BLUE JACKETS (20-15-8) at DUCKS (17-20-5)
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The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to extend the longest active road point streak in the NHL to nine games when they visit the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Tuesday.
The Blue Jackets are 5-0-3 in their past eight games away from home and 9-1-4 in their past 14 games overall. Columbus has not been defeated on the road since a 4-1 loss at the Florida Panthers on Dec. 7.
Forward Cam Atkinson is expected to return to the Blue Jackets lineup after missing the past eight games because of an ankle injury.
The Ducks, 3-5-1 in their past nine games, are trying to win consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 29-Nov. 1. They defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a shootout on Sunday.
Players to watch
Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski has six points (five goals, one assist) in his past four games.
Ducks forward Daniel Sprong, recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Saturday, had a goal and an assist playing on Anaheim's top line Sunday.
They said it
"Part of Sonny's personality, he just plays. … Nothing really bothers him, and it's kind of a double-edged sword there, though. I think sometimes things should bother him, and those are the things we need to bring attention to." -- Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella on forward Sonny Milano, who has three points (one goal, two assists) in a three-game point streak
"If it's going to take us twice as many chances as the other team to score, then that's what we need to create." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins on the 47-26 shot advantage Anaheim had against Nashville
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Nathan Gerbe
Sonny Milano -- Boone Jenner -- Nick Foligno
Emil Bemstrom -- Alexander Wennberg -- Cam Atkinson
Jakob Lilja -- Riley Nash -- Kevin Stenlund
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov -- David Savard
Scott Harrington -- Markus Nutivaara
Scratched: Ryan MacInnis, Eric Robinson, Gabriel Carlsson
Injured: Joonas Korpisalo (knee), Josh Anderson (shoulder), Oliver Bjorkstrand (rib), Brandon Dubinsky (wrist), Alexandre Texier (back), Dean Kukan (knee), Ryan Murray (lower body), Andrew Peeke (finger)
Ducks projected lineup
Adam Henrique -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Daniel Sprong
Max Comtois -- Isac Lundestrom -- Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Ondrej Kase
Nicolas Deslauriers -- Devin Shore -- Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson
Jacob Larsson -- Michael Del Zotto
Injured: Nick Ritchie (knee), Troy Terry (knee), Derek Grant (shoulder), Rickard Rakell (upper body), Korbinian Holzer (lower body)
Anaheim assigned forward Kiefer Sherwood to San Diego on Tuesday. … Terry, Rakell and Holzer each practiced on Monday; each remains day to day.
Tortorella will coach his 1,301st NHL game, tying Mike Babcock for 12th place on the NHL all-time list. ... Merzlikins, expected to make his fifth straight start, is 3-1-0 with a 1.76 goals-against average and .945 save percentage in his past four starts. … Getzlaf has 42 points (12 goals, 30 assists) in 38 games against Columbus.