Detroit faces Columbus, seeks to break 3-game skid
Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit looks to end its three-game slide with a victory over Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are 5-3-2 against conference opponents. Columbus has given up 13 power-play goals, stopping 77.6% of opponent opportunities.
The Red Wings are 2-5-0 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Detroit is the last-ranked team in the league averaging only 6.6 points per game. Robby Fabbri leads the team with 7 total points.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with a .871 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 3-5-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Blue Jackets Injuries: None listed.