Monday, September 26, 2022

Detroit to host Columbus after Gagner’s 2-goal game

Columbus Blue Jackets (33-33-6, sixth in Metropolis) vs. Detroit Red Wings (28-34-9, fifth in Atlantic)

Detroit; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

Bottom line: Sam Gagner hosts the Detroit Columbus Blue Jackets after scoring two goals in the Red Wings’ 3-1 win over the Jets.

The Red Wings are 18-17-4 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-highest in the Eastern Conference. Givani Smith led the team in a total of 108 minutes.

The Blue Jackets are 18-24-2 in Eastern Conference Play. Columbus has scored 226 goals and is eighth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 3.1 goals per game. Patrick leads the team with line 25.

In their last match on November 15, Columbus won 5–3. Yegor Chinakhov recorded a team-high 2 points for the Blue Jackets.

Top Performer: Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings with 67 points, 30 goals and 37 assists added. Jacob Vrana has scored five goals and four assists in his last 10 appearances for Detroit.

Jakob Vorasek leads the Blue Jackets with a total of 46 assists and has 51 points. Gustav Nyquist has 6 points in the last 10 matches for Columbus.

Last 10 games: Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while dropping four goals per game with .887 save percentage.

Blue Jackets: 2-5-3, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while dropping 3.6 goals per game with 899 saving percentage.

Injuries: Red Wings: Givani Smith: Out (Unknown).

Blue Jacket: Junas Corpisalo: out for the season (hip), Yegor Chinakhov: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology provided by DataScrew and data from Sportradar,

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