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Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders

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Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:00 EST
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Lighthouse Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets, 27-20-4, 58 points, 4th Metro, 7th East
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New York Islanders, 25-22-5, 55 points, 8th Metro, 11th East

Season Series

10/16/17 NYI 0 @ CBJ 5
12/14/17 NYI 4 @ CBJ 6
2/3/18 CBJ @ NYI
2/13/18 CBJ @ NYI

Preview

Find a way to score, or you’re missing the playoffs. Per our very own DarkAndStormy:

In exactly 1/3 of games played, the CBJ have scored one goal or less. That number goes from 17 to 20 if you restrict the time to just regulation.

Oh, and there’s this:

Stats Preview

New York Columbus
3.27 (3) GPG 2.54 (27)
2.74 (12) GAPG 3.62 (31)
19.9% (14) PP% 14.1% (31)
73.9% (29) PK% 77.1% (27)
48.02% (7) EV Corsi % 50.80% (14)
100.8 (9) EV PDO 99.9 (20)
Anders Lee, 27 G Leader Josh Anderson, 15
Josh Bailey, 43 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 28
John Tavares, 57 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 41
Scott Mayfield, 39 PIM Leader Nick Foligno, 34
13-8-3 Home / Road 11-11-3
5-4-1 Last 10 5-4-1

Probable Lineups