Game 64 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Columbus Blue Jackets

Brace yourselves for 3 goals against on 22 shots. We're due.

Game 64 Hub: Ottawa Senators @ Columbus Blue Jackets
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Tonight's matchup is between two professional hockey teams, technically speaking anyway.

You've got the Ottawa Senators, the owner of a supposedly good core of talented young players, and the Columbus Blue Jackets, who despite having no 50-point players are only two points behind the Sens. If you'd like information as to how this has happened, you can call 1-888-SAVE, extension 4x5.

The Blue Jackets are coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the Montreal Canadiens, while the Ottawa Senators made use of their league-mandated monthly game of adequate goaltending to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tonight's 7:00 pm EST game is available on RDS2, TSN5, and TSN 1200.

Here are the projected lines, with Anton Forsberg starting in goal, and Parker Kelly returning to the lineup after serving a 2-game suspension:


Game 64 Senators Blue Jackets
Category Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 27 Boone Jenner 19
Assists Tim Stützle 44 Johnny Gaudreau 35
Points Tim Stützle 59 Johnny Gaudreau 45
Shots Brady Tkachuk 264 Frank Vatrano 151
Time on Ice/GP Thomas Chabot 24:00 Zach Werenski 24:18
Game 64 Senators Blue Jackets
Category # Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 3.17 15th 2.92 22nd
Goals Against/GP 3.51 28th 3.60 30th
Shots/GP 32.3 9th 30.4 18th
Shots Against/GP 29.9 15th 33.4 31th
Powerplay % 16.4 27th 13.9 31st
Penalty Kill % 73.8 30th 76.5 25th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA) 49.69 19th 48.20 22nd
xGF % (5v5 SVA) 49.07 21st 47.59 25th

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