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Game #72 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins

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NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:00 EST
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Columbus Blue Jackets, 40-28-3, 83 points, 4th Metro, 8th East
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Boston Bruins, 42-20-9, 93 points, 2nd Atlantic, 2nd East

Player to Watch

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron, anchor of one of the best lines in the NHL, comes into tonight’s game with five points in his last five games, including posting a goal and an assist In Tuesday night’s loss in Nationwide Arena. Bergeron is again having an excellent season, registering 26-39-65 in 55 games played this season.

Jackets Notes

Sergei Bobrovsky posted a 46 save shutout ... The Blue Jackets have win two games in a row for the first time since February 23rd ... In the second period last night, Columbus was outshot 22-2

The Other Bench

Paul Carey and Connor Clifton, call ups, played for the Bruins in their loss to Winnipeg, including Carey in the top six ... Charlie Coyle finally scored his first goal as a Bruin ... The Bruins went 0-3-0 on their recent road trip, including the 7-4 loss to Columbus

Season Series

03/12/2019 BOS 4 @ CBJ 7
03/16/2019 CBJ @ BOS
04/02/2019 BOS @ CBJ

Stats

Boston Columbus
2.99 (14) GPG 3.07 (11)
2.55 (3) GAPG 2.96 (13)
26.1% (4) PP% 15.2% (26)
81.0% (11) PK% 84.8% (3)
52.63% (7) EV Corsi % 50.50% (12)
0.999 (14) EV PDO 0.997 (16)
David Pastrnak, 31 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 38
Brad Marchand, 55 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 48
Brad Marchand, 85 P Leader Artemi Panarin, 73
Brad Marchand, 92 PIM Leader Pierre-Luc Dubois, 56
27-7-3 Home / Road 20-12-1
6-3-1 Last 10 5-5-0

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Pierre-Luc Dubois Cam Atkinson
Ryan Dzingel Matt Duchene Josh Anderson
Nick Foligno Boone Jenner Oliver Bjorkstrand
Brandon Dubinsky Alexander Wennberg Riley Nash
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Markus Nutivaara David Savard
Scott Harrington Adam McQuaid
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Boston Bruins
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom David Krejci Lee Stempniak/td>
Peter Cehlarik Charlie Coyle David Backes
Sean Kuraly Noel Acciari Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug Brandon Carlo
John Moore Matt Grzelcek
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak