The Columbus Blue Jackets have won two games in a row. Can they continue their winning streak when the best team in the East Florida Panthers visit the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, on January 31, 2022?
- Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 31/1/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Columbus Blue Jackets Stats & Form
The Columbus Blue Jackets are currently fifth in the Metropolitan Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-21-1 record. That still looks like a promising season but the Blue Jackets are 12 points behind the last spot that leads to the postseason.
Columbus has won the last two games after losing the previous three at home. They are coming off a 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Patrik Laine scored twice and Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves for the Blue Jackets. Jack Roslovic, Eric Robinson, Yegor Chinakhov and 18-year-old Cole Sillinger added goals for the Blue Jackets, which recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since November.
Columbus is 14th in the league with 3.07 scored goals per game but are ranked 30th in conceded goals with 3.50 per game. Only Arizona and Montreal allow more goals per game than the Blue Jackets.
Columbus Blue Jackets News
Justin Danforth, Daniil Tarasov and Alexandre Texier will not suit up for the Blue Jackets.
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers are having the best record in the Eastern Conference at 31-9-5. They have lost only three games in 2022 and won the remaining 11.
The Panthers are coming off a 5-4 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks.
Sam Bennett scored 1:08 into overtime to win the game for Florida after the Sharks had a 4-2 lead in regulation.
Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists, and Gustav Forsling added a goal and an assist for Florida. Aleksander Barkov and Mason Marchment also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots.
Florida has the second-best offense in the league scoring 4.04 goals per game with only the Colorado Avalanche scoring more. Defensively, they are ranked 15th with 2.82 conceded goals per game.
Florida Panthers News
Noel Acciari, Patric Hornqvist, Olli Juolevi and Markus Nutivara will not suit up for the Panthers.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers Head-to-Head Stats
The Florida Panthers have won the last seven and eight of the last ten games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. On January 15, the Panthers won 9-2 at home. The last three games and seven of the last ten between these two have gone over 5.5 goals.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are favorites coming into Monday night game with -152 odds to win while the Blue Jackets are at 304. The draw is set at 392.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with 105 odds to go over and -130 for under.
The Florida Panthers are absolutely dominating the Columbus Blue Jackets in the past couple of years and that tradition will continue when these two meet on Monday. Columbus is coming off back-to-back wins for the first time in two months and they will not have much to offer against the best team in the East. Florida has the second-best offense and Columbus the third-worst defense in the league, meaning that this game will go in only one direction and that is an easy win for the Panthers.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): 304 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 392 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): -152 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Florida Panthers to win (-152 by 22bet)