Boston Bruins (42-18-9, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (38-28-3, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Columbus hosts Boston in Eastern Conference action.

The Blue Jackets are 24-18-1 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus has scored 29 power-play goals, converting on 14.9 percent of chances.

The Bruins are 23-14-4 against conference opponents. Boston averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 90 total minutes. The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has recorded 73 total points while scoring 25 goals and collecting 48 assists for the Blue Jackets. Cam Atkinson has recorded 8 points over the last 10 games for Columbus with six goals and two assists.

Marchand leads the Bruins with 54 total assists and has recorded 82 points. David Krejci has recorded 11 points while scoring five goals and collecting six assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-1-1, averaging 8.7 points, 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

Blue Jackets: 5-5-0, averaging 5.6 points, two goals, 3.6 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

Blue Jackets Injuries: Boone Jenner: day to day (illness).

Bruins Injuries: Marcus Johansson: out (upper body), Kevan Miller: out (upper body), Jake DeBrusk: day to day (lower body), Matt Grzelcyk: day to day (arm).