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Here's what you need to know, plus a couple paragraphs of gibberish.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 3:00 PM EST
Nationwide Arena - Columbus, Ohio
TV: FSNOH - Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Opponents' Blog: Raw Charge

The Jackets weren't great on Friday, but they weren't terrible either. They just kinda... were.

The Lightning have been white-hot of late... until they weren't, as they've now dropped three in a row (0-2-1) after winning nine straight. They have pretty much owned Columbus the past few years.

This one is early, and is prime for the Jackets to get run. We shall see.

Post Coffee Mug - 15-10-5, 35 pts in 30 games

Columbus Blue Jackets - 28-32-8, 64 pts - 8th Metro, 15th East

vs.

Tampa Bay Lightning - 39-24-5, 83 pts - 3rd Atlantic, 5th East

Season Series

TBL: 2-0-0
CBJ: 0-2-0

12/14/15 - Tampa Bay 2 at Columbus 1
12/26/15 - Columbus 2 at Tampa Bay 5
03/13/16 - Tampa Bay at Columbus

Head to Head Stats

Tampa Bay Columbus
2.69 (12) GPG 2.57 (19)
2.35 (4) GAPG 3.04 (29)
16.7% (25) PP% 18.0% (19)
82.9% (8) PK% 80.9% (15)
52.1% (8) EV CF% 47.6% (23)
100.9 (12) EV PDO 99.7 (18)
+151 (6) EV SC +/- +6 (14)
Steven Stamkos, 29 G leader three tied, 24
Victor Hedman, 31 A leader Brandon Dubinsky, 27
Nikita Kucherov, 54 Pts leader Cam Atkinson, 44
Braydon Coburn / J.T. Brown, 45 PIM leader Scott Hartnell, 102
18-13-2 Road/Home 15-13-6
7-2-1 Last 10 5-4-1
3/11 vs. Philadelphia, L 3-1 Last Game 3/11vs. Pittsburgh, L 3-2