Blue Jackets host the Canadiens after Jenner’s 2-goal game


Montreal Canadiens (8-7-1, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (4-9-1, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Montreal Canadiens after Boone Jenner’s two-goal game against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Blue Jackets’ 5-4 overtime win.

Columbus has a 4-5-0 record at home and a 4-9-1 record overall. The Blue Jackets have a 2-0-1 record in games decided by one goal.

Montreal is 8-7-1 overall and 3-3-1 in road games. The Canadiens have gone 7-1-0 in games they score three or more goals.

The matchup Thursday is the fourth time these teams square off this season. The Blue Jackets won 5-1 in the last meeting. Jenner led the Blue Jackets with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jenner has four goals and four assists for the Blue Jackets. Kent Johnson has three goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki has 10 goals and nine assists for the Canadiens. Kirby Dach has three goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game.

Canadiens: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 4.8 penalties and 15.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Jakub Voracek: out (upper body), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Jake Bean: day to day (upper body), Nick Blankenburg: out (ankle), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder), Patrik Laine: out (ankle), Adam Boqvist: out (foot).

Canadiens: Joel Armia: day to day (upper-body), Jonathan Drouin: day to day (upper-body), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Michael Matheson: out (lower body), Paul Byron: out (hip).


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