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NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:00 EST
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: CD 102.5 FM
Opponent’s Blog: Japers’ Rink

Columbus Blue Jackets, 27-5-4, 58 points, 1st Metro, 1st East, 1st NHL

vs.

Washington Capitals, 23-9-5, 51 points, 4th Metro, 5th East, 5th NHL, yes the Metro has 4 of the top 5 teams in the entire league holy crap that is insane

Season Series

11/15/16 WAS 1 @ CBJ 2 (OT)
11/20/16 CBJ 3 @ WAS 2
01/05/17 CBJ @ WAS
03/23/17 CBJ @ WAS
04/02/17 WAS @ CBJ

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT THIS GAME:

Nice to hear such positive things being said by the major broadcasters covering the league.

Stats

Washington Columbus
2.81 (11) GPG 3.44 (2)
2.14 (3) GAPG 2.03 (1)
17.2% (17) PP% 28.3% (1)
86.4% (4) PK% 81.5% (16)
52.55% (4) Corgi 50.20% (14)
102.2 (3) Luck 103.5 (1)
Alex Ovechkin, 18 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 18
Nicklas Backstrom, 21 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 26
Nicklas Backstrom, 30 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 38
Tom Wilson, 36 PIM Leader Josh Anderson, 41
14-5-1 Home / Road 12-2-3
6-2-2 Last 10 10-0-0