Countdown To Face-Off is ON featuring a new Blue Jackets Conversation show, Links to the Game featuring Jody Shelley, Cole Sillinger and Patrik Laine, Blue Jackets Rewinds from last season, and exclusive CBJ videos on social media throughout the preseason.

COLUMBUS, OH – Bally Sports Ohio will produce all non-nationally exclusive Blue Jackets 2023-24 regular season games each with pre- and postgame coverage. Click for the complete game schedule.

The Blue Jackets open their 23rd NHL season at home on Thursday, October 12th with a 7 p.m. puck drop vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Bally Sports Ohio will feature a special hour-long pregame show live from Nationwide Arena Plaza starting at 6 p.m.

Pre- and Postgame Coverage

Blue Jackets Livepregame show, presented by Central Ohio Toyota Dealers, will air 30 minutes prior to every game providing commentary, features, and in-depth pregame coverage. Immediately following the final horn of each game, the postgame edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy,will feature highlights, player interviews and analysis.

Broadcast Team

Play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer and color analyst Jody Shelley are back to call the action all season long with Dave Maetzoldreporting. Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and Brian Giesenschlag return to co-host Blue Jackets Live.


Blue Jackets coverage can be streamed on and the Bally Sports app when a consumer authenticates through their pay TV service or subscribes to Bally Sports+.

The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as the following platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Countdown to Face-Off

Bally Sports Ohio is getting CBJ fans ready for the season with “Countdown to Face-Off”, presented by Jet’s Pizza. Over the next month, Jackets fans can watch Blue Jackets ConversationsLinks to the Game, Blue Jackets Rewinds, and Welcome to the NHL on Bally Sports Ohio, as well as exclusive preseason videos on and Bally Sports Columbus social media channels.

Social Media

Follow @BallySportsCBUS on X; BallySportsColumbus on Facebook; and @ballysportsCbus on Instagram for additional Blue Jackets coverage.  Fans can also follow the broadcasters at: