Arizona Coyotes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
Fanduel sportsbook line: Blue Jackets -140, Coyotes +117; over/under is 6
Bottom line: The Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Arizona Coyotes at home for the season opener.
Columbus finished 18-26-12 overall a season ago while going 11-9-8 at home. The Blue Jackets averaged 2.8 penalties and 7.0 penalty minutes per game.
Arizona went 24-26-6 overall a season ago while going 12-14-2 on the road. Goalies for the Coyotes compiled an .898 save percentage while giving up 2.8 goals on 30.2 shots per game last season.
Injuries: Blue Jackets: None listed.
Coyotes: Phil Kessel: day to day (lower body).