Columbus and Florida meet in Eastern Conference action

Florida Panthers (9-6-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (5-9-1, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Panthers -212, Blue Jackets +176; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers hit the ice in Eastern Conference action.

Columbus is 5-6-0 at home and 5-9-1 overall. The Blue Jackets have given up 65 goals while scoring 43 for a -22 scoring differential.

Florida has a 4-5-0 record in road games and a 9-6-1 record overall. The Panthers have gone 9-4-1 when scoring at least three goals.

The teams square off Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Blue Jackets won 6-3 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Johnny Gaudreau has scored six goals with nine assists for the Blue Jackets. Boone Jenner has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Matthew Tkachuk has scored seven goals with 17 assists for the Panthers. Brandon Montour has two goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 4.6 goals per game.

Panthers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Jack Roslovic: day to day (illlness), Jakub Voracek: out (upper body), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Elvis Merzlikins: out (lower-body), Jake Bean: out (shoulder), Nick Blankenburg: out (ankle), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder), Patrik Laine: out (ankle), Adam Boqvist: out (foot).

Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Aleksander Barkov: day to day (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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