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Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00 EST
Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Raw Charge

Columbus Blue Jackets, 9-4-0, 18 points, 2nd Metro, 3rd East
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Tampa Bay Lightning, 10-2-2, 22 points, 1st Atlantic, 1st East

Season Series

10/19/17: TBL 2 @ CBJ 0
11/4/17 CBJ @ TBL
12/31/17 TBL @ CBJ

Stats Preview

Tampa Bay Columbus
3.86 (1) GPG 3.31 (10)
2.64 (8) GAPG 2.54 (5)
28.6% (3) PP% 12.8% (30)
81.8% (16) PK% 84.8% (7)
49.67% (16) EV Corsi % 53.93% (4)
103.5(1) EV PDO 101.1 (12)
Nikita Kucherov, 13 G Leader Sonny Milano and Josh Anderson, 5
Steven Stamkos, 18 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 10
Steven Stamkos, 24 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 11
Nikita Kucherov, 16 PIM Leader Zac Dalpe, 11
6-1-1 Home / Road 4-2-0
7-1-2 Last 10 7-3-0

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Nick Foligno Josh Anderson
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Tyler Motte
Matt Calvert Alexander Wennberg Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Sonny Milano Pierre-Luc Dubois Markus Hannikainen
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vladislav Namestnikov Steven Stamkos Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat Brayden Point Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn Gabriel Dumont J.T. Brown
Chris Kunitz Tyler Johnson Ryan Callahan
Victor Hedman Jake Dotchin
Mikhail Sergachev Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn Dan Girardi
Andrei Vasilevskiy
Peter Budaj

Game Preview

On the heels of a 7-3 victory over the Florida Panthers, the Columbus Blue Jackets continue their road trip tonight when they face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite a Steven Stamkos who was quoted as saying he may never feel 100% again, Nikita Kucherov has opened the season on fire to lead the Lightning to an Eastern Conference lead heading into tonight’s matchup.

Here’s hoping the Jackets can ground the Lightning tonight on the night the Lightning plan to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship team.