-game (min. 15 GP) with 8-8-16 in 29 contests (.55 ppg).
  • LW/RW Patrik Laine has collected points in two of his last three games (1-2-3).  He ranks fifth-T in the NHL in goals in the month of December with 7-5-12 in 11 outings and is two goals from tying the franchise record for most goals in the month (Atkinson, Dec. 2016).
  • RW Kirill Marchenko has recorded goals in three of his last six contests after scoring a second period goal at Philadelphia on Tuesday.
  • Gustav Nyquist has registered assists in each of the last two contests and has totaled 3-2-5 in 11 December games.
  • Jack Roslovic has collected assists in two-straight games and has picked up 2-8-10 in his last 11 outings after totaling 1-5-6 in his first 25 games of the campaign.
  • Daniil Tarasov has turned aside 30-plus shots in each of the last three games and owns a 2.69 GAA and .926 SV% in his last seven contests since October 28.


  • RW Yegor Chinakhov is nine games from 100 for his NHL career (11-16-27, 91 GP).
  • Joonas Korpisalo is six games from 200 for his NHL career (80-72-22, 194 GP).
  • LW/RW Patrik Laine is seven points from 100 for his CBJ career (45-48-93, 120 GP).
  • Jack Roslovic is one assist from 100 for his NHL career (63-99-162, 338 GP) and five points from 100 for his CBJ career (37-58-95, 158 GP).


  • Jake Bean (shoulder) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 17); out 4-to-6 months (17 games)
  • D Nick Blankenburg (ankle) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 10); 6-to-8 weeks (19 games)
  • Adam Boqvist (broken foot) is on Injured Reserve (Oct. 26); 6-weeks (24 games)
  • RW Yegor Chinakhov (ankle) is on Injured Reserve (Dec. 20); out indefinitely (1 game)
  • C/RW Justin Danforth (torn labrum) is on Injured Reserve (Oct. 25); 6 months (26 games)
  • Boone Jenner (fractured thumb) is on Injured Reserve (Dec. 19); 4-weeks (2 games)
  • G Joonas Korpisalo (lower body) is on Injured Reserve (Dec. 10); 1-to-2 weeks (6 games)
  • Elvis Merzlikins (illness) is day-to-day (1 game)
  • Cole Sillinger (upper body) is day-to-day (2 games)
  • LW Jakub Voracek (upper body) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 4); out indefinitely (21 games)
  • Zach Werenski (shoulder separation/torn labrum) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 10); out 6 months (19 games)