Columbus Blue Jackets, 12-7-0, 24 points, 5th Metro, 8th East
Nashville Predators, 11-9-1, 23 points, 5th Central, 10th West
Both teams are coming off ugly losses over the weekend - the Jackets fell to the Blues 6-2 and the Preds succumbed to the Avalanche by 6-2, each on Saturday night. Weird! Bad!
Anyways, both teams have had a few days to rest and recuperate before matching up in Nashville tonight. On paper, they’re fairly evenly matched - both holding fifth in their division, the Jackets with just one more point than the Preds in the standings. It should be a good game!
Player To Watch
Adam Boqvist had a great game on Saturday, scoring both of the Jackets two goals and playing a season-high 20:48 against St. Louis. He’s currently hot with a three-game point streak, totaling three goals and two assists. If he’s on tonight, he’ll be the guy to watch!
Elvis is in net tonight, giving Korpisalo a much-needed break after a poor showing on Saturday night. Sure, his team left him to hang out to dry more than once, but allowing six goals isn’t pretty no matter how you slice it.
The Blue Jackets desperately need to clean up their second period appearances - it feels like that’s where they always let the game slip after coming out strong in the first. As long as we don’t cave in the second and hold strong in the third, that’s when we win games.
The Other Bench
The Preds blew it against the Avs on Saturday night, with a twin score of 6-2. According to On The Forecheck, the notable players in that night’s game were David Rittich (G), young’ns Philip Tomasino and Tommy Novak, and Eeli Tolvanen. Juuse Saros will start in net tonight - also worth noting is Matt Duchene is their current top scorer. C’est la vie!
11/30/21 CBJ @ NSH
12/30/21 NSH @ CBJ
|2.71 (22)||GPG||3.42 (6)|
|3.00 (20)||GAPG||3.11 (23)|
|25.0% (6)||PP%||21.8% (10)|
|77.9% (25)||PK%||84.2% (12)|
|48.5% (23)||5v5 Shot Attempt %||48.7% (22)|
|49.2% (19)||5v5 Unblocked shot attempt %||47.9 (23)|
|7.2% (21)||5v5 Shot %||8.6% (7)|
|.921 (19)||5v5 Save %||.914 (23)|
|Matt Duchene, 13||G Leader||Boone Jenner, 10|
|Mikael Granlund, 16||A Leader||Jakub Voracek, 17|
|Matt Duchene, 22||P Leader||Oliver Bjorkstrand, 19|
|Matt Borowiecki, 39||PIM Leader||Peeke, Kuraly & Sillinger, 15|
|6-4-0||Home / Road||4-4-0|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Oliver Bjorkstrand||Boone Jenner||Jakub Voracek|
|Gustav Nyquist||Cole Sillinger||Alexandre Texier|
|Max Domi||Jack Roslovic||Yegor Chinakhov|
|Eric Robinson||Sean Kuraly||Justin Danforth|
|Zach Werenski||Adam Boqvist|
|Vladislav Gavrikov||Jake Bean|
|Gavin Bayreuther||Andrew Peeke|
|Filip Forsberg||Mikael Granlund||Matt Duchene|
|Eeli Tolvanen||Ryan Johansen||Luke Kunin|
|Yakov Trenin||Colton Sissons||Tanner Jeannot|
|Nick Cousins||Thomas Novak||Philip Tomasino|
|Roman Josi||Dante Fabbro|
|Mattias Ekholm||Alexandre Carrier|
|Mark Borowiecki||Matt Benning|