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The Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. The Columbus Blue Jackets look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 21 goals, Jakub Voracek has 33 assists and Zach Werenski has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 99 goals on 1,020 shots faced, and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 62 goals on 548 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with 22 goals, Sebastian Aho has 31 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 75 goals on 1,030 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 28 goals on 308 goals.
The Blue Jackets are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 40-17 in their last 57 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The over is 44-18-4 in Blue Jackets last 66 overall. The over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
Potential letdown spot for the Columbus Blue Jackets after their big road win last night against the Panthers, and they haven’t handled back to backs well as of late. The Carolina Hurricanes have been money making machines at home dating back to last season, and they have a heavy rest advantage in this spot. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.