Three Things From The Blue Jackets' 4-0 Loss to The Panthers On Thursday: Road Losing Streak Continues, Shutout Again, Jet Greaves' Solid Outing

By Coby Maeir on April 12, 2024 at 8:26 am
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Jet Greaves (73) defends his net against the Florida Panthers during the third period at Amerant Bank Arena.
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The Blue Jackets lost to the Panthers 4-0 on Thursday, falling to 26-42-12. The Jackets are locked into 29th place and the fourth-best lottery odds.

Matthew Tkachuk opened the scoring for Florida just 47 seconds into the game, and that set the tone for the night. 

The Blue Jackets were still within one late in the second period before Evan Rodrigues scored at 17:25 and Sam Reinhart scored at 19:06.

Vladimir Tarasenko made it 4-0 at 17:43 of the third to cap off their shutout victory.

Here are three things from Thursday's game.

Road Losing Streak

The Blue Jackets are now 0-9-1 in their last 10 road games and haven't won an away game since Mar. 2 against Chicago. Per The Athletic's Aaron Portzline, this is the seventh time the Blue Jackets have lost at least 10 straight road games. The Blue Jackets are now 10-23-7 on the road with one away game left. 

Another Shutout

For the sixth time this season, the Blue Jackets have failed to score a goal in a game. Per Stathead, that's tied for the seventh-most shutouts in a single season in Blue Jackets history. They were shut out a franchise-record 16 times in 2006-07. 

Jet Greaves' Solid Outing

Despite allowing four goals, Greaves posted 0.37 goals saved above expected (GSAx), per EvolvingHockey. If not for his 41-save performance, Thursday's game could have been much uglier. 

Greaves has been fantastic this season, posting 5.69 GSAx in seven appearances this season. He's doing everything in his power to show that he should be a full-time NHL goalie next season, whether that's as a starter or as a backup.

Next Up

The Blue Jackets play their penultimate game of the season on Saturday against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.

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