Bjorkstrand collected a goal and an assist with six shots in a 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Bjorkstrand tied the game at 2-2 with 6:45 left in the second period, roofing a shot past Calvin Pickard from the right faceoff dot. He later picked up an assist on Max Domi's overtime winner. The 26-year-old Bjorkstrand leads the Blue Jackets with a career-high 44 points, while also pacing the squad in goals (18) and assists (26).
Bjorkstrand scored two goals and added a power-play helper in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.
Bjotkstrand helped Jack Roslovic get Columbus on the board with the extra man early in the second, then lit the lamp himself in the final minute of the period to even the score at two goals apiece. The Danish winger added an empty-netter in the final second of the third period to complete the three-point night, which gave him 10 points in his last nine games.
Bjorkstrand registered a pair of assists and three shots on goal in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.
Bjorkstrand helped out on both of Eric Robinson's tallies in the contest. The 26-year-old Bjorkstrand won't finish with 36 points for a third straight year -- he's up to 38 (15 tallies, 23 helpers) with 124 shots on net and a minus-13 rating in 50 contests this year. His career high in points is 40, set in 2017-18.
Bjorkstrand notched an assist in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.
Bjorkstrand set up Vladislav Gavrikov for the opening tally at 6:06 of the first period. That was all the offense the Blue Jackets could muster. The 26-year-old Bjorkstrand has just two assists during a seven-game goal drought. For the season, he's at 33 points, 109 shots on net, a minus-9 rating and 23 PIM in 46 appearances.
Bjorkstrand (illness) has been cleared to play ahead of Thursday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Bjorkstrand missed Wednesday's practice with an illness not related to COVID-19, but whatever he was dealing with was evidently minor. He'll slot into his usual spots on Columbus' second line and second power-play unit against the Lightning.
Bjorkstrand missed Wednesday's practice with an illness not related to COVID-19.
Bjorkstrand should be considered questionable for Thursday's game versus Tampa Bay. If Bjorkstrand's unable to go, Riley Nash or Mikhail Grigorenko will likely draw into the lineup against the Lightning.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Bjorkstrand tallied at 10:49 of the second period to open the scoring. The 25-year-old winger has a share of the Blue Jackets' team lead in goals with 13. He reached the 30-point mark for the fourth straight year, and he's got enough time left to challenge his career high of 40 points, set in 82 outings during the 2017-18 campaign.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Hurricanes.
Bjorkstrand squared the game at 1-1 just 39 seconds into the third, throwing a puck in front from below the goal line that banked off of Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton and into the net. It was the 11th goal of the year for Bjorkstrand, who also registered the shootout winner for Columbus. Bjorkstrand has accumulated five goals and six assists in nine games since the start of March.
Bjorkstrand dished out three assists and had three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over Carolina.
Bjorkstrand set up a pair of Seth Jones goals, including the overtime winner, as well as a Kevin Stenlund tally that tied the game late in the second period. Bjorkstrand has been on fire since the start of March, racking up four goals six assists in eight games. He has seven of those 10 points in just the last four contests. The 25-year-old has 10 goals and 16 assists in 31 games on the year, with those 16 assists already topping his total from each of the previous two seasons.
Bjorkstrand scored twice on five shots and added an assist Thursday in a 5-4 loss to Florida.
Bjorkstrand scored the game's first two goals, striking twice just over four minutes apart in the second period. He also assisted on a Max Domi goal that gave the Blue Jackets and seemingly-commanding 4-1 lead early in the third. Columbus ultimately lost in overtime but Bjorkstrand emerged with a season-best three points. The 25-year-old has 10 goals and 12 assists through 28 games, good for a team-leading 22 points.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal on two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday.
