Preview: Panthers’ road trip wraps up with visit to Blue Jackets
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Florida Panthers (29-17-5, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (28-16-9, third in the Metropolitan Division)
The Blue Jackets are 20-7-6 in conference games. Columbus has allowed 25 power-play goals, stopping 82.1% of opponent opportunities.
The Panthers are 10-7-1 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Florida has scored 185 goals and is second in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Evgenii Dadonov leads the team with 23.
In their last meeting on Dec. 31, Columbus won 4-1. Zachary Werenski totaled three goals for the Blue Jackets.
Dubois leads the Blue Jackets with 17 goals and has totaled 42 points. Oliver Bjorkstrand has totaled five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES
Panthers: 8-2-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.1 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 8-1-1, averaging three goals, 4.2 assists, 2.5 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .948 save percentage.