2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round – Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning Game 2 Preview & Pick

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS @ TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING FACTS

When is Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning taking place? Wednesday 13th August, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning taking place? Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

What channel is Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning on? Most NHL matches are televised live on either Premier Sports or FreeSports in the UK, while certain matches are televised on BT Sport

Where can I stream Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning? If televised on Premier Sports or FreeSport, subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player. If televised on BT Sport, subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport Player & app

Where can I get tickets for Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning? This match will be played behind closed doors

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS @ TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING TEAM NEWS

Blue Jackets projected lineup

Liam Foudy -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Alexandre Texier

Gustav Nyquist -- Boone Jenner -- Nick Foligno

Cam Atkinson -- Riley Nash -- Oliver Bjorkstrand

Eric Robinson -- Alexander Wennberg -- Nathan Gerbe

Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones

Vladislav Gavrikov -- David Savard

Ryan Murray -- Dean Kukan

Joonas Korpisalo

Matiss Kivlenieks

Lightning projected lineup

Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Tyler Johnson

Barclay Goodrow -- Yanni Gourde -- Blake Coleman

Pat Maroon -- Mitchell Stephens -- Cedric Paquette

Victor Hedman -- Zach Bogosian

Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak

Mikhail Sergachev -- Kevin Shattenkirk

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Curtis McElhinney

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS @ TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PREDICTION

Game one between the Blue Jackets and the Lightning was a war of attrition as Tampa snagged the winner 10:27 into the fifth overtime in what was the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup history. Both teams will now have to reset and recover from that mammoth effort in which Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 85 saves, and it will be a psychological challenge as much as physical coming into game two. The Blue Jackets had gone to overtime in two of their last three games against Toronto in the qualifiers so they have put some serious minutes in the last week and that could hamper them here. Tampa Bay are expected to be without Steven Stamkos once again but they may have the edge in morale and energy, so they are marginally favoured to edge this one too.

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