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Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild
Saturday, October 15, 2017 - 8:00 EST
Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, Minnesota
Opponent’s Blog: Hockey Wilderness

Minnesota/th> Columbus
3.67 (7) GPG 2.75 (18)
3.50 (20) GAPG 1.75 (3)
18.2% PP% 10.0% (25)
70.3% (27) PK% 90.0% (7)
42.72% (29) EV Corsi % 49.04% (17)
85.44 (29) EV PDO 98.08(17)
Chris Stewart, 4 G Leader Sonny Milano, 4
Jason Zucker, 2 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 3
Chris Stewart, 5 P Leader Sonny Milano, 4
Marcus Foligno, 5 PIM Leader Zac Dalpe, 9
0-0-0 Home / Road 1-1-0
2-1-0 Last 10 3-1-0

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Alexander Wennberg Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano Nick Foligno Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Matt Calvert Brandon Dubinsky Josh Anderson
Pierre-Luc Dubois Lukas Sedlak Zac Dalpe
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Scott Harrington
Joonas Korpisalo
Sergei Bobrovsky
Minnesota Wild
Not Nino Niederreiter Eric Staal Not Charlie Coyle
Not Marcus Foligno Mikko Koivu Tyler Ennis
Jason Zucker Joel Eriksson Ek Chris Stewart
Daniel Winnik Matt Cullen Gustav Olafsson
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin Matthew Dumba
Kyle Quincey Mike Reilly
Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock

Last night was fun. Can the Columbus Blue Jackets keep it going on the second night of a back to back?

After Artemi Panarin put the team on his back and scored the game winner by himself last night, the Blue Jackets traveled to Minnesota where tonight they will take on the heavily injured Minnesota Wild. Missing from the Wild lineup are key players such as Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Marcus Foligno, Charlie Coyle, and Nino Niederreiter. How Minnesota will fare without these players in their lineup is a mystery to everyone.

As for the Blue Jackets, expect Joonas Korpisalo to get the start as he did on the second night of a back to back last weekend. Korpi missed practice this week after having his wisdom teeth removed but should be good to go tonight.

I know Minnesota’s lineup is .... lacking, to say the least, but even Hockey Wilderness has no idea what to expect from their lineup tonight. Hooray!

Go Jackets.