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Game Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 PM EST
United Center, Chicago, Illinois (go Cubs go!)
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Second City Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0-0, 1st Metro, 1st East
@
Chicago Blackhawks, 1-0-0, 1st Central, 1st West

Season Series

10/7/2017 CBJ @ CHI
2/24/2018 CHI @ CBJ

Stats Preview

Chicago Columbus
10 (1) GPG 5
1 GAPG 0.00 (1)
n/a PP% n/a
n/a PK% n/a
n/a EV Corsi % n/a
n/a EV PDO n/a
Brandon Saad, 3 G Leader Zach Werenski, 1
Ryan Hartman, 4 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 3
Ryan Hartman, 5 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 3
Jonathan Toews, 2 PIM Leader Matt Calvert, 5
1-0-0 Home / Road 0-0-0
1-0-0 Last 10 1-0-0

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Alexander Wennberg Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano Nick Foligno Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Pierre-Luc Dubois Brandon Dubinsky Matt Calvert
Zac Dalpe Lukas Sedlak Markus Hannikainen
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Gabriel Carlsson
Joonas Korpisalo
Sergei Bobrovsky
Chicago Blackhawks
Brandon Saad Jonathan Toews Richard Panik
Ryan Hartman Nick Schmaltz Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp Artem Anisimov Alex DeBrincat
Lance Bouma Tanner Kero John Hayden
Duncan Keith Brent Seabrook
Michal Kempny Connor Murphy
Gustav Forsling Jan Ruuta
Corey Crawford
Anton Forsberg

After thoroughly dominating the New York Islanders to open the season last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit the road to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks served notice to the league on Thursday night by smacking down the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1. To avoid a similar fate, the Jackets will have to skate with the same intensity and urgency that they showed on opening night.

After getting the start last night, Sergei Bobrovsky will likely have the night off (though this is not confirmed at this time). If he does, Joonas Korpisalo will get the start in net for the Jackets.

A win tonight would give the Jackets a 3 point lead over the Penguins after 2 games. Let’s go make it happen.