2019-20 NHL – Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets taking place? Saturday 12th October, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets taking place? Nationwide Arena, Columbus

What television channel is Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Anaheim Ducks @ Columbus Blue Jackets? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Columbus Blue Jackets

THE TEAM NEWS

ANAHEIM DUCKS

  • Anaheim Ducks will get a quick chance to respond to their first loss of the NHL season in a narrow defeat last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins, as they go on the road again to face Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • Heading into that game with a 3-0 record, the Ducks were tied heading into the third period but could not respond when they fell behind which resulted in their winning streak coming to an end.
  • Max Comtois could be an option to play in this game after he was recalled from the AHL after Sam Steel was placed on the injury list, but the 20-year-old has not featured in either of the games he has been available for since he was released by the San Diego Gulls.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

  • Columbus Blue Jackets picked up their first victory of the season as they moved to 2-1 with an overtime victory against Buffalo Sabres and will hope they can make it back-to-back wins as they host Anaheim Ducks.
  • The Blue Jackets suffered heavy losses in their first two games but two goals just before the end of the first period against the Sabres helped to settle them down and despite the late blow of conceding before the buzzer which saw the scores tied, they prevailed in overtime.
  • It took a few games for the young roster of the Blue Jackets to collect their first win but they have shown some promising signs with rookie Emil Bemstrom likely to play a key role for his team in this game.

THE PREDICTION

Anaheim Ducks will be hopeful of making an immediate return to winning ways as they head to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets. The Ducks started the season 3-0 before suffering their first loss when facing Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but they will feel they have too much in their locker against this young Columbus team. The home side picked up their first win of the year last time out but this will be a more difficult contest for them with the Ducks able to improve to 4-1.

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