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Game #10 Preview: Columbus Blue Jackets tentatively scheduled to take on Chicago Blackhawks

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Columbus Blue Jackets v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 7:00 EST
United Center - Chicago, Illinois
TV: Fox Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Second City Hockey

The Columbus Blue Jackets

Player to Watch

Seth Jones

It’s time to have a conversation about Seth Jones - what’s going on this season? Jones is logging his usual heavy minutes (25:49 per night), but he’s been less than effective this season. Jones has a 44.7% CF% this year, and he’s not producing offensively this year (0-0-1 with just 17 shots on goal at even strength. Jones, an assistant captain and one of the leaders on the team, has not produced a point at even strength yet this season in over 170 minutes. For the Blue Jackets to make the playoffs and play consistently, the team will need their best players to be their best players, and that means Seth Jones stepping forward.

Jackets Notes

Laine has landed in Columbus.

Laine is expected to clear COVID protocol on Sunday before practicing Monday and making his debut on Tuesday night.

The Other Bench

Season Series

01/29/2021 CBJ @ CHI
01/31/2021 CBJ @ CHI
02/11/2021 CHI @ CBJ
02/13/2021 CHI @ CBJ
02/23/2021 CHI @ CBJ
02/25/2021 CHI @ CBJ
04/10/2021 CHI @ CBJ
04/12/2021 CHI @ CBJ

Stats

Chicago Columbus
2.75 (18) GPG 2.50 (22)
3.38 (24) GAPG 2.88 (18)
36.0% (5) PP% 9.1% (27)
78.8% (15) PK% 88.2% (6)
48.1% (21) 5v5 Shot Attempt % 46.6% (28)
47.9% (23) 5v5 Unblocked shot attempt % 46.4% (27)
6.3 (26) 5v5 Shot % 8.5 (12)
.914 (20) 5v5 Save % .926 (8)
Mattias Janmark, Pius Suter, Patrick Kane, Dylan Strome, 3 G Leader Alexandre Texier, 4
Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, 5 A Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 5
Patrick Kane, 8 P Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 8
Duncan Keith, 12 PIM Leader Oliver Bjorkstrand, 19
2-1-0 Home / Road 2-2-1
2-4-3 Last 10 4-2-3

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Nick Foligno Alexandre Texier Oliver Bjorkstrand
Mikhail Grigorenko Max Domi Liam Foudy
Boone Jenner Jack Roslovic Cam Atkinson
Eric Robinson Mikko Koivu Riley Nash
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov David Savard
Michael Del Zotto Dean Kukan
Elvis Merzlikins
Joonas Korpisalo
Chicago Blackhawks
Mattias Janmark Pius Suter Patrick Kane
Dominik Kubalik Dylan Strome Philipp Kurashev
Nicolas Beaudin Carol Soderberg Andrew Shaw
Brandon Hagel David Kampf Ryan Carpenter
Nikita Zadorov Connor Murphy
Duncan Keith Lucas Carlsson
Calvin De Haan Ian Mitchell
Malcolm Subban
Kevin Lankinen

In Doubt

As noted above, this one might not happen. Stay tuned to The Cannon for breaking news.