Columbus takes on Nashville on 7-game losing streak
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus aims to stop its seven-game losing streak with a victory over Nashville.
The Predators are 13-12-4 at home. Nashville has given up 49 power-play goals, killing 74.1% of opponent chances.
The Blue Jackets are 12-8-9 on the road. Columbus averages only 3.0 penalties per game, the least in the NHL. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads them averaging 0.3.
The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-3-4, averaging two goals, 3.3 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.7 assists, four penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Nick Bonino: day to day (illness).
Blue Jackets: Oliver Bjorkstrand: out (ankle).