Game #60 Preview: The train rolls on
Will the Blue Jackets return home with a new addition?
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00 EST
Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FM
Opponent’s Blog: Silver Seven
Columbus Blue Jackets (33-23-3, 69 points, 5th Metro, 9th East)
Ottawa Senators (22-33-5, 49 points, 8th Atlantic, 16th East)
The Blue Jackets have lost two straight after winning five out of their previous six games. That brief skid has been enough to briefly drop them out of a playoff position. A win tonight, however, could vault them over Pittsburgh and Carolina for third place in the Metro. Their opponent is the worst team in the league, and looking to get even worse after a pending fire sale. At least they have the Jack Hughes sweepstakes to look forward to!
Wait, what’s that? Oh. Oh, Ottawa. Oh no.
Player to Watch
Bread should be recovered from his illness, and if not may I offer this suggestion to get through the game:
The Jackets traveled in style to the game, taking a train yesterday from Montreal:
𝑨𝑳𝑳 𝑨𝑩𝑶𝑨𝑹𝑫! pic.twitter.com/2ZGuiiH1qx— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) February 21, 2019
The Other Bench
The Senators played last night in New Jersey, and got shut out 4-0 ... You feel bad about losing our two best players? Ottawa is about to lose THREE of their best players. Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, and Ryan Dzingel were scratched last night. How good are those three?
The pro scouts in NJ might be a little disappointed tonight. Ryan Dzingel, Matt Duchene and Mark Stone aren’t on the ice for the warmup.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) February 21, 2019
They have 41% of Ottawa’s goals this season.
Yowza. Sure would be nice to leave town with one of those players in tow.
12/31/2018 OTT 3 @ CBJ 6
02/22/2019 CBJ @ OTT
04/06/2019 CBJ @ OTT
|3.10 (11)||GPG||3.19 (10)|
|3.72 (31)||GAPG||3.03 (15)|
|21.4% (12)||PP%||15.5% (27)|
|77.0% (27)||PK%||83.2% (5)|
|44.97% (31)||EV Corsi %||50.03% (13)|
|100.0 (13)||EV PDO||100.0 (13)|
|Mark Stone, 28||G Leader||Cam Atkinson, 32|
|Chris Tierney and Mark Stone, 34||A Leader||Artemi Panarin, 43|
|Mark Stone, 62||P Leader||Artemi Panarin, 67|
|Mark Borowiecki, 81||PIM Leader||Josh Anderson, 54|
|14-12-4||Home / Road||18-10-1|
|Artemi Panarin||Pierre-Luc Dubois||Cam Atkinson|
|Nick Foligno||Boone Jenner||Josh Anderson|
|Eric Robinson||Alexander Wennberg||Oliver BJORKSTRAND|
|Brandon Dubinsky||Riley Nash||Markus Hannikainen|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Markus Nutivaara||David Savard|
|Hott Scarrington||Dean Kukan|
|Brady Tkachuk||Colin White||Bobby Ryan|
|Zack Smith||Jean-Gabriel Pageau||Magnus Paajarvi|
|Rudolfs Balcers||Chris Tierney||Mikkel Boedker|
|Filip Chlapik||Darren Archibald|
|Thomas Chabot||Dylan Demelo|
|Maxime Lajoie||Cody Ceci|
|Ben Harpur||Christian Jaros/Cody Goloubef|