[10:30 PM] Blue Jackets @ Kings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Columbus Blue Jackets (2-2-0)

@ Los Angeles Kings (2-3-0)


Starting Goalies:

Sergei Bobrovsky(CBJ): Confirmed

Peter Budaj(LAK): Likely


Current odds:

Columbus Blue Jackets: (+135)

Los Angeles Kings: (-155)


The Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings have gotten up to speed with two straight victories after stumbling of the blocks to start the season. The Blue Jackets and Kings look to remain on the fast track at the other’s expense on Tuesday when they meet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Sergei Bobrovsky was shelled for five goals in his first outing before yielding two in consecutive starts and making 32 saves for his 13th career shutout on Saturday. The 2013 Vezina Trophy winner deserved a better fate after stopping all but one of 34 shots in his last encounter with Los Angeles, as he sports a 2-4-1 career mark with a 2.28 goals-against average versus the Kings. Veteran Scott Hartnell scored his first goal to extend his point streak to three games on Saturday and also tallied in his last encounter with Los Angeles.

Jeff Zatkoff (groin) shouldn’t be sidelined much longer than the minimum seven-day stay for injured reserve, according to coach Darryl Sutter. The 34-year-old Peter Budaj, who turned aside all three shootout attempts on Saturday, looks to get the nod on Tuesday in a bid to improve his 8-5-0 career mark versus Columbus.

Columbus, which is in the midst of playing five contests in eight days, is competing in the second of a four-game road trip on Tuesday.

Los Angeles has yielded at least one power-play goal in three straight contests and four of five this season.

The Blue Jackets have thwarted 15 of 16 short-handed situations this season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Kings

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick