Preview: Jackets Look to Extend Sharks Streak
The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the San Jose Sharks at 7pm.
Friday, February 2nd - 7:00 pm EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Opponent’s Blog: Fear The Fin
Columbus Blue Jackets; 27-19-4, 58 points, 4th Metropolitan, 7th East
San Jose Sharks; 26-16-8, 60 points, 2nd Pacific, 7th West
02/02/2018 - SJS @ CBJ
03/04/2018 - CBJ @ SJS
The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking to extend the San Jose Sharks’ lose streak to five tonight.
Despite being in net for three of the Sharks’ four losses, Martin Jones will be starting tonight. As of right now, it looks like Sergei Bobrovsky will be starting the start against the Sharks.
The Sharks excel on their special teams. They are second in the league on the power play (23.0%) and fifth in the league on the penalty kill (84.1%). While the Jackets are dead last on the power play (14.1%) and 27th on the penalty kill (14.1%).
San Jose scores an average of 2.86 goals per game to Columbus’ 2.54.
TheJackets will need to keep an eye on Brent Burns. The veteran defender is coming off of a seven-game point streak. Nine points were scored over those seven games.
Simply put, this game is not going to be easy for the Jackets. Winning is a possibility but it won’t be easy.
|Artemi Panarin||Alexander Wennberg||Nick Foligno|
|Oliver Bjorkstrand||Pierre-Luc Dubois||Josh Anderson|
|Matt Calvert||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Boone Jenner||Lukas Sedlak||Jussi Jokinen|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Jack Johnson||Markus Nutivaara|
|Dean Kukan||David Savard|
|Timo Meier||Logan Couture||Kevin Labanc|
|Mikkel Boedeker||Chris Tierney||Joe Pavelski|
|Melker Karlsson||Tomas Hertl||Joonas Donskoi|
|Marcus Sorensen||Barclay Goodrow||Joel Ward|
|Brent Burns||Joakim Ryan|
|Marc-Edouard Vlasic||Justin Braun|
|Brenden Dillon||Dylan Demelo|