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Game 7 Preview: Limping into Chi-Town

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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