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Bruins @ Blue Jackets Preview: Hey, Lets Win A Game

Columbus is on a tear, Boston is skidding: sounds like a great time for the Bruins to steal a win.

Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Basics:

Who: Boston Bruins (18-14-4, 40 pts) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (23-5-4, 50 pts)

What: A game of NHL hockey sport

When: 7 pm

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Watch: NESN, Fox Sports Ohio

Listen: 98.5 The SportsHub

Game Notes:

  • Columbus is riding a 12-game winning streak, giving them a league-high 50 points in just 32 games.
  • Despite the best record in the NHL, Columbus is averaging a measly 14,281 fans at the gates. Should move to #Believeland IMO.
  • Boston has won both meetings against Columbus, a come from behind 6-3 victory in Ohio on opening night and a 5-2 thrashing at TD Garden on November 10.
  • The Bruins are 1-6-1 without Tuukka Rask between the pipes this season. Which, as you may already know, isn’t good.
  • Boston ranks 3rd in shots for per game (33.7), yet sit 25th in goals per game (2.31). Expect the goals to start coming — we hope — as Patrice Bergeron looks to regain his scoring touch (just 5 goals in 33 games) and youngster Frank Vatrano looks to spark the offense.

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