Florida Panthers at Columbus Blue Jackets 12/1/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/30/2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena in Columbus
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The Florida Panthers, who have won their last two games, will be going on the road on Monday night to face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Last season, the Blue Jackets were able to win all three of their games against the Panthers.
On Friday night, the Panthers scored two goals in the third period of their game against the Ottawa Senators to come away with a 3-2 comeback victory. They clearly had the better offensive approach in that win, outshooting the Senators 46-24.
The Panthers have a winning record right now despite only scoring 2.1 goals per game through 21 games. Center Nick Bjugstad has a team-high eight goals on the season and is tied for the team lead in points with 12. Netminder Roberto Luongo has a 7-5-5 record through 17 starts with one shutout, a .927 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA.
The Blue Jackets lost their sixth consecutive game on Saturday night when they Nashville Predators defeated them 2-1 on the road. They were 1-for-4 on the power play in that loss, and they were only able to get 22 of their shots on goal.
The Blue Jackets have had one of the worst defenses in the league so far this season, allowing over 3.5 goals per game. Left wing Nick Foligno has a team-high 10 goals this season and he is second on the team with 22 points.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
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Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
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Injuries to Watch
11/30/14 GO Roberto Luongo Arm probable Monday vs. Columbus
11/28/14 LW Jussi Jokinen Flu "?" Monday vs Columbus
11/26/14 LW Scottie Upshall Ankle expected to miss 2 weeks
11/01/14 C Brandon Pirri Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/14 C David Bolland Groin out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets
11/30/14 C Artem Anisimov Upper Body expected to miss Monday vs. Florida
11/15/14 D Fedor Tyutin Knee out 4-6 weeks
11/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee out indefinitely
11/03/14 D Cody Goloubef Knee out indefinitely
10/29/14 C Mark Letestu Groin expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/08/14 C Brandon Dubinsky Abdominal out indefinitely
10/05/14 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Florida
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