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Game #30 Preview/GameThread: Jackets look to win second straight game, host Panthers in matinee

Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets
Sunday, December 10, 2023 – 1:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena, Columbus Ohio
TV: Bally’s Sports Ohio – Radio: WBNS FM
Opponent’s blog: Litter Box Cats

Florida Panthers, 16-8-2, 34 points, 2nd Atlantic, 3rd East
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Columbus Blue Jackets, 9-15-5, 23 points, 8th Metro, 15th East

At least one team in Columbus has a proven ability to win when it matters. Congratulations to the Columbus Crew on their third MLS Cup yesterday!

The Jackets can try to keep the winning vibes in Columbus going today as they host the Panthers in a matinee outing. The Jackets will be without captain Boone Jenner, who was placed on Injured Reserve and is expected to miss six weeks with a broken jaw.

Player to Watch

Adam Fantilli

With Boone Jenner out for the next six weeks, the opportunity for Adam Fantilli to take on additional responsibilities presents itself. Can he earn his way to more minutes, more roles on the PK or more time in the defensive zone as the team looks to see games out. Can Fantilli take advantage of the opportunity?

Season Series

12/10/2023 FLA @ CBJ
04/11/2024 CBJ @ FLA

Stats

FloridaColumbus
3.08 (19)GPG2.93 (22)
2.54 (4)GAPG3.45 (28)
18.1 (22)PP%14.5 (25)
80.9 (13)PK%86.8 (5)
55.90 (3)5v5 Shot Attempt %47.07 (24)
54.40 (4)5v5 Unblocked Shot Attempt %47.10 (24)
7.62 (29)5v5 Shooting %9.47 (9)
.928 (8)5v5 Save %.906 (21)
Sam Reinhart, 17G LeaderBoone Jenner, 13
Aleksander Barkov, 16A LeaderZach Werenski, 19
Sam Reinhart, 33P LeaderZach Werenski, 20
Jonah Gadjovich, 43PIM LeaderDmitri Voronkov, 23
6-7-1Home/Road6-7-2
5-5-0Last 104-5-1

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Johnny GaudreauPatrik LaineJustin Danforth
Kirill MarchenkoDmitri VoronkovYegor Chinakhov
Kent JohnsonAdam FantilliEmil Bemstrom
Alexandre TexierSean KuralyMathieu Olivier
Zach WerenskiNick Blankenburg
Ivan ProvorovAndrew Peeke
Jake BeanDavid Jiricek
Jet Greaves
Spencer Martin

Florida Panthers

Evan RodriguesAleksander BarkovSam Reinhart
Carter VerhaegheSam BennettMatthew Tkachuk
Eetu LuostarinenAnton LundellNick Cousins
Jonah GadjovichKevin StenlundRyan Lomberg
Gustav ForslingAaron Ekblad
Niko MikkolaBrandon Montour
Oliver Ekman-LarssonDmitry Kulikov
Sergei Bobrovsky
Anthony Stolarz