Carolina faces Columbus for division battle


Carolina Hurricanes (6-2-0, fourth in Central Division) versus Columbus Blue Jackets (5-4-3, third in Central Division)

Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Carolina plays Columbus in a Central Division matchup.

Columbus went 33-22-15 overall and 10-7-5 in division action during the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets scored a total of 180 goals and collected 298 assists last season.

Carolina finished the 2019-20 season with 38-25-5 and 8-12-1 in the division. The Hurricanes averaged 4.1 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes per game.

The teams will meet on Sunday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: None listed.

Hurricanes: Petr Mrazek: out (thumb).