Blue Jack­ets, Bru­ins tied 1-1 in Colum­bus BRU­INS AT BLUE JACK­ETS

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WHEN: Tues­day, 7 p.m. EASTERN CON­FER­ENCE SEC­OND ROUND: Se­ries tied 1-1

BOTTOM LINE: The Bos­ton Bru­ins visit the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets for game three of the Eastern Con­fer­ence sec­ond round with the se­ries tied 1-1. The teams meet Tues­day for the sixth time this sea­son. The Blue Jack­ets won the pre­vi­ous matchup 3-2 in over­time. Artemi Pa­narin scored a team-high two goals for the Blue Jack­ets in the vic­tory.

The Blue Jack­ets are 3119-2 in con­fer­ence matchups. Colum­bus has given up 30 power-play goals, killing 85 per­cent of op­po­nent chances.

The Bru­ins are 29-19-4 in Eastern Con­fer­ence play. Bos­ton av­er­ages 9.7 penalty min­utes per game, the sec­ond-most in the league. Brad Marc­hand leads the team serv­ing 96 to­tal min­utes.

TOP PER­FORM­ERS: Josh An­der­son leads the

Blue Jack­ets with a plus-25 in 82 games played this sea­son. Pa­narin has five goals and eight as­sists over the last 10 games for Colum­bus.

Marc­hand has col­lected 100 to­tal points while scor­ing 36 goals and to­tal­ing 64 as­sists for the Bru­ins. Char­lie Coyle has five goals and two as­sists over the last 10 games for Bos­ton.

DUR­ING THE PLAY­OFFS: Bru­ins: Av­er­ag­ing 3.1 goals, 4.7 as­sists, 2.8 penal­ties and 5.6 penalty min­utes while giv­ing up 2.4 goals per game with a .923 save per­cent­age.

Blue Jack­ets: Av­er­ag­ing 4.0 goals, 6.3 as­sists, 3.0 penal­ties and 8.5 penalty min­utes while giv­ing up 2.2 goals per game with a .930 save per­cent­age.

Blue Jack­ets In­juries: Markus Nu­ti­vaara: day to day (up­per body).

Bru­ins In­juries: Ke­van Miller: out (up­per body), John Moore: day to day (up­per body).

Adam Glanzman / Getty Im­ages

The Bru­ins and the Blue Jack­ets will play Game 3 of their play­off se­ries on Tues­day in Colum­bus, Ohio.

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