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Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets: Game Six Preview

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Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:30 PM EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio, CNBC- Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Japers’ Rink

Schedule and Results - Washington leads 3-2

Game 1 (4/12/18): CBJ 4 @ WSH 3 (OT) Recap
Game 2 (4/15/18): CBJ 5 @ WSH 4 (OT) Recap
Game 3 (4/17/18): WSH 3 @ CBJ 2 (2OT) Recap
Game 4 (4/19/18, 7:30 p.m.): WSH 4 @ CBJ 1 Recap
Game 5 (4/21/18, 3:00 p.m.): CBJ @ WSH Recap
Game 6 (4/23/18): WSH @ CBJ
Game 7 (4/25/18): CBJ @ WSH (if necessary)

Stats Preview

Washington Columbus
3.60 GF/PG 3.00
3.00 GA/PG 3.60
33.3% PP% 20.0%
80.0% PK% 66.7%
51.34% EV Corsi % 48.66%
98.9 EV PDO 101.1
Evgeny Kuznetsov, 4 G Leader Matt Calvert, 3
John Carlson, 7 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 5
Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson, 8 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 7
Tom Wilson, 8 PIM Leader Josh Anderson, 17
2-0 Home / Road 0-2

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Pierre-Luc Dubois Cam Atkinson
Boone Jenner Alexander Wennberg Thomas Vanek
Matt Calvert Nick Foligno Josh Anderson
Mark Letestu Brandon Dubinsky Oliver Bjorkstrand
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Ian Cole David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin Evgeny Kuznetsov Tom Wilson
Chandler Stephenson Nicklas Backstrom T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly Lars Eller Devante Smith-Pelly
Jakub Vrana Jay Beagle Alex Chiasson
Michal Kempny John Carlson
Dmitri Orlov Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik Christian Djoos
Braden Holtby
Philipp Grubauer

Preview

It’s do or die for the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Simple as that.

The Jackets, once up 2-0 in their series against the Washington Capitals, now find themselves trailing 3-2. Tonight, the team returns to Nationwide Arena, looking to force a Game Seven on Wednesday night.

There’s not much to say about this one - win, or make a tee time. The Jackets have to find a way to get it done in front of their home fans tonight. Washington is 7-8 all time in games where it has a 3-2 series lead, so there’s some small comfort.

Go Jackets. Send it back to Washington.