2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round – Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 Preview & Pick

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS @ TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING FACTS

When is Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning taking place? Wednesday 19th August, 2020 – 17:00 (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

Alexandre Texier -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Oliver Bjorkstrand

Nick Foligno -- Boone Jenner -- Cam Atkinson

Gustav Nyquist -- Alexander Wennberg -- Riley Nash

Eric Robinson -- Kevin Stenlund -- Liam Foudy

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 -- Carter Verhaeghe -- 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

Despite missing key forward Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 3-1 lead coming into game five and they will be keen to seal the win and not hand any more hope to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Lightning are coming off their most complete performance of the playoffs so far and they remain determined to avenge the first-round sweep that the Blue Jackets handed out to them last year. They will expect the Blue Jackets to play with great desperation and urgency here, and assuming they match that intensity, the Lightning can see this game series out in a game that should be low scoring and under 5.5 goals is expected.

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