Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

 | 9-10-5
  • Goals For
    65 GF
  • Goals Against
    76 GA
  • Power Play %
    17.5 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    72.7 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    168 PIM
  • The Canadian Press

    Dallas faces Columbus on 3-game skid

    Columbus Blue Jackets (9-10-5, fifth in the Central Division) vs. Dallas Stars (6-7-4, eighth in the Central Division) Dallas; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Dallas heads into the matchup with Columbus as losers of three in a row. The Stars are 6-7-4 against the rest of their division. Dallas is last in the NHL shooting 27.8 shots per game. The Blue Jackets are 9-10-5 against Central Division opponents. Columbus is 19th in the Nhl with 29.1 shots per game and is averaging 2.7 goals. Columbus defeated Dallas 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 4. TOP PERFORMERS: Joe Pavelski leads the Stars with 10 goals and has 20 points. Roope Hintz has three goals over the last 10 games for Dallas. Seth Jones leads the Blue Jackets with 12 total assists and has 13 points. Cam Atkinson has six assists over the last 10 games for Columbus. LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 1-6-3, averaging 1.7 goals, three assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .916 save percentage. Blue Jackets: 3-5-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.8 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .900 save percentage. INJURIES: Stars: None listed. Blue Jackets: Elvis Merzlikins: out (upper body). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Pens beat Flyers 5-2 in front of fans for 1st time in a year
    The Canadian Press

    Pens beat Flyers 5-2 in front of fans for 1st time in a year

    PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for the first time in almost a year. Penguins’ players raised their sticks and saluted the fans in attendance following the win. Bryan Rust scored his seventh, and Cody Ceci and Mike Matheson added goals for Pittsburgh, which has won five of seven. Tristan Jarry stopped 40 shots. Joel Farabee scored twice for the Flyers, who had a three-game winning streak halted. Carter Hart made 22 saves for the Flyers. BLUE JACKETS 4, RED WINGS 1 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves and Columbus scored three second-period goals in beating Detroit for the Blue Jackets' first game in front of home fans in more than a year. Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Anthony Mantha got his sixth goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings before being relieved in the third period by Thomas Greiss, who had nine saves and allowed no goals the rest of the way. Detroit has lost two in a row and three of the last five. RANGERS 3, SABRES 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, Igor Shesterkin stopped 22 shots and New York beat Buffalo. Chris Kreider and Alexis Lafreniere also scored for the Rangers, and Adam Fox had two assists. New York won for the fourth time in six games. Sam Reinhart and Tobias Rieder scored for Buffalo, which has lost four straight (0-3-1) and nine of 11 (2-8-1). Carter Hutton finished with 16 saves and fell to 1-6-1 this year. ISLANDERS 2, DEVILS 1 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves and came within 14 seconds of his fourth shutout, and New York beat the slumping Devils in New Jersey’s first home game with fans in almost a year. Rookie Oliver Wahlstrom and Anders Lee scored for New York, which is 9-2-2 in its last 13. Varlamov lost his shutout bid with 13.2 seconds to play when Miles Wood scored with the Devils’ net empty. The Islanders were trying for their second straight shutout after Ilya Sorokin blanked Pittsburgh 2-0 on Sunday. Aaron Dell made 18 saves in his second start for New Jersey, which has lost six of seven. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press

  • Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, snap five-game losing streak
    The Canadian Press

    Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, snap five-game losing streak

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves, Columbus scored three second-period goals, and the Blue Jackets won their first game played in front of home fans in more than a year, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a five-game losing streak with their most complete game in weeks. The state of Ohio loosened COVID-19 restrictions to allow 1,953 fans — about 10% of capacity — in Nationwide Arena, the first time the Blue Jackets have played a home game with spectators since March 1, 2020. Anthony Mantha got his sixth goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings before being relieved in the third period by Thomas Greiss, who had nine saves and allowed no goals the rest of the way. Detroit has lost two in a row and three of the last five. Atkinson got a short-handed goal at 7:44 of the first period after the Blue Jackets were penalized for having too many men on the ice. He took the puck all the way from the Detroit zone and rifled a slap shot in off the post for his fourth goal this season against the man advantage. Mantha tied the game with a power-play goal late in the first, beating Korpisalo with a wrist shot from the slot. But that would be it for the Red Wings. Columbus grabbed the lead back in the second when Nash snapped a shot past Bernier's glove. Roslovic got another on the power play, deflecting a Zach Weresnki long shot, and Jenner put the Blue Jackets up 4-1 with a wrist shot from the right circle late in the second. Columbus outshot Detroit 36-20 and had a 60-38 advantage in shot attempts. UP NEXT Red Wings: Plays at Carolina on Thursday before going home for six games. Blue Jackets: Begins a two-game series at Dallas on Thursday night. ___ Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press