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Lightning-Blue Jackets Sunday game preview

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When/where: 3, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 970-AM

Key stats: The Blue Jackets are out of playoff contention but are playing pretty well. They have won four of their past seven, including victories over the Panthers and Red Wings. … The Lightning has won both of the teams' previous meetings this season, 2-1 in Columbus on Dec. 14 and 5-2 in Tampa on Dec. 24. … The Blue Jackets are better at home (15-13-6). … Columbus has three 24-goal scorers: Cam Atkinson, Brandon Saad and Boone Jenner. But entering Saturday, they were giving up the fourth-most goals per game (3.04). … Lightning G Ben Bishop, expected to start, is 4-2 with a 1.54 GAA in six career games against Columbus. … C Cedric Paquette is day to day with a lower-body injury, the Lightning said Saturday. F Mike Blunden was recalled from AHL Syracuse.

Lightning-Blue Jackets Sunday game preview 03/12/16 [Last modified: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:22pm]
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