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Columbus visits Chicago following shootout victory

January 29, 2021 GMT

Columbus Blue Jackets (3-2-3, first in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-3, sixth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the Chicago Blackhawks after the Blue Jackets defeated Florida 3-2 in a shootout.

Chicago finished 7-12-3 in division play and 16-14-4 at home a season ago. The Blackhawks averaged 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes per game.

Columbus went 10-7-5 in division play and 13-10-11 on the road in the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets were called for 200 penalties last season averaging 2.9 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes per game.

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The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: None listed.

Blue Jackets: None listed.

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