Bjorkstrand pulled the Blue Jackets to within 3-2 at 11:38 of the third period, re-directing a Zach Werenski feed following a Florida turnover. It was the eight goal of the year for Bjorkstrand and his second in the last three games. The 25-year-old would be on pace to threaten the career-high 23 goals he scored in 2018-19 if he had the benefit of a full schedule.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Stars winger Joel Kiviranta turned the puck over in his own zone, and Bjorkstrand was there to snipe his seventh goal of the season. Through 25 games, Bjorkstrand has 18 points, 57 shots on net, 21 hits and 23 PIM. The Danish winger will likely continue in a middle-six role with a fair amount of power-play time.
Bjorkstrand scored two goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Chicago.
The 25-year-old salvaged a point for the Jackets with his third-period tallies, erasing a 5-3 deficit. Bjorkstrand is showing that last year's big step forward was no fluke, and he has six goals and 16 points through 20 games to begin the current campaign.
Bjorkstrand recorded an assist in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
Bjorkstrand had the secondary helper on Max Domi's third-period goal. The 25-year-old Bjorkstrand is one of the Blue Jackets' better options on offense, with four goals, seven helpers, 28 shots on net, 23 PIM and 14 hits through 13 games this year. While tough play isn't central to his game, Bjorkstrand can hold his own. Look for the winger to continue his productive ways in a top-six role.
Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist with two shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Stars.
Bjorkstrand opened the scoring 2:23 into the game, circling deep in the offensive zone before beating Anton Khudobin with a quick shot from the right circle. He later added an assist on Cam Atkinson's game-winner in the third period. It was the fourth multi-point effort of the year for Bjorkstrand, who boasts four goals and six assists through 12 games.
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Bjorkstrand opened the scoring 8:53 into the first period and added the lone helper on Eric Robinson's game-winning tally in the second. Friday was the third multi-point effort in nine outings for Bjorkstrand. The Dane has three goals, five helpers, 23 shots on goal and a minus-1 rating this season. Someone will lose key ice time once Patrik Laine joins the Blue Jackets, but given his current form Bjorkstrand's spot in the top six and with the man advantage could be safe.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Lightning.
After a slow start, Bjorkstrand has put up five points (two goals, three assists) in his last three games. We've been waiting for his game to take off and we hope this is the time. Bjorkstrand has delivered two straight 20-plus goal seasons and last year, he took his first big step with 36 points in 49 games. He's going to be a solid fantasy contributor.
Bjorkstrand scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
After scoring 21 goals in only 49 games during last season's abbreviated campaign, Bjorkstrand opened his account for this season with a wicked snapshot from the slot to beat Thomas Greiss late in the second period that tied the game at 1-1. Jackets coach John Tortorella is already busy juggling his forward lines to try and generate an offensive spark, but Bjorkstrand should be one of the team's most reliable snipers no matter who he's skating with.
Bjorkstrand signed a five-year, $27 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
A pair of injuries forced Bjorkstrand to miss a large chunk of the 2019-20 campaign, but he was fantastic when healthy, racking up 21 goals, 15 helpers and 162 shots on net while averaging 17:56 of ice time in 49 games. The 25-year-old Dane is expected to skate on Columbus' top line and first power-play unit this season, and could threaten the 20-goal and 40-point marks if he can stay healthy.
Bjorkstrand (ankle) will be ready to play once the NHL kicks off the 24-team playoff, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Bjorkstrand was on a six-game point streak prior to getting hurt in late February in which he notched four goals and three helpers. The winger has struggled with injuries this season and was limited to just 49 regular-season appearances but still managed to reach the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive year. The Jackets are set to clash with the Maple Leafs in a best-of-five play-in series, where Bjorkstrand could find himself logging big minutes in a top-six role.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/08||vs DET||W 5-4 (OT)||1||1||2||0||19:10|
|05/07||vs DET||L 2-5||0||0||0||-2||16:31|
|05/05||vs NSH||W 4-2||2||1||3||+1||20:31|
|05/03||vs NSH||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||-2||17:46|
|05/01||@ CAR||L 1-2 (OT)||0||1||1||+1||19:32|
|04/27||vs DET||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||24:07|
|04/25||@ TB||L 3-4 (OT)||0||2||2||+1||19:13|
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