As we travel to the desert, let’s hope our goal scoring doesn’t dry up
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM EST Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ TV: Fox Sports Ohio and NHL.TV’s Free Game of the Week; Radio: 97.1 FM Opponent’s Blog: Five for Howling
Your above-average Columbus Blue Jackets, 13-5-4, 30 points, 3rd Metro, 4th East
Arizona Coyotes, 8-11-3, 19 points, 7th Pacific, 14th West
Keys to the Game:
Arizona is...not good this season. Columbus is...maybe actually good?? After facing the toughest schedule in the league over the first two months, the Jackets face an easier stretch. That includes tonight’s game. Beating Colorado proved tricky but hopefully they have an easier time tonight.
Secondary scoring: can we end some droughts tonight? I’d like to see Lukas Sedlak get that elusive first NHL goal. Wouldn’t mind seeing Boone Jenner gain some momentum after that game winning goal on Thursday. And how about the blue line? Werenski and Jones account for 80% of the Columbus defenseman goals this season. How about Johnson or Murray getting their first?
Roster news: Matty Hustle is back! Matt Calvert has been activated off the IR after missing the last 5 games with an upper body injury. Hopefully he’s good to go tonight. /
Radim Vrbata, 7
Nick Foligno, 9
Max Domi, 11
Alexander Wennberg, 15
Radim Vrbata, 16
Cam Atkinson, 21
Ryan White, 37
Nick Foligno, 29
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