Gameday Preview – 1/12/2019 – Columbus Blue Jackets v. Washington Capitals

Columbus Blue Jackets (25-15-3 53pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-12-4 58pts)

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Washington, Fox Sports Ohio, and ESPN+

 

Preview:

The Washington Capitals head home for a Saturday night matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets as they look to extend their winning streak to four games.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets:

Projected Lineup:

Blue Jackets projected lineup

Artemi Panarin — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Cam Atkinson

Nick Foligno — Boone Jenner — Josh Anderson

Oliver Bjorkstrand — Alexander Wennberg — Anthony Duclair

Eric Robinson — Lukas Sedlak — Riley Nash

Zach Werenski — Seth Jones

Ryan Murray — Markus Nutivaara

Scott Harrington — David Savard

Sergei Bobrovsky

Joonas Korpisalo

Scratched: Dean Kukan

Injured: Brandon Dubinsky (hamstring), Markus Hannikainen (elbow)

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Work past the distraction

Today will mark the first game back for goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky after his incident in Tampa Bay, and subsequent one game suspension. The Blue Jackets had a team meeting yesterday which allowed Bobrovsky back into the lineup.

 

Washington Capitals:

Projected Lineup:

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Strong compete level all game

The Capitals have not been strong in the faceoff circle this season, and they will need to raise their compete level to accomodate their inefficiency in faceoff circle.

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