Stadium: Nationwide Arena (Columbus)
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Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus continues to act as one of the main outsiders in the league, but recently, the Jackets have not looked as hopeless as they did in October and November. Then they had an abysmal stretch, suffering 13 defeats in 14 games, beating only Tampa Bay 4:2. After such a bad period, they have picked up considerably, which allowed them to win five wins with five losses in the last ten battles - an excellent indicator for the team, which recently lost to everyone in a row. Columbus remains in penultimate place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Just a few years ago, Florida was also in the status of a hopeless outsider in the league but gradually began to improve. They gave a couple of powerful regular season championships, but a year earlier, they risked flying past the playoffs but reached the Stanley Cup Final. The Southerners are trying to prove that last year's success was not an accident. In the opening period of the current championship, the Panthers had enough game problems, but gradually, they began to improve. In the last six games, they only once remained without points, once again lost on a shootout, and in four cases managed to win. This surge has allowed Paul Maurice's men to advance to third place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Columbus and Florida, at the moment, are opponents of completely different levels. The Jackets have recently made tangible progress, but they remain in the basement of the Eastern Conference standings, while the South is in the group of leaders, showing solid results. The Panthers are also playing well, specifically against the opponents, winning the last three consecutive head-to-head meetings by a combined score of 16:4.
The confrontation between Columbus and Florida recently turned out to be abnormally productive and spectacular. In the previous seven head-to-head meetings, the teams have combined to score 60 pucks (8.57 per game on average). In this rivalry, both teams are offensive-minded, so in four of the last six meetings, the Jackets and Panthers have scored at least three goals each.