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Game 47 Preview: Jackets look to make it three against the Stars

I don't want to jinx it, but the Jackets are gunning for a third straight win tonight against the Stars. Matty Garon gets the nod again, he has been in net for the past two games. Russ is out with an undisclosed injury, and Freddy is out with a sore foot after blocking a shot. Other than that, there are no lineup changes.

The Jackets have been looking better and better recently, I'll chalk the Vancouver game up to a bump in the road. If they can continue playing the way they have the past two games, and Nasher can start lighting the lamp, the Jackets will be in good shape.

Fearless Prediction : Nash scores!

Game Time: 7:00pm ET

Opponent's Blog: Defending Big D

Game Page: Stars vs Blue Jackets Coverage

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TV: FSN

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

More after the jump...

From the Columbus Dispatch:

The Blue Jackets and Stars have split the first two games, both in Dallas. The Jackets won 4-1 on Nov. 19 and lost 3-1 on Dec. 23. The Blue Jackets have lost five of their past six games in Nationwide Arena. The Stars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Friday.

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

Kristian Huselius
R.J. Umberger
Rick Nash
Raffi Torres
Antoine Vermette
Jakub Voracek
Alexandre Picard Derick Brassard
Chris Clark
Andrew Murray
Samuel Pahlsson
Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin Anton Stralman
Milan Jurcina
Mathieu Roy
Jan Hejda
Mike Commodore

Mathieu Garon
Steve Mason

EXTRA: None

INJURED: Kris Russell, Fredrik Modin, Marc Methot, Rostislav Klesla, Derek Dorsett

Dallas Stars

Loui Eriksson
Brad Richards
Jere Lehtinen
Jamie Benn
Tom Wandell
Brenden Morrow
James Neal
Mike Modano
Toby Petersen
Steve Ott
Brian Sutherby
Krys Barch

Stephane Robidas
Mark Fistric
Matt Niskanen
Karlis Skrastins
Trevor Daley
Jeff Woywitka

Marty Turco
Alex Auld