Columbus Blue Jackets welcome the Vancouver Canucks to Nationwide Arena on Tuesday for an NHL game scheduled for 07:00 PM EDT. Columbus Blue Jackets are part of the Metropolitan Division of the NHL, and currently sit at #8 position in the standings with no points, while their opponents are part of the Pacific Division and as of now are at #7 with 0 points.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Vancouver Canucks Head to Head
Team P1 P2 P3 Final
The previous game between those two opponents was held on December 14th, 2021 and ended in a 4-3 win for the Vancouver Canucks. Bo Horvat was the one of the reasons for the Canucks’s triumph back then. He spent 18:15 on the ice, earning 2 points, by scoring 2 goals. For the Blue Jackets Eric Robinson finished with 2 points on the night. He stayed 14:31 skating and scored 2 goals. The Canucks’ triumph may also be attributed to the team’s netminder. Jaroslav Halak managed to stop 20 of the 23 shots, which was enough to seal the victory. His colleague on the other end Elvis Merzlikins was tasked with 39 attempts on his goal and allowed 4 to roll past him. There has been a clear favorite when it comes to the latest five encounters, as Columbus Blue Jackets won 4 and the Vancouver Canucks triumphed once in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Columbus Blue Jackets Form
10-15-2022 10-14-2022 10-12-2022 10-08-2022 10-06-2022 10-03-2022 10-01-2022 09-29-2022 09-28-2022 09-25-2022 5:2@ St. Louis Blues 2:5vs Tampa Bay Lightning 4:1@ Carolina Hurricanes 4:3@ Washington Capitals 7:0vs St. Louis Blues 8:1@ Carolina Hurricanes 2:1vs Washington Capitals 4:2@ St. Louis Blues 4:1vs Buffalo Sabres 3:2@ Pittsburgh Penguins
Columbus Blue Jackets were outplayed and lost with the score of 5-2 on the road when facing St. Louis Blues on 10/15. The Blue Jackets’ best player on the night was Gustav Nyquist, who spent 18:56 on the ice and chipped in with 1 point. He shot 3 times towards the enemy’s goal and scored 1 goal. Elvis Merzlikins’s 20 saves couldn’t prevent the team from losing as he let in 5 goals. The Blue Jackets are 0-3-0 across the opening matches and on a run of L3 at the moment. They are 0-1-0 when playing at their own arena this campaign. The team’s next game is on Thursday, October 20th on home ice against Nashville Predators.
Columbus Blue Jackets Standout Performers
- Top Goalie
Elvis MerzlikinsGames Played:59Saves Percentage:0.907Shutouts:16
- Top Skater
Jakub VoracekGames Played:79Goals:6Assists:56
Columbus Blue Jackets Missing Players
Vancouver Canucks Form
10-17-2022 10-15-2022 10-12-2022 10-07-2022 10-05-2022 10-03-2022 09-29-2022 09-25-2022 04-29-2022 04-28-2022 6:4@ Washington Capitals 3:2@ Philadelphia Flyers 5:3@ Edmonton Oilers 4:0vs Arizona Coyotes 5:4vs Edmonton Oilers 7:2@ Edmonton Oilers 3:4vs Seattle Kraken 2:3vs Calgary Flames 3:2@ Edmonton Oilers 3:2vs Los Angeles Kings
The Canucks visited the Washington Capitals for their latest clash on 10/17. It ended in a 6-4 disappointment for them. Elias Pettersson was best among the Vancouver roster, ending the match with 3 points. He managed to score 1 of his total 3 shots on target and provided 2 assists to his fellow Canucks teammates for 17:17 time on the ice. Goalie Thatcher Demko had a busy night, facing 30 shots against him, but 6 of those nestled in his net, resulting in the team’s loss. The Vancouver Canucks own a 0-3-0 balance since the season’s opener and as of now are on a streak of three consecutive defeats. When visiting they are 0-3-0 throughout the campaign. The franchise’s next showing will be versus Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on 10/20 away from home.
Vancouver Canucks Last Season Standout Performers
- Top Goalie
Thatcher DemkoGames Played:64Saves Percentage:0.915Shutouts:14
- Top Skater
J.T. MillerGames Played:80Goals:32Assists:67
Vancouver Canucks Missing Players
1`06:04-Curtis Lazar2 minutes for Roughing Mathieu Olivier
1`07:510-1Bo HorvatElias Pettersson, Oliver EkmanLarsson
1`11:110-2Elias PetterssonVasily Podkolzin, Nils Hoglander
1`16:17Mathieu Olivier5 minutes for Fighting Luke Schenn-
1`16:17-Luke Schenn5 minutes for Fighting Mathieu Olivier
2`11:12Boone Jenner2 minutes for Tripping Bo Horvat-
2`15:42Justin DanforthVladislav Gavrikov, Yegor Chinakhov