Game 24 Preview: Jackets End Rough Roadtrip in Ottawa

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to my friends south of the border! I'm going to make this short and sweet- the Jackets need a win tonight, badly. This is the fifth and final game of their longest road trip of the season, and it has been a disastrous one for the Jackets. Tonight they face the Ottawa Senators, who have been playing pretty solid hockey of late. Their top six forwards are still very dangerous, even with Mike Fisher potentially out.

This marks the return to Ottawa for Antoine Vermette, I'm sure he'll be up for this one. Unfortunately, the Jackets won't be facing Pascal Leclaire- he got hit with a puck in the face while sitting on the bench recently. The Jackets need to get back to playing Hitch hockey, and avoid getting too fancy with the puck. Let's see a solid 60-minute effort tonight boys!

Fearless Prediction- I just want a win.

 

Game Time: 7:30pm ET

Opponent's Blog: Silver Seven

Game Page: Blue Jackets vs Senators Coverage

TSN Preview: Blue Jackets vs Senators Preview

TV: FSN Ohio

Radio: WBNS-AM (1460); WWCD-FM (101.1)

 

More after the jump...

 

 

 

Jackets Links:

Columbus Blue Jackets / Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule

Columbus Blue Jackets Roster / Columbus Blue Jackets Stats

 

Here are the lineups for tonight's tilt:

Columbus Blue Jackets

R.J. Umberger
Antoine Vermette
Rick Nash
Kristian Huselius
Derick Brassard
Jakub Voracek
Jason Chimera Samuel Pahlsson
Michael Blunden
Raffi Torres
Derek MacKenzie
Jared Boll

 

Fedor Tyutin Anton Stralman
Rostislav Klesla
Jan Hejda
Marc Methot
Mike Commodore

 

Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

 

EXTRA: Kris Russell, Tom Sestito

 

INJURED: Fredrik Modin, Andrew Murray, Derek Dorsett

 

 

Ottawa Senators

Milan Michalek
Jason Spezza
Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno
Mike Fisher
Alexei Kovalev
Jonathan Cheechoo
Peter Regin
Ryan Keller
Jarkko Ruutu
Chris Kelly
Jesse Winchester

 

Chris Phillips
Filip Kuba
Chris Campoli
Brian Lee
Alexandre Picard
Matt Carkner

 

Brian Elliott
Mike Brodeur
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