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Game #64 Preview: Blue Jackets put eight game losing streak on the line against Senators

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Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s blog: Silver Seven Sens

Ottawa Senators, 21-30-11, 53 points, 7th Atlantic, 15th East
@
Columbus Blue Jackets, 30-19-14, 74 points, 6th Metro, 9th East

The Blue Jackets are bad, having lost eight straight games. But! They have a chance to end that tonight.

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The Blue Jackets managed to avoid taking any more injury-related bad news on Saturday and got some reinforcements back on Sunday afternoon.

Please don’t suck anymore, Jackets.

Player to Watch

uh.... good question

Brady Tkachuk, I guess?

Mostly watch out for him. With 104 PIMs to his credit this season and an ejection in a shutout on Saturday night, he’ll likely be looking to make his mark on the game in some way.

Jackets Notes

Korpisalo is back after missing the previous 24 games due to a knee injury suffered against the Chicago Blackhawks ... Korpisalo is 17-10-4 on the season ... Markus Nutivaara has 1-4-5 in his last six games ... Stefan Matteau has two points (one goal and one assist) in two games since he was brought up by the Blue Jackets

The Other Bench

The Senators were shut out in their last outing by the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 ... In the game, the Senators lost Thomas Chabot to an injury but the Senators are optimistic that he can recover and play in tonight’s game ... Brady Tkachuk was ejected from the Senators’ last game after running one of the Canadiens into the boards late in the game in a blowout loss

Season Series

11/25/2019 OTT 0 @ CBJ 1
12/14/2020 CBJ 3 @ OTT 4
02/24/2020 OTT @ CBJ

Stats

Ottawa Columbus
2.65 (27) GPG 2.56 (28)>
3.34 (28) GAPG 2.52 (2)
15.0% (28) PP% 16.1% (24)
77.9% (22) PK% 82.0% (11)
47.63% (27) 5v5 Corsi % 49.18% (19)
48.06% (24) 5v5 Fenwick % 50.93% (12)
7.35% (26) 5v5 Shot % 6.78% (29)
.916 (19) 5v5 Save % .931 (4)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, 24 G Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 21
Thomas Chabot, 28 A Leader Pierre-Luc Dubois, 27
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, 40 P Leader Pierre-Luc Dubois, 44
Brady Tkachuk, 104 PIM Leader Nick Foligno, 60
6-17-5 Home / Road 18-11-4
3-6-1 Last 10 2-3-5

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Stefan Matteau Boone Jenner Emil Bemstrom
Nick Foligno Pierre-Luc Dubois Gustav Nyquist
Sonny Milano Kevin Stenlund Calvin Thurkauf
Jakob Lilja Riley Nash Eric Robinson
Zach Werenski Markus Nutivaara
Vladislav Gavrikov David Savard
Andrew Peeke Scott Harrington
Elvis Merzlikins
Joonas Korpisalo
Ottawa Senators
Brady Tkachuk Jean-Gabriel Pageau Anthony Duclair
Artem Anisimov Chris Tierney Connor Brown
Nick Paul Joshua Norris Drake Batherson
Scott Sabourin Colin White Jayce Hawrlyuk
Thomas Chabot Ron Hainsey
Mike Reilly Nikita Zaitsev
Andreas Englund Christian Jaros
Marcus Hogberg
Craig Anderson