The Columbus Blue Jackets remain at home on Friday and will host the Anaheim Ducks. The Blue Jackets are 1-2 on the season and beat the Sabres in overtime on Monday. Columbus have four different players scored a goal. The Blue Jackets are 1-1 on their home field ice and average 34.3 shots on goal per game which ranks 8th in the NHL.
Joonas Korpisalo will make the start in the net for the Blue Jackets. Korpisalo is 1-1 on the year with 7 goals allowed. Korpisalo made 15 saves in his last start and has a 3.44 goals against average. The Blue Jackets sit 28th in the league in goals allowed per game.
The Anaheim Ducks played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night before heading to Columbus. The Ducks game against the Blue Jackets will be their third straight road game in their four game trip. Anaheim is 1st in the Pacific and beat the Red Wings on Tuesday 3-1.
The Ducks beat the Blue Jackets in their lsat meeting last season. Anaheim ranks 1st in the NHL in goals allowed per game heading into the weekend. The Ducks have been dominated in the face off circle which has helped with their early success. Ryan Miller will make his first start of the sesaon in the goal for Anaheim.