Blue Jackets take on the Bruins on 6-game losing streak
Boston Bruins (43-20-5, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (32-32-5, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus is looking to end its six-game losing streak with a victory against Boston.
The Blue Jackets are 17-23-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. Columbus has scored 219 goals and is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game. Patrik Laine leads the team with 25.
The Bruins are 14-4-1 against opponents from the Atlantic. Boston ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.5 assists per game, led by Brad Marchand with 0.7.
The teams meet for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMERS: Laine has 51 total points for the Blue Jackets, 25 goals and 26 assists. Zach Werenski has six assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Matt Grzelcyk leads the Bruins with a plus-21 in 61 games this season. Marchand has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-5-2, averaging three goals, 5.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.
Bruins: 8-2-0, averaging four goals, 7.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out for season (hip), Zach Werenski: out (upper-body).
Bruins: None listed.