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Preview: Anderson to make season debut when Jackets take on Carolina

Here's what you need to know to get ready for the Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday

by Craig Merz / BlueJackets.com

John Tortorella 10/9/17

Tortorella speaks about skill and determination

Tortorella speaks about skill and determination

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GAME 3: BLUE JACKETS AT HURRICANES

PNC ARENA, 7 P.M., TUESDAY

TV: FOX SPORTS OHIO /FOX SPORTS GO

RADIO: 97.1 THE FAN & BLUEJACKETS.COM

The Jackets (1-1-0) welcome back Josh Anderson and with his arrival comes line changes, including Nick Foligno taking Brandon Dubinsky's spot between Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson. Anderson signed a three-year deal last week and played one game for the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday. The right wing had 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) and 89 penalty minutes in 78 games last season for the Jackets.

Here's what you need to know to get ready for the Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday:

SERIES RECORD

2017-18 Season: (0-0-0). The teams play three more times this season: Nov. 17 and Nov. 28 in Columbus and Dec. 16 in Raleigh.

All-time: 14-13-0-3; 7-7-0-2 at Carolina

"BY THE NUMBERS"

  • 79.2: Converted winger Nick Foligno is tearing it up in the faceoff circle for the Jackets. The captain has won nearly 80 percent of his draws (19 of 24).
  • 77: That's Anderson's new number this season after switching from 34.
  • 21: Sergei Bobrovsky looks to extend his franchise record of 20 shutouts. He was tied with Steve Mason at 19 before stopping all 29 shots vs. the New York Islanders on Friday.
  • 2: After Monday's slate of games, the Hurricanes and Vancouver will be the only teams not to have played at least two games. Each is 1-0-0.

Video: Anderson details excitement to hit the ice

SEASONS TO DATE

The Blue Jackets are coming off a 5-1 loss at Chicago on Saturday following a 5-0 win vs. the New York Islanders in the season opener Friday at Nationwide Arena. Rookie Sonny Milano leads the way with a goal in each game, the first two scores of his NHL career.

Bobrovsky will start after Joonas Korpisalo played against Chicago.

Some prognosticators see the Hurricanes as Columbus 2.0 - a young club on the rise that will surprise teams as the Jackets did last season. Forward Sebastian Aho and defenseman Noah Hanifin are two of the "kids" the Hurricanes are banking on to make them a Stanley Cup Playoffs contender.

The Hurricanes opened their season with a 5-4 shootout win vs. the visiting Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

FUN FACT

Carolina has never blanked the Jackets. Columbus has two shutouts in the series: Marc Denis made 25 saves in a 3-0 road win on March 2, 2004, and Bobrovsky had 36 saves in a 3-0 home victory on Jan. 10, 2014.

Video: Murray on chemistry with Carlsson

QUOTABLES

 "We never really controlled the puck (against Chicago). We never won battles. Quite honestly in the first game we struggled with that also. We've added skill but we're going to need their determination too. Sometimes skilled guys want someone else to get them the puck. They need to do their own work too." - Jackets coach John Tortorella on the line changes.

"This is a team that's fast. Their back end is really quick. This is a really good club, very well coached. They've got some enthusiasm." - Tortorella discussing the Hurricanes.

"Everybody knows I like to be physical and bring that presence. I'm going to play my own game, get pucks deep and create chemistry with my linemates" - Josh Anderson.

PROJECTED LINEUP

Panarin - Foligno - Atkinson

Dubois - Wennberg - Bjorkstrand 

Calvert - Dubinsky - Anderson

Milano - Sedlak - Hannikainen

Werenski - Jones

Johnson - Savard

Murray - Carlsson

Bobrovsky

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