Columbus plays Boston, looks for 6th straight victory
Boston Bruins (47-23-9, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (45-30-4, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus will look to keep its five-game win streak intact when the Blue Jackets take on Boston.
The Blue Jackets are 29-18-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Columbus has converted on 14.9 percent of power-play opportunities, scoring 32 power-play goals.
The Bruins are 16-9-2 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 94 total minutes. In their last matchup on March 16, Boston won 2-1. Marchand recorded a team-high 2 points for the Bruins.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Anderson leads the Blue Jackets with a plus-25 in 79 games played this season. Artemi Panarin has collected eight assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 5-5-0, averaging four goals, 6.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .877 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .943 save percentage.
Blue Jackets Injuries: Adam McQuaid: day to day (head).
Bruins Injuries: Kevan Miller: out (upper body), Sean Kuraly: out (upper body).