Shot in the face by the puck during the meeting on Saturday in Tampa, Phillip Danault has not faced the Blue Jackets on Monday night. Income to the game on February 20, after an absence of 15 games due to a concussion, he had also missed the game against the Florida Panthers march 8, after having suffered from a stiff neck. About Andrew Shaw, even if he had not participated in the morning training of the team, it was indeed at his job in Columbus. Although healthy, forward Byron Froese has been left out for the first time in seven meetings.
To ensure their playoff spot, which is far from being achieved, the Blue Jackets will have to rely on their goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky, whose performances are incomparable to those of last year, where, for the second time in his career, he was awarded the trophy Vezina, awarded to the best goalkeeper of the NHL. The Russian 29-year-old has won 30 games since the start of the season (he had won 41 last year), but most importantly, it has suffered 21 defeats in regulation time and five more in overtime.
Beating Bobrovsky from the 34th second of the game in the match, Brendan Gallagher has reached a summit staff by scoring a 25th goal. It has surpassed its production of 24 he had signed in 2014-2015. It is during this same season he achieved his best harvest of points with 47. He only missing six to surpass this plateau.
‘reilly in hearing
Acquired from the Wild in Minnesota last month, Mike Reilly played Monday in a seventh game in a row with the Canadian and he was able to gain the confidence of his head coach, Claude Julien, who used it for more than 20 minutes during six of these meetings, of which 22 min 42 sec on Monday night.
And 100 for Petry and Galchenyuk !
Jeff Petry and Alex Galchenuyk were on Monday night their 100th game on. They are among only five players to have played the 69 meetings of the Canadian since the beginning of the season. The others are Brendan Gallagher, Paul Byron and Karl Alzner. The latter is also one of the iron men of the NHL. It is in the fourth rank in the ranking of the most long sequences active consecutive games with 609. It is led by Keith Yandle (700), Panthers of Florida, Patrick Marleau (693), Toronto Maple Leafs, and Phil Kessel (680), of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jones on fire
Seth Jones is currently experiencing the best moments of his career, he has now registered five goals and two assists in his last three meetings. Traded by the Predators in Nashville on the 6th of January 2016 in return for forward Ryan Johansen, the defender of the Blue Jackets is the second best pointer of his team with 48 points, behind Artemi Panarin, who sits at the top with 62 points.