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.
Josh Anderson had seven shots on goal last night in Cleveland. No other Monster had more than three. #CBJ— Mark Scheig (@markscheig) October 8, 2017
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.
|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|
|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|