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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Forces overtime Friday

Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal on three shots and added two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets. Bjorkstrand was the reason this game made it to overtime -- he scored with 14 seconds left in regulation to tie the score. The 26-year-old has been better than a point-per-game in March with six goals and seven helpers in 12 appearances. The winger is up to 23 tallies, 49 points (16 on the power play), 170 shots on net, 72 hits and a minus-24 rating in a career year.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Slides two assists

Bjorkstrand supplied two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blues. Bjorkstrand has compiled 22 goals and 26 assists for a career-high point total. Additionally, the Danish winger's 15 power-play points are matched only by linemate Jakub Voracek to share the team lead. Bjorkstrand is evolving into quite the dependable fantasy contributor in his seventh season with Columbus.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Tallies in win

Bjorkstrand scored a goal on five shots and added five hits in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Blackhawks. Bjorkstrand provided the Blue Jackets with insurance in the third period. It was his third goal in the last four games. He's also been noticeably more physical since the start of January -- he had just three multi-hit games between October and December, but he's racked up eight such efforts since the calendar flipped to 2022. The 26-year-old has 15 tallies, 32 points, 118 shots on net, 50 hits and a minus-27 rating through 46 appearances.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Lights lamp in Buffalo

Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal in Thursday's overtime win over the Sabres. It was a slick strike, as Bjorkstrand took a pass through the slot from Patrik Laine off his skate, calmly kicked the puck up to his stick and tucked it past a sprawling Dustin Tokarski. The third-period tally tied the game at 3-3 and set the stage for some OT heroics by Jakub Voracek. Bjorkstrand's tally snapped a seven-game goal drought for the 26-year-old, and on the season he's up to 13 goals and 30 points through 43 contests.
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Blue Jackets Down Flyers Behind Goals From Oliver Bjorkstrand, Patrik Laine

The Blue Jackets have been a bit of a rollercoaster as of late. On January 13th, they took down one of the best teams in the league, the Carolina Hurricanes, 6-0. It was domination. Riding the momentum of that big win on January 15th, they went down to Florida and...
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Clears COVID-19 protocols

Bjorkstrand exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda. Bjorkstrand recorded three goals and one assist through his eight December appearances. He missed his first game of 2021 in the virus protocols but won't miss further contests to the issue. Upon his return, the 26-year-old will seek to replicate the strong production he's conducted this season, starting with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: No game Monday

Bjorkstrand and the Blue Jackets will not play Toronto on Monday due to COVID-19 postponements. Columbus is currently still scheduled to play Chicago on Tuesday. Bjorkstrand has nine goals and 23 points through 28 games this season.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Two points in overtime win

Bjorkstrand scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Kraken. Bjorkstrand opened the scoring at 8:13 of the second period, and that opened the floodgates for the Blue Jackets. He also set up Max Domi in the final minute of the frame. Bjorkstrand is up to nine goals, 14 assists, 73 shots and a minus-10 rating through 26 contests. He's produced multiple points in two of the last three games to follow up a stretch where he had just two points in nine outings.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Collects pair of helpers

Bjorkstrand notched two assists (one on the power play) and three shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Coyotes. Bjorkstrand set up a Boone Jenner goal in the second period and also had a hand in Zach Werenski's power-play tally in the third. The 26-year-old Bjorkstrand saw his five-game point streak snapped versus the Red Wings on Monday, but it didn't take him long to get back on track. The Danish winger has five tallies, 12 helpers, 43 shots and a minus-4 rating in 14 contests overall.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: Provides pair of helpers

Bjorkstrand produced two assists and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche. Bjorkstrand set up defenseman Jake Bean in the second period to get the Blue Jackets on the board. He also assisted on Boone Jenner's third-period tally. Bjorkstrand continues to pile up points early in the season -- he's got four goals and eight assists through nine contests, with four of those points coming on the power play. The Danish winger has added 25 shots on net and a minus-2 rating while thriving in a top-six role.
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Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand: In giving mood Thursday

BJorkstrand dished out three assists and had two shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders. Bjorkstrand figured in on every Columbus goal, including the primary assist on Patrik Laine's overtime snipe 1:49 into the extra period. The 26-year-old Bjorkstrand has started the year with two goals and five assists over his first four games.
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Olympic dreams are in reach for Oliver Bjorkstrand and Team Denmark

Oliver Bjorkstrand won’t be tuning in to men’s ice hockey at the Beijing 2022 Olympics Winter Games. Instead, he will be a part of the tournament with Team Denmark. For as long as Bjorkstrand can recall, seeing the best athletes in the world represent their respective countries on the iconic sporting stage has been must-see TV for the 26-year-old Columbus Blue Jackets forward.
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Oliver Bjorkstrand to Play for Team Denmark at 2022 Olympic Games

Portland, Ore. – The Portland Winterhawks, proud member club of the Western Hockey League, shared that Winterhawks alumnus Oliver Bjorkstrand was named one of three provisional players to be included on Team Denmark’s inaugural Olympic national team roster. Bjorkstrand joins Seth Jones (Team USA) as the second Winterhawks alum who...
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Q&A: Oliver Bjorkstrand talks Olympic qualifiers, upcoming season

Oliver Bjorkstrand's summer wasn't all that busy, but he did take one trip that he'll remember forever. After mostly hanging out around Columbus this offseason, the Blue Jackets winger visited Oslo, Norway, in late August to skate with his native country in a qualifying event for the 2022 Winter Olympics. And it was mission accomplished for the Herning, Denmark, native and his teammates, as Bjorkstrand chipped in three goals and two assists in three games, all wins for Denmark as the country moved on to the Olympics for the first time in its history.
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Oliver Bjorkstrand Has Great Weekend As Denmark Qualifies For First Olympic Games

Congratulations are in order for the Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand. Over the weekend, Bjorkstrand was instrumental in helping Denmark secure their first-ever berth in the Olympic Games, as the Danes defeated Slovenia (4-3), South Korea (11-1), and Norway (2-0). Bjorkstrand tallied 3-2-5 in those three games, including a hat trick...
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Can Oliver Bjorkstrand Get to Another Level This Year?

As Oliver Bjorkstrand helps out Denmark with qualifying for the Olympics, the thought crossed my mind, just how much better can someone like Bjorkstrand get? In his most recent Olympic qualifying game against South Korea, he scored three goals in a very short period of time. Is the sky really...
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2021 Player Reviews: Oliver Bjorkstrand will not be underrated much longer

If you’re looking for an upside to a down year for the Columbus Blue Jackets, look no further than the emergence of Oliver BJORKSTRAND as a bonafide star. The 26-year old winger led the Columbus Blue Jackets in essentially all offensive categories, pacing the team at a .79 point per game clip, which amounts to 64 points over a full 82 game season.
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2020-2021 Season Review: Oliver Bjorkstrand Has Fantastic Year

GP G A PTS +/- PS PIM S% GWG TOI CF% xG. He notched a career-best in penalty minutes, despite the shortened season. His average ice time decreased by 19 seconds from last season, and his shooting percentage dipped 0.4% from last campaign. Interestingly enough, Bjorkstrand didn't score a single game-winning goal, despite leading the team in goals. He notched five last season.
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