Kraken face Blue Jackets before All-Star break
The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Seattle Kraken after Kirill Marchenko scored twice in the Blue Jackets’ 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
SEATTLE – Columbus Blue Jackets (15-30-3, 8th in Metropolitan Division) vs. Seattle Kraken (28-14-5, 2nd in Pacific Division)
Seattle; Saturday, 7 p.m. Pacific Time
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Octopus -270, Bluejackets +218; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Seattle Kraken following Kirill Marchenko’s two-goal game against the Vancouver Canucks in the Blue Jackets’ 5-2 loss.
Seattle has a 28-14-5 record overall and a 12-10-3 record in home games. The Kraken have gone 28-2-3 as they scored at least three goals.
Columbus has a 15-30-3 record overall and a 4-16-2 record in road games. The Blue Jackets have a 15-7-2 record in games in which they score at least three goals.
Saturday’s game marks the first time these teams have faced each other this season.
TOP PERFORMER: Andre Burakovsky has 13 goals with 26 assists for the Kraken. Yanni Gourde has one goal and eight assists in the last 10 games.
Johnny Gaudreau has 13 goals and 34 assists for the Blue Jackets. Marchenko has scored five goals in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 6-3-1, averages 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes at 2.4 goals per game.
Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes at 3.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Kraken: Jaden Schwartz: daily (unknown), Chris Driedger: off (knee), Joonas Donskoi: off (torso), Justin Schultz: off (unknown).
Blue Jackets: Gustav Nyquist: out (torso), Jakub Voracek: out (concussion), Zach Werenski: out (shoulder/labrum), Jake Bean: out (shoulder), Carson Meyer: out (torso), Yegor Chinakhov: out ( ankle), Justin Danforth: out (shoulder).
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