Columbus Blue Jackets @ Predators (Game 38): Preview

The Nashville Predators take on a revamped Columbus Blue Jackets club for the final time at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville has a record 15-14-8 with 38 points and ranked 9th in the Western Conference. Columbus is ranked 11th in the Western Conference with 37 points and a record of 15-14-7. Puck drops at 7:07pm CT/8:07pm ET.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game

Columbus: Fox Sports Ohio and The Fan 97.1

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
1/19 CBJ NSH 3-2 CBJ SO
3/19 NSH CBJ 3-4 CBJ
3/25 CBJ NSH 2-5 NSH

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

Name W L OT GAA SV%
#35 Pekka Rinne 14 10 7 2.29 .913
#72 Sergei Bobrovsky 12 8 6 2.13 .927

Projected Nashville Scratches: #19 W Bobby Butler and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (upper body); #33 C Colin Wilson (IR; upper body)

Projected Columbus Scratches: #14 W Blake Comeau, #20 D Tim Erixon and #40 W Jared Boll

Projected Lines

Nashville

#74 Sergei Kostitsyn #12 Mike Fisher #15 Craig Smith
#56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #27 Patric Hornqvist
#16 Rich Clune #28 Paul Gaustad #18 Brandon Yip
#24 Matt Halischuk #17 Chris Mueller #13 Nick Spaling
#6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi
#8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley
#7 Jonathon Blum #75 Hal Gill
#35 Pekka Rinne
#30 Chris Mason

Columbus

#22 Vinny Prospal #42 Artem Anisimov #10 Marian Gaborik
#18 RJ Umberger #19 Ryan Johansen #71 Nick Foligno
#11 Matt Calvert #55 Mark Letestu #13 Cam Atkinson
#9 Colton Gillies #17 Brandon Dubinsky #24 Derek MacKenzie
#7 Jack Johnson #51 Fedor Tyutin
#21 James Wisniewski #33 Adrian Aucoin
#6 Nikita Nikitin #47 Dalton Prout
#72 Sergei Bobrovsky
#49 Michael Leighton

Columbus Blue Jackets' Players to Watch:

Name GP G A
#10 Marian Gaborik 35 9 10
#55 Mark Letestu 34 9 11
#42 Artem Anisimov 28 9 6

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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