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