Blue Jackets try to secure series win over the Lightning
Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Columbus leads series 3-0
BOTTOM LINE: 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.
TOP PERFORMERS: 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).