Gameday: Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres


Last night, Columbus defeated Buffalo 4-3 at Nationwide Arena. Tonight they play again in Buffalo.

Bad news: Sergei Bobrovsky’s shutout streak ended, and Robin Lehner played a great game to keep it close. Good news: Tonight the Jackets will face Anders Nilsson instead while Joonas Korpisalo will go for Columbus. He’s riding a .952 save percentage over his last three games.

Here’s what you need to know

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:00 EST
KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
TV: FoxSports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Opponents Blog: Die by the Blade

Columbus Blue Jackets, 43-17-6, 92 points, 2nd Metro, 2nd East


Buffalo Sabres, 27-29-12, 66 points, 7th Atlantic, 13th East

Season Series

03/10/17 BUF 3 @ CBJ 4
03/11/17 CBJ @ BUF
03/28/17 BUF @ CBJ


Buffalo   Columbus
2.51 (22) GPG 3.17 (5)
2.85 (22) GAPG 2.29(2)
23.3% (2) PP% 22.0% (5)
76.0% (29) PK% 83.2% (10)
46.99% (28) EV Corsi % 50.39% (17)
99.7 (20) EV PDO 101.9 (3)
Evander Kane, 24 G Leader Cam Atkinson, 30
Rasmus Ristolainen, 36 A Leader Alexander Wennberg, 41
Jack Eichel, 45 P Leader Cam Atkinson, 57
Evander Kane, 93 PIM Leader Brandon Dubinsky, 66
16-12-6 Home / Road 18-8-5
2-6-2 Last 10 7-2-1

Projected Lineups

Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Sam Gagner BJORKSTRAND
Lauri Korpikoski William Karlsson T.J. Tynan
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Kyle Quincey Markus Nutivaara
Joonas Korpisalo
Sergei Bobrovsky
Matt Moulson Jack Eichel Sam Reinhart
Evander Kane Ryan O'Reilly Justin Bailey
Foligno the Lesser Zemgus Girgensons Brian Gionta
Nicolas Deslauriers Evan Rodrigues Tyler Ennis
Jack McCabe Rasmus Ristolainen
Josh Gorges Cody Franson
Justin Falk Zach Bogosian
Anders Nilsson
Robin Lehner

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