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Game Preview: Heading to Raleigh

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Jackets look to rebound in Carolina

NHL: New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

After a few nights off following Saturday’s contest in Chicago, the Blue Jackets head to Raleigh to face off with the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7:00 pm. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky returns to the net, having recorded the 29-save shutout in the opener last Friday.

As for the ‘Canes, they enter tonight’s matchup winners in their only game so far, a 5-4 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Goalie Scott Darling, an offseason acquisition traded over from the Chicago Blackhawks, gets the nod in net.

Columbus will also have new look lines as Josh Anderson makes his season debut. In Saturday’s opener for Cleveland, he impressed with speed, physicality and was the games’ shot leader.

Things to know

Nick Foligno has won nearly 80 percent of his faceoffs so far (19 of 24). Columbus is 4-1-1 in its previous six at Carolina and have won two straight. The Hurricanes have never shut out the Jackets. Columbus did so twice — Marc Denis, 3-0, 25 saves on road March 2, 2004, and Bobrovsky with 36 saves in a 3-0 home win Jan. 10 2014.

We’ll also see how some new line combinations work.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Pierre-Luc Dubois Alexander Wennberg Oliver Bjorkstrand
Artemi Panarin Nick Foligno Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert Brandon Dubinsky Josh Anderson
Sonny Milano Lukas Sedlak Markus Hannikainen
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Gabriel Carlsson
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Carolina Hurricanes
Sebastian Aho Jordan Stall Elias Lindholm
Tuevo Teravainen Victor Rask Justin Williams
Jeff Skinner Derek Ryan Janne Kuokkanen
Joakim Nordstrom Brock McGinn Marcus Kruger
Jaccob Slavin Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin Justin Faulk
Haydn Fleury Klas Dahlbeck
Scott Darling
Cam Ward