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Los Angeles Kings @ Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 EST - October 22, 2017
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Radio: WBNS FM - TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Opponent’s Blog: Jewels From the Crown

Stats Preview

Los Angeles   Columbus
3.50 (8) GPG 3.00 (17)
1.67 (1) GAPG 2.14 (2)
20.0% (14) PP% 4.3% (28)
95.8% (1) PK% 81.3% (15)
52.34% (10) EV Corsi % 55.84% (4)
103.3 (7) EV PDO 100.7 (13)
Anze Kopitar, 4 G Leader Sonny Milano, 4
Azne Kopitar, 4 A Leader Artemi Panarin, 7
P Leader Artemi Panarin, 8
Jake Muzzin, 6 PIM Leader Zac Dalpe, 11
1-0-0 Home / Road 2-1-0
5-1-0 Last 10 5-2-0

Probable Lineups

Artemi Panarin Alexander Wennberg Cam Atkinson
Boone Jenner Nick Foligno Oliver Bjorkstrand
Pierre-Luc Dubois Brandon Dubinsky Josh Anderson
Sonny Milano Lukas Sedlak Matt Calvert
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Alex Iafllo Anze Kopitar Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson Nick Shore Tyler Toffoli
Michael Cammalleri Adrian Kempe Trevor Lewis
Andy Andreoff Nic Dowd Justin Auger
Derek Forbort Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez Jake Muzzin
Oscar Fantenberg Christian Folin
Jonathan Quick
Darcy Kuemper

Tonight, the Los Angeles Kings make their only trip to Nationwide Arena this season. The Kings come into the game unbeaten in regulation, much like Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Kings play a very stout defensive game, giving up under two goals per game, and the Blue Jackets will need to be better at breaking down the defense than they were on Thursday.

To that end, Boone Jenner is expected to make his season debut after recovering from an offseason back injury. Jenner is expected to slot in next to Nick Foligno and Oliver Bjorkstrand, which should free up space for the winger.

Go Jackets!

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