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CBJ announce 2020-21 regular season schedule

Club opens 20th season at NSH on Jan. 14, host TBL at home on Jan. 21

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets and National Hockey League announced today a 2020-21 regular season schedule in which the club will play 56 games, including 28 home dates at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets will kick off their 20th NHL season with a two-game series at Nashville on Thursday and Saturday, January 14 and 16. The club will play its first home games of the season at Nationwide Arena on Thursday and Saturday, January 21 and 23 with a two-game set against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blue Jackets' announcement of the club's 2020-21 schedule is presented by mike's Hard Lemonade. Game times and a broadcast schedule will be announced soon.

This season's schedule will feature 56 games among the re-aligned Central Division's eight teams. The Blue Jackets will play eight games each against the Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Predators and Lightning. The club will play its 56-game schedule over 115 days between January 14 and May 8.

This season, which is the Blue Jackets' 20th in the NHL, marks a return to its roots in the Central Division, where the club played its first 12 seasons from 2000-13. The club will reunite with former Central Division rivals (Chicago, Detroit and Nashville) and continue to compete against one Metropolitan Division rival of the past seven seasons (Carolina). In addition, Columbus will face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning, whom it upset in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs and lost to in the 2020 postseason as Tampa Bay went on to win the second Stanley Cup in franchise history. In Florida, the Blue Jackets face a team led by General Manager Bill Zito (CBJ Assistant GM from 2013-20) and includes former Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky, Alexander Wennberg, Markus Nutivaara, Anthony Duclair and Anton Stralman. Below is breakdown of the schedule by opponent:

2020-21 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE (All Times ET)

 

Date           Day      Opponent                                Time

Jan. 14        Thu.      at Nashville Predators                 TBD

Jan. 16        Sat.       at Nashville Predators                 TBD

Jan. 18        Mon.    at Detroit Red Wings                   TBD

Jan. 19        Tue.      at Detroit Red Wings                   TBD

Jan. 21        Thu.      TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING              TBD

Jan. 23        Sat.       TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING              TBD

Jan. 26        Tue.      FLORIDA PANTHERS                    TBD

Jan. 28        Thu.      FLORIDA PANTHERS                    TBD

Jan. 29        Fri.       at Chicago Blackhawks                TBD

Jan. 31        Sun.      at Chicago Blackhawks                TBD

 

Feb. 2         Tue.      DALLAS STARS                            TBD

Feb. 4         Thu.      DALLAS STARS                            TBD

Feb. 7         Sun.      CAROLINA HURRICANES              TBD

Feb. 8         Mon.    CAROLINA HURRICANES              TBD

Feb. 11        Thu.      at Chicago Blackhawks                TBD

Feb. 13        Sat.       at Chicago Blackhawks                TBD

Feb. 16        Tue.      at Carolina Hurricanes                 TBD

Feb. 18        Thu.      NASHVILLE PREDATORS               TBD

Feb. 20        Sat.       NASHVILLE PREDATORS               TBD

Feb. 23        Tue.      CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              TBD

Feb. 25        Thu.      CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              TBD
Feb. 27        Sat.       at Nashville Predators                 TBD

Feb. 28        Sun.      at Nashville Predators                 TBD

 

Mar. 2         Tue.      DETROIT RED WINGS                  TBD

Mar. 4         Thu.      at Dallas Stars                            TBD

Mar. 6         Sat.       at Dallas Stars                            TBD

Mar. 9         Tue.      FLORIDA PANTHERS                    TBD

Mar. 11       Thu.      FLORIDA PANTHERS                    TBD

Date           Day      Opponent                                Time

Mar. 13       Sat.       DALLAS STARS                            TBD

Mar. 15       Mon.    DALLAS STARS                            TBD

Mar. 18       Thu.      at Carolina Hurricanes                 TBD

Mar. 20       Sat.       at Carolina Hurricanes                 TBD

Mar. 22       Mon.    CAROLINA HURRICANES              TBD

Mar. 25       Thu.      CAROLINA HURRICANES              TBD

Mar. 27       Sat.       at Detroit Red Wings                   TBD

Mar. 28       Sun.      at Detroit Red Wings                   TBD

Mar. 30       Tue.      at Tampa Bay Lightning               TBD

 

Apr. 1         Thu.      at Tampa Bay Lightning               TBD

Apr. 3         Sat.       at Florida Panthers                     TBD

Apr. 4         Sun.      at Florida Panthers                     TBD

Apr. 6         Tue.      TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING              TBD

