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Columbus Blue Jackets v New Jersey Devils Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 5:00 EST
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: All About the Jersey

The Columbus Blue Jackets play their 3rd game in 4 nights tonight when they take on the New Jersey Devils. Following last night’s lackluster performance against the Ottawa Senators, the Blue Jackets will be hard pressed to get a win against the cellar dwelling Devils.

The Devils, as you may remember, absolutely demolished the Blue Jackets in February to the tune of 5-1 in Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets should be motivated to avenge that loss.

The Blue Jackets will also be facing former defenseman Dalton Prout, traded to the Devils on deadline day, and Kyle Quincey will be making his return shortly after being acquired in the same deal.

The Blue Jackets will be facing off against netminder Keith Kinkaid. Sergei Bobrovsky will man the Blue Jackets’ net. New Jersey enters on a 6 game losing streak, and is ripe for the picking for Columbus to get back on track.

Columbus Blue Jackets, 40-17-6, 86 points, 2nd Metro, 2nd East
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New Jersey Devils, 25-27-12, 62 points, 7th Metro, 14th East

Season Series

2/4/17 NJD 5 @ CBJ 1
3/5/17 CBJ @ NJD
3/7/17 NJD @ CBJ
3/19/17 CBJ @ NJD

Stats Matchup

New Jersey Columbus
2.25 (29) GPG 3.17 (5)
2.84 (19) GAPG 2.35 (3)
18.0% (19) PP% 21.6% (8)
80.6% (17) PK% 82.7% (10)
46.6% (29) EV Corsi % 50.5% (15)
99.2 (23) EV PDO 101.6 (4)
Kyle Palmieri, 20 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 29
Taylor Hall, 28 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 40
Taylor Hall, 42 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 54
Miles Wood, 53 PIM Leader Brandon Dubinsky, 66
13-12-6 Road / Home 17-8-5
2-6-2 Last 10 6-3-1

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Nick Foligno Alexander Wennberg Oliver Bjorkstrand
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Sam Gagner Brandon Saad
Lauri Korpikoski William Karlsson Josh Anderson
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Kyle Quincey
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo

New Jersey Devils

Taylor Hall Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Miles Wood Adam Henrique Beau Bennett
Jospeh Blandisi Blake Coleman Stefan Noesen
Nick Lappin Kevin Rooney Devante Smith-Pelly
Jon Merrill Ben Lovejoy
John Moore Damon Severson
Dalton Prout Steven Santini
Keith Kinkaid
Cory Schneider