Wild visit the Blue Jackets after Hartman's 2-goal game

Minnesota Wild (30-21-5, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (18-34-5, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild visit the Columbus Blue Jackets after Ryan Hartman's two-goal game against the Los Angeles Kings in the Wild's 2-1 win.

Columbus is 18-34-5 overall and 12-17-2 in home games. The Blue Jackets have given up 211 goals while scoring 145 for a -66 scoring differential.

Minnesota is 30-21-5 overall and 12-11-3 in road games. The Wild have gone 19-8-1 in games they score at least one power-play goal.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Boone Jenner has 17 goals and 15 assists for the Blue Jackets. Kirill Marchenko has scored four goals and added one assist over the past 10 games.

Mats Zuccarello has 20 goals and 36 assists for the Wild. Kirill Kaprizov has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 4-4-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Wild: 5-4-1, averaging 1.8 goals, 3.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Gustav Nyquist: out for season (shoulder), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Jake Bean: out (shoulder), Johnny Gaudreau: day to day (lower body), Carson Meyer: out (upper body), Yegor Chinakhov: out (ankle), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder), Vladislav Gavrikov: day to day (trade-related).

Wild: Marcus Foligno: out (knee).


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

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