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Columbus Blue Jackets @ St. Louis Blues
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00 EST
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: St. Louis Gametime

Columbus Blue Jackets, 7-3-0, 14 points, 3rd Metro, 6th East
@
St. Louis Blues, 8-2-1, 17 points, 1st Central, 2nd West

Season Series

10/28/17 CBJ @ STL
3/24/2018 STL @ CBJ

Stats Preview

Jaden Schwartz, 8
St. Louis Columbus
3.18 (14) GPG 3.20 (13)
2.45 (6) GAPG 2.30 (3)
18.4% (14) PP% 10.7% (29)
75.6% (27) PK% 88.0% (5)
51.20% (18) EV Corsi % 55.11% (2)
103.1 (6) EV PDO 100.6 (14)
Jaden Schwartz, 7 G Leader Sonny Milano, 5
A Leader Artemi Panarin, 9
Jaden Schwartz,15 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 10
Brayden Schenn, 14 PIM Leader Zac Dalpe, 11
3-0-0 Home / Road 3-1-0
7-2-1 Last 10 7-3-0

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Nick Foligno Josh Anderson
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert Alexander Wennberg Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Pierre-Luc Dubois Zac Dalpe Sonny Milano
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Joonas Korpisalo
Sergei Bobrovsky
St. Louis Blues
Jaden Schwartz Brayden Schenn Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Sobotka Paul Stastny Alex Steen
Magnus Paajarvi Oscar Sundqvist Beau Bennett
Scottie Upshall Matt Hendricks Chris Thorburn
Joel Edmundson Alex Pietrangelo
Nate Prosser Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn Robert Bortuzzo
Jake Allen
Carter Hutton

The Columbus Blue Jackets played like garbage, struggled for long stretches of the game, and somehow eked out two points after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in overtime behind a Josh Anderson game winning goal last night. Tonight, the team goes on the road to take on the Central Division leading St. Louis Blues, a team that has opened the season completely on fire.

Torts may juggle lines, do something crazy with the lineup - we won’t know until this afternoon as he looks for a spark to get the forward lines going. We can expect Joonas Korpisalo to start the second half of the back to back tonight to give Sergei Bobrovsky some rest.

Go Jackets.