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CBJ Gameday: Capitals at Blue Jackets

Here’s what you need to know.

Columbus Blue Jackets v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 6:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Japers’ Rink

Washington Capitals, 51-18-8, 110 points, 1st Metro, 1st East
@
Columbus Blue Jackets, 49-20-6, 106 points, 2nd Metro, 2nd East

Here’s what you need to know: this is a must win. The Blue Jackets have to find a way to get this done. There is no other choice.

Season Series

11/15/16 WSH 1 @ CBJ 2 (OT)
11/20/6 CBJ 3 @ WSH 2
1/5/17 CBJ 0 @ WSH 5
3/23/17 CBJ 1 @ WSH 2 (SO)
4/2/17 WSH @ CBJ

Stats Matchup

Washington Columbus
3.23 (2) GPG 3.05 (6)
2.22 (1) GAPG 2.27 (2)
23.6% (3) PP% 20.1% (11)
84.0% (7) PK% 82.7% (9)
51.8% (4) EV Corsi % 49.9% (17)
102.9 (1) EV PDO 101.8 (2)
Alex Ovechkin, 33 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 34
Nicklas Backstrom, 60 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 43
Nicklas Backstrom, 83 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 61
Jordan Staal, 34 PIM Leader Brandon Dubinsky, 91
20-12-6 Road / Home 28-10-1
7-2-1 Last 10 6-2-2

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Josh Anderson
Brandon Saad Sam Gagner Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert Lukas Sedlak William Karlsson
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Kyle Quincey Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo

Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin Nicklas Backstrom T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson Evgeny Kuznetsov Justin Williams
Brett Connolly Lars Eller Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik Jay Beagle Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner John Carlson
Dmitri Orlov Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby
Philipp Grubauer