Blue Jackets visit the Predators, look to stop road losing streak

November 26, 2022 GMT

Columbus Blue Jackets (5-9-1, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Nashville Predators (7-8-1, fifth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Predators -218, Blue Jackets +182

BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to the Nashville Predators looking to end a three-game road losing streak.

Nashville has a 6-3-2 record in home games and a 7-8-1 record overall. The Predators have committed 75 total penalties (4.7 per game) to rank 10th in NHL play.

Columbus has a 5-9-1 record overall and a 1-4-1 record on the road. The Blue Jackets have a 7-3-1 record when scoring three or more goals.

The teams square off Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Blue Jackets won 5-3 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Forsberg has seven goals and 12 assists for the Predators. Nino Niederreiter has four goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

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Yegor Chinakhov has three goals and seven assists for the Blue Jackets. Boone Jenner has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Blue Jackets: 4-5-1, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Yakov Trenin: day to day (lower body).

Blue Jackets: 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).

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