NHL | National Hockey League
Columbus Blue Jackets 51

Game Center

5-1
Final
Tampa Bay Lightning 52

Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets gained plenty of confidence from a shocking comeback victory to open the Eastern Conference first-round series and look to match that effort when they visit the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 2 on Friday. The Blue Jackets trailed by three goals through 29 minutes, but scored twice on special teams in the third period for a 4-3 victory Wednesday as they try to win their first playoff series in franchise history.

Read full preview

Money Line Consensus: Picks per Line

76%
  • -235
  • -250
  • -251
  • -252
  • -254
  • -255
  • -257
  • -260
  • -264
  • -265
975 Picks 308
  • 71% (12)
    29% (5)
  • 70% (195)
    30% (84)
  • 77% (337)
    23% (102)
  • 79% (104)
    21% (28)
  • 94% (15)
    6% (1)
  • 77% (57)
    23% (17)
  • 76% (75)
    24% (24)
  • 80% (118)
    20% (29)
  • 100% (2)
    0% (0)
  • 77% (60)
    23% (18)
24%
  • 210
  • 222
  • 223
  • 224
  • 226
  • 227
  • 228
  • 231
  • 234
  • 235

Over/Under Consensus: Picks per Line

Over 49%
508 Picks 527
Under 51%
  • 49% (508) -110
    7
    51% (527) -110

POINT SPREAD Odds 1:54am

52
51

OVER UNDER Odds 1:59am

52
51
O
U

MONEY LINE Odds 1:59am

52
51

GAMES

Last 10

W 90% L 10%
9 1
  • Tampa Bay W 3 - 7
  • Tampa Bay W 1 - 3
  • @Tampa Bay W 5 - 1
  • @Tampa Bay W 4 - 3
  • @Ottawa W 6 - 2
  • @NY Rangers W 3 - 2
  • Boston L 6 - 2
  • @Buffalo W 4 - 0
  • @Nashville W 5 - 2
  • Montreal W 2 - 6
W 40% L 60%
4 6
  • @Columbus L 3 - 7
  • @Columbus L 1 - 3
  • Columbus L 5 - 1
  • Columbus L 4 - 3
  • @Boston W 6 - 3
  • @Toronto W 3 - 1
  • @Montreal L 2 - 4
  • @Ottawa W 5 - 2
  • Washington L 6 - 3
  • Boston W 4 - 5

Last Meetings

  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 3-7
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 1-3
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 5-1
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 4-3
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 5-1
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 0-4
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 2-8
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 5-0
  • Blue Jackets @ Lightning 4-5
  • Lightning @ Blue Jackets 2-0

Last Injuries

Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Adam McQuaid

    Head
    day-to-day | questionable

    McQuaid is sidelined due to a head injury and it is unknown if he will return for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.

  • Markus Nutivaara

    Upper Body
    day-to-day | questionable

    Nutivaara is dealing with an upper-body injury and it is unclear if he will suit up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference second round.

  • Brandon Dubinsky

    Concussion
    Prob Tues | probable

    Dubinsky has passed the league-mandated concussion protocol and is expected be in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Lightning.

  • View Full List

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • Victor Hedman

    Upper Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Hedman has an upper-body ailment and it is unknown if he will return for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

  • Anton Stralman

    Lower Body
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Stralman is dealing with a lower-body injury and his availability for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.

  • Alex Killorn

    Leg
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Killorn has a leg injury and his status for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is uncertain.

  • Ryan Callahan

    Undisclosed
    Prob Sun | probable

    Callahan sat out the previous two games with an unspecified injury, but is expected to suit up against the Blue Jackets for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round.

  • Victor Hedman

    Upper Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Hedman sustained an upper body injury but is likely to return to action versus the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of Eastern Conference first round.

  • Louis Domingue

    Lower Body
    Prob Wed | probable

    Domingue has been absent from the lineup during the previous four games due to a lower-body injury. It is anticipated that he will suit up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

  • Dan Girardi

    Lower Body
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Girardi is bothered by a lower-body issue. His status for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets is unclear.

  • Ryan Callahan

    Upper Body
    Doub Wed | doubtful

    Callahan left the last game with an upper-body injury and it is unlikely he will be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round against the Blue Jackets.

  • View Full List