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Game #46 Preview: Blue Jackets try to stay red hot versus Devils

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Can they win four in a row?

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 FM
Opponent’s Blog: All About the Jersey

Columbus Blue Jackets (27-15-3, 57 points, 2nd Metro, 4th East)

vs.

New Jersey Devils (18-20-7, 43 points, 6th Metro, 11th East)

The Blue Jackets look to extend their winning streak to four with a win over another Metro opponent.

Player to Watch

Kyle Palmieri

The right winger leads his team in goals and points, and scored twice last night against the Blackhawks.

Jackets Notes

The Jackets swept a run of three games in four nights last week. They had to play six games in ten days and earned 8 points in that span. In 15 games stretching back to December 13, the Jackets have a record of 11-3-1 ... Kole Sherwood and Gabriel Carlsson were returned to the Cleveland Monsters ... Will Bob or Korpi get the start in goal tonight? Bob got the win on Sunday, but Korpi was in goal for the big wins over Nashville and Washington ... Speaking of Washington, if the Capitals lose to the Predators tonight and the Jackets beat the Devils, then the Jackets will tie the Caps for first place in the Metro.

The Other Bench

Last night, the Devils beat the Blackhawks in a wild 8-5 game in which the teams combined for eight goals in the second period ... Defending Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall is still out with a lower body injury.

Season Series

12/20/2018 NJD 1 @ CBJ 2
12/23/2018 CBJ 3 @ NJD 0
01/15/2019 NJD @ CBJ
03/05/2019 CBJ @ NJD

Stats

New Jersey Columbus
3.00 (14) GPG 3.29 (9)
3.36 (26) GAPG 3.07 (21)
18.6% (17) PP% 14.1% (28)
85.4% (2) PK% 81.7% (10)
48.61% (21) EV Corsi % 49.78% (16)
99.0 (24) EV PDO 100.6 (10)
Kyle Palmieri, 22 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 26
Taylor Hall, 26 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 33
Kyle Palmieri, 38 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 50
Miles Wood, 66 PIM Leader Josh Anderson, 42
5-15-3 Home / Road 13-8-2
6-4-0 Last 10 7-3-0

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Pierre-Luc Dubois Cam Atkinson
Nick Foligno Boone Jenner Josh Anderson
Anthony Duclair Alexander Wennberg Kevin Stenlund
Oliver BJORKSTRAND Lukas Sedlak Riley Nash
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Hott Scarrington David Savard
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
New Jersey Devils
Marcus Johansson Nico Hischier Kyle Palmieri
Blake Coleman Travis Zajac Miles Wood
Jesper Bratt Pavel Zacha Brett Seney
Brian Boyle Kevin Rooney Drew Stafford
Andrew Greene Damon Severson
Will Butcher Sami Vatanen
Mirco Mueller Ben Lovejoy
Keith Kinkaid
Mackenzie Blackwood