Game 7 Preview: Limping into Chi-Town

COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 22: Head Coach Scott Arniel of the Columbus Blue Jackets watches as his team takes on the Calgary Flames during the third period on October 22 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus Ohio. Calgary defeated Columbus 6-2. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Last night was one of the very few times when I had no problem flipping between the Jackets game and whatever other crap was on the television. The Flames aren't world beaters, having problems of their own, but the Jackets let them have all the freedom in the world en route to a 6-2 beat-down.

Tonight they are in Chicago, facing the Blackhawks for the second time this season. The first time around the 'Hawks were the victors, and the Jackets will look to get revenge on them this evening.

Expect coach Arniel to shake up the lines, he moved some guys around in the third period last night, but it was too little, too late. Seeing Voracek playing with Nasher and Vermette seems like it could have success, here's hoping we see that trio tonight.

 

PREDICTIONS:

Brassard gets a goal!

Essentials:

Game Time: 8:30pm EST
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Radio: WBNS 97.1
Blue Jackets vs Blackhawks Coverage
Opponent Blog: Second City Hockey

 

More after the jump:

 

 

Blue Jackets Information:

Team Page Schedule
Roster Statistics

 

Lineups:

Columbus Blue Jackets

Kristian Huselius
Antoine Vermette
Rick Nash
Nikita Filatov
Derick Brassard
Jakub Voracek
Derek Dorsett
Samuel Pahlsson
R.J. Umberger
Kyle Wilson
Derek MacKenzie
Chris Clark

 

Rostislav Klesla
Marc Methot
Jan Hejda
Anton Stralman
Nate Guenin
Fedor Tyutin

 

Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

 

Extra: Nick Holden

 

Injured / Sick: Jared Boll, Andrew Murray, Mike Commodore, Ethan Moreau, Kris Russell

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Tomas Kopecky
Jonathan Toews
Marian Hossa
Troy Brouwer
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell
Dave Bolland
Fernando Pisani
Viktor Stalberg
Jake Dowell
Jack Skille

 

Duncan Keith
Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Boynton
Jassen Cullimore
John Scott

 

Corey Crawford
Marty Turco



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