Preview: Do or die time for Lightning in Game 4 against Blue Jackets
TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4, first in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season)
EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND
Columbus leads series 3-0
The Columbus Blue Jackets look to clinch the Eastern Conference first round over the Tampa Bay Lightning in game four.
The Blue Jackets are 31-19-2 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus has converted on 15.4 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 34 power-play goals.
Josh Anderson leads the Blue Jackets with a plus-25 in 82 games played this season. Artemi Panarin has recorded four goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES
Lightning: 4-6-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 9-1-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.3 assists, 1.4 penalties and 3.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.
Blue Jackets Injuries: None listed.
Lightning Injuries: Anton Stralman: day to day (leg).