Columbus plays division rival Tampa Bay | National Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (2-0-0, first in the Central Division) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (1-2-1, sixth in the Central Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Central Division foes Columbus and Tampa Bay take the ice.

Columbus went 10-7-5 in division play and 20-12-4 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets recorded 298 assists on 180 total goals last season.

Tampa Bay finished 18-5-1 in division play and 21-11-4 on the road in the 2019-20 season. The Lightning scored 243 total goals last season, 49 on power plays and six shorthanded.

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The teams face off Thursday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: None listed.

Lightning: None listed.

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