Columbus hosts Montreal following overtime victory

April 12, 2022 GMT

Montreal Canadiens (20-42-11, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (34-33-6, sixth in the Metropolitan)

Columbus, Ohio; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens visit Columbus after the Blue Jackets knocked off Detroit 5-4 in overtime.

The Blue Jackets are 19-24-2 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference with 30.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.

The Canadiens are 13-25-4 in Eastern Conference play. Montreal averages 10.2 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the league. Michael Pezzetta leads the team serving 70 total minutes.

Columbus defeated Montreal 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 12.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jakub Voracek leads the Blue Jackets with 47 assists and has 52 points this season. Justin Danforth has four goals over the last 10 games for Columbus.

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Nick Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 19 goals and has 55 points. Christian Dvorak has 9 points over the last 10 games for Montreal.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 2-5-3, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

Canadiens: 3-6-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out for season (hip), Yegor Chinakhov: day to day (upper body), Sean Kuraly: out (covid-19).

Canadiens: Jake Allen: day to day (lower body), Jeff Petry: out (lower body).

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