Johnny Gaudreau-Boone Jenner-Jack Roslovic Line Buzzing In 2024

By Coby Maeir on February 28, 2024 at 1:45 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates with center Jack Roslovic (96) and left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) and defenseman Damon Severson (78) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose.
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Since the calendar flipped to 2024, it's clear what the Blue Jackets top line has been.

Johnny Gaudreau, Boone Jenner, and Jack Roslovic have been consistently together for the better part of the last two months and have been fantastic. Since Jan. 1, Gaudreau has posted 1-16--17 in 19 games, Jenner has recorded 5-3--8 in 13 games, and Roslovic has scored 2-7--9 in 18 games.

Since Jan. 27, Gaudreau has posted 1-12--13 in 10 games, Jenner has registered 5-3--8 in 10 games, and Roslovic has scored 2-5--7 in nine games. 

The exclamation point of this line's success came in Sunday's 4-2 win over the red-hot Rangers as the trio combined for 1-3--4. 

As shown in the chart below, this line has played together for longer in the past two months than the first three months of the season, and they've found success since Jan. 1. 

Johnny Gaudreau-Boone Jenner-Jack Roslovic at 5v5 this season (Via
Date TOI Shot Attempts For/Against Shots on Goal For/Against Scoring Chances For/Against High-Danger Chances For/Against Goals For/Against Expected Goals For/Against
Oct. 12-Dec. 31 79:40 87/105 42/44 44/41 18/14 4/7 4.00/4.29
Jan. 1-Present 81:31 111/92 57/54 57/38 22/15 11/3 6.02/3.80

With Roslovic a likely candidate to be traded ahead of the March 8 trade deadline, it'll be interesting to see who fills that void if he's indeed moved. However, the timing of this line's success can only add to whatever Roslovic's trade value is. 

In a lost season, it's promising to see two of the team's best players, Gaudreau and Jenner, playing at an elite level over the last two months. 

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