Apr. 8         Thu.      TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING              TBD

Apr. 10        Sat.       CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              TBD

Apr. 12        Mon.    CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS              TBD

Apr. 15        Thu.      at Dallas Stars                            TBD

Apr. 17        Sat.       at Dallas Stars                            TBD

Apr. 19        Mon.    at Florida Panthers                     TBD

Apr. 20        Tue.      at Florida Panthers                     TBD

Apr. 22        Thu.      at Tampa Bay Lightning               TBD

Apr. 25        Sun.      at Tampa Bay Lightning               TBD

Apr. 27        Tue.      DETROIT RED WINGS                  TBD

 

May 1         Sat.       at Carolina Hurricanes                 TBD

May 3         Mon.    NASHVILLE PREDATORS               TBD

May 5         Wed.    NASHVILLE PREDATORS               TBD

May 7         Fri.       DETROIT RED WINGS                  TBD

May 8         Sat.       DETROIT RED WINGS                  TBD

 

BLUE JACKETS VS. HURRICANES
at Columbus: Feb. 7-Feb. 8; Mar. 22-Mar. 25 - at Carolina: Feb. 16; Mar. 18-Mar. 20, May 1

BLUE JACKETS VS. BLACKHAWKS
at Columbus: Feb. 23-Feb. 25; Apr. 10-Apr. 12 - at Chicago: Jan. 29-Jan. 31; Feb. 11-Feb. 13

BLUE JACKETS VS. STARS
at Columbus: Feb. 2-Feb. 4; Mar. 13-Mar. 15 - at Dallas: Mar. 4-Mar. 6; Apr. 15-Apr. 17

BLUE JACKETS VS. RED WINGS
at Columbus: Mar. 2; Apr. 27; May 7-May 8 - at Detroit: Jan. 18-Jan. 19; Mar. 27-Mar. 28

BLUE JACKETS VS. PANTHERS
at Columbus: Jan. 26-Jan. 28; Mar. 9-Mar. 11 - at Florida: Apr. 3-Apr. 4; Apr. 19-Apr. 20

BLUE JACKETS VS. PREDATORS
at Columbus: Feb. 18-Feb. 20; May 3-May 5 - at Nashville: Jan. 14-Jan. 16; Feb. 27-28

BLUE JACKETS VS. LIGHTNING
at Columbus: Jan. 21-Jan. 23; Apr. 6-Apr. 8 - at Tampa Bay: Mar. 30-Apr. 1; Apr. 22-Apr. 25

SCHEDULE BY DAY OF THE WEEK

Monday 7 (5 Home/2 Away)
Tuesday 11 (7 Home/4 Away)
Wednesday 1 (1 Home/0 Away)
Thursday 15 (8 Home/7 Away)
Friday 2 (1 Home/1 Away)
Saturday 14 (5 Home/9 Away)
Sunday 6 (1 Home/5 Away)

SCHEDULE BY MONTH

January 10 (4 Home/6 Away)
February 13 (8 Home/5 Away)
March 14 (7 Home/7 Away)
April 14 (5 Home/9 Away)
May 5 (4 Home/1 Away)

BACK-TO-BACK ACTION (8 times)
Home/Home - 2 times; Home/Away - 1 time
Away/Home - 0 times; Away/Away - 5 times

First Game Second Game
Jan. 18 at Detroit Jan. 19 at Detroit
Jan. 28 vs. FLORIDA Jan. 29 at Chicago
Feb. 7 vs. CAROLINA Feb. 8 vs. CAROLINA
Feb. 27 at Nashville Feb. 28 at Nashville
Mar. 27 at Detroit Mar. 28 at Detroit
Apr. 3 at Florida Apr. 4 at Florida
Apr. 19 at Florida Apr. 20 at Florida
May 7 vs. DETROIT May 8 vs. DETROIT

CONSECUTIVE HOME/ROAD GAMES
Most Consecutive Home Games: 4(6x)

Most Consecutive Road Games: 6 (2x)
Mar. 27 at Detroit, Mar. 28 at Detroit, Mar. 30 at Tampa Bay, Apr. 1 at Tampa Bay, Apr. 3 at Florida, Apr. 4 at Florida

Apr. 15 at Dallas, Apr. 17 at Dallas, Apr. 19 at Florida, Apr. 20 at Florida, Apr. 22 at Tampa Bay, Apr. 25 at Tampa Bay

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