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Game 62 Preview: Jackets take on Road-Weary Canucks

I don't want to get too excited, but the Jackets are on a roll. They have won three in a row, and have looked very good in the process. Mase is in net again tonight, and it's likely we'll see Stralman return to the lineup. The Canucks will likely go with Raycroft in net.

The Canucks are in the midst of a disgusting road trip, necessary because of the Olympics, and the Sedins have been cool of late (my fantasy pool will attest to that). These factors could combine to facilitate a Jackets victory, but you can never underestimate the Canucks, they are a good team.

Fearless Prediction: Mason and the boys continue their run of hot play, beat the Canucks.

Game Time: 7:00pm ET

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TV: FSN

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

More after the jump...

From the Columbus Dispatch:

A win would give the Blue Jackets four straight for the first time this season. The Canucks, after playing at Florida last night, are six games into a 14-game road swing to facilitate the Olympics in Vancouver. The simmering feud between Blue Jacket R.J. Umberger and Canuck Ryan Kesler -- both from Ohio State -- bears watching.

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
Antoine Vermette
Rick Nash
Raffi Torres
Derick Brassard
Jakub Voracek
R.J. Umberger
Samuel Pahlsson
Chris Clark
Derek Dorsett
Andrew Murray
Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin Anton Stralman
Marc Methot
Jan Hejda
Kris Russell
Milan Jurcina

Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

EXTRA: Mathieu Roy

INJURED/SICK: Fredrik Modin, Mike Commodore, Rostislav Klesla

San Jose Sharks

Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Alexandre Burrows
Mason Raymond
Ryan Kesler
Pavol Demitra
Tanner Glass
Kyle Wellwood
Mikael Samuelsson
Rick Rypien
Ryan Johnson
Darcy Hordichuk

Sami Salo
Alexander Edler
Christian Ehrhoff
Shane O"Brien
Aaron Rome
Nolan Baumgartner

Andrew Raycroft
Roberto Luongo