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Game 49 Open Thread: Duck!

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TORONTO,CAN - DECEMBER 30:  Marc Methot #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates with the puck in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 30 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO,CAN - DECEMBER 30: Marc Methot #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates with the puck in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on December 30 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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After some initial worry that the game tonight wouldn't be a go due to ice conditions, the game will in fact go ahead as planned. The Jackets are hosting the Ducks in the last game before the All Star Break.

The Jackets have looked as good as they have all season over the past five games, and they'll look to finish the pre-All Star break with a record of 24-20-5. The Jackets will be without Rusty Klesla tonight, as he is still dealing with the injury sustained when he went head-first into the boards, tangling his leg up with the Blues forechecker. Steve Mason gets the start, with Chris Clark as a healthy scratch.

The Ducks are without Ryan Getzlaf, but have found a way to win without him. Like every game against the Ducks, this one will be a physical affair, hopefully this time around Teemu Selanne won't decide to dominate the score sheet.

Go Jackets.

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