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Game Preview #26: Islanders at Blue Jackets

Here’s what you need to know.

NHL: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

*stats not updated through Friday night’s game, as press time was before that and I took ladyfriend to meet my parents last night, so I was nervous with that on my mind. Sorry gang. I’ll try and update them in the comments during the day.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog:

Columbus Blue Jackets, 16-5-4, 36 points, 3rd Metro, 4th East, 5th NHL
vs.
New York Islanders, 11-10-5, 27 points, 8th Metro, 14th East

Season Series

12/10/16 NYI @ CBJ
1/24/17 CBJ @ NYI
2/25/17 NYI @ CBJ
3/18/17 CBJ @ NYI

#AreTheCBJGoodYet

Stats Matchup

New York Columbus
2.62 (14) GPG 3.17 (4)
2.87 (22) GAPG 2.17 (3)
13.5% (30) PP% 24.6% (1)
83.3% (13) PK% 81.3% (17)
45.8 (29) EV CF% 50.94% (12)
100.8 (9) EV PDO 101.9 (6)
John Tavares / Anders Lee, 8 G Leader Nick Foligno / Sam Gagner, 10
John Tavares, 13 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 16
John Tavares, 21 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 23
Travis Harmonic, 42 PIM Leader Nick Foligno, 33
2-6-1 Road / Home 9-3-1
6-2-2 Last 10 7-1-2

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell William Karlsson Josh Anderson
Matt Calvert Lukas Sedlak Sam Gagner
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Markus Nutivaara Ryan Murray
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

New York Islanders

Josh Bailey John Tavares Brock Nelson
Andrew Ladd Ryan Strome Shane Prince
Nikolay Kulemin Alan Quine Jason Chimera
Anders Lee Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy Travis Harmonic
Thomas Hickey Scott Mayfield
Calvin de Haan Dennis Seidenberg
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss