Both of these teams lost overtime games last night: Columbus 3-4 in Pittsburgh and the Devils lost 3-4 at home to Calgary.
This is the Jackets’ first meeting with New Jersey, the last of their Metro opponents they haven’t faced yet. That’s weird.
I’ll update the lineups before if and when any lineup changes are announced. After a 4 day rest, Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to start both legs of this back-to-back. David Savard and Markus Nutivaara are both still listed as “day to day.” Dalton Prout is still listed as “a waste of a roster spot who got benched after just 9 shifts against Pittsburgh thus forcing the other 5 defensemen to carry the load.” It would be nice to see Dean Kukan make his season debut, wouldn’t it?
4:37 PM UPDATE: Markus Hannikainen is an emergency recall, and will take Josh Anderson’s place. Anderson is ill. Bob will start in goal. Markus Nutivaara is back and Dalton Prout is scratched.
For those of you going to the game, there will be a meetup at the cannon during the second intermission. Sounds like a good number of you will be there.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: CD 102.5 FM
Opponent’s Blog: All About the Jersey
Columbus Blue Jackets, 33-12-5, 71 points, 2nd Metro, 2nd East
New Jersey Devils, 21-21-10, 52 points, 8th Metro, 13th East
2/4/17 NJD @ CBJ
3/5/17 CBJ @ NJD
3/7/17 NJD @ CBJ
3/19/17 CBJ @ NJD
|2.25 (28)||GPG||3.34 (3)|
|15.1% (26)||PP%||24.6% (1)|
|81.0% (16)||PK%||82.7% (13)|
|46.59% (28)||EV Corsi %||49.92% (17)|
|99.2 (23)||EV PDO||102.0 (3)|
|Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri, 14||G Leader||Cam Atkinson, 25|
|Taylor Hall, 22||A Leader||Alexander Wennberg, 34|
|Taylor Hall, 33||P Leader||Cam Atkinson, 47|
|Kyle Palmieri, 42||PIM Leader||Josh Anderson, 56|
|11-12-6||Home / Road||18-5-1|
|Brandon Saad||Alexander Wennberg||Nick Foligno|
|Boone Jenner||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Matt Calvert||William Karlsson||Markus Hannikainen|
|Scott Hartnell||Lukas Sedlak||Sam Gagner|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Jack Johnson||Ryan Murray|
|Scott Harrington||Markus Nutivaara|
|Taylor Hall||Travis Zajac||Kyle Palmieri|
|Mike Cammalleri||Adam Henrique||Miles Wood|
|Pavel Zacha||Jacob Josefson||Stefan Noesen|
|Joseph Blandisi||Sergey Kalinin||P.A. Parenteau|
|Andy Greene||Ben Lovejoy|
|Kyle Quincey||Damon Severson|
|Seth Helgeson||Steven Santini|