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Columbus Blue Jackets at Carolina Hurricanes
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00 EST
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Canes Country

Columbus Blue Jackets, 20-11-1, 41 points, 1st Metro, 2nd East
@
Carolina Hurricanes, 13-11-7, 33 points, 8th Metro, 11th East

Season Series

10/10/17 CBJ 2 @ CAR 1 (OT)
11/10/17 CAR 3 @ CBJ 1
11/28/17 CAR 2 @ CBJ 3
12/16/17 CBJ @ CAR

Stats Preview

Carolina Columbus
2.74 (23) GPG 2.81 (21)
3.03 (21) GAPG 2.59 (5)
15.0% (28) PP% 10.11% (31)
77.33% (26) PK% 83.52% (5)
54.68% (1) EV Corsi % 52.59% (8)
98.7 (23) EV PDO 100.0 (16)
Jeff Skinner, 11 G Leader Josh Anderson, 12
Teuvo Teravainen, 16 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 21
Teuvo Teravainen, 24 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 28
Marcus Kruger, 22 PIM Leader Nick Foligno, 23
6-4-3 Home / Road 8-5-1
4-3-3 Last 10 6-4-0

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Pierre-Luc Dubois Josh Anderson
Nick Foligno Lukas Sedlak Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Boone Jenner Alexander Wennberg Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert Jordan Schroeder Tyler Motte
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Scott Harrington Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Carolina Hurricanes
Sebastian Aho Jordan Staal Teuvo Teravainan
Jeff Skinner Derek Ryan Justin Williams
Brock McGinn Victor Rask Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom Marcus Kruger Josh Jooris
Jaccob Slavin Brett Pesce
Haydn Fleury Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin Trevor Van Reimsdyk
Scott Darling
Cam Ward

Preview

Zach Werenski is Rey, young and strong with the Force.

Torts is Unkar Plutt.

David Savard is Chewie, big and hairy.

Oliver Bjorkstrand is BB-8, a newer and better version of a fan favorite.

Pierre Luc Dubois? More like Poe-Luc Dameron.

Matt Calvert= Hux, because ginger.

Nick Foligno is Luke, a leader with a beard whose game has been in hiding.

Always needing repairs, often makes things harder for his teammates? Ryan Murray or C-3PO?

Cam Atkinson, a little short to be a Stormtrooper. But his shooting percentage is bad enough! Wakka wakka!