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Game Preview #22 - Burn This [Thing] Down!

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Well, after last night's complete and total dumpster fire, who better to face than the Flames?!?

Kirk Irwin

Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames

November 20, 2013 - 10:00pm EST
Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, Alberta
Radio - WBNS 97.1 - TV - Fox Sports Ohio
Opponents Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline
SBN's Flames vs Blue Jackets Coverage

First and foremost, here's the explanation of the title, which of course had to be "cleaned up" for publication. This (NSFW!!!) clip is how I feel/felt about last night's game:

I honestly don't have a lot else to say in preparation for this game. Blah blah blah, never outworked. Brick by brick. Please for the love of God, score a goal and don't allow seven goals. Also of note, after last night's game, CALGARY IS NOW THE WORST DEFENSIVE TEAM IN THE LEAGUE!!1! What could possibly go wrong?

So, uh, Jackets, you guys should maybe just suck it up and go to White Castle.

Super-Projected Lineups (NO INJURY UPDATES FOR COLUMBUS)

Columbus Blue Jackets
(7-11-3, 17 Points; 8th division, 14th conference)

Nick Foligno Ryan Johansen R.J. Umberger
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Derek MacKenzie Mark Letestu Blake Comeau
Michael Chaput Artem Anisimov Jared Boll
Fedor Tyutin Jack Johnson
Ryan Murray James Wisniewski
Tim Erixon David Savard
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Calgary Flames
(7-11-3, 17 Points; 6th Division, 13th Conference)

Mike Cammalleri Matt Stajan Lee Stempniak
Sven Baertschi Sean Monahan Jiri Hudler
T.J. Galiardi Mikael Backlund David Jones
Lance Bouma Joe Colborne Brian McGrattan
Chris Butler TJ Brodie
Dennis Wideman Kris Russell
Shane O`Brien Ladislav Smid
Reto Berra
Karri Ramo

Season Series

10/04/13 - Calgary 4 at Columbus 3
11/20/13 - Columbus at Calgary

Head to Head Stats

Calgary Columbus
2.76 (13) GPG 2.43 (23)
3.71 (30) GAPG 3.00 (23)
14.5% (24) PP% 19.4% (15)
74.6% (28) PK% 77.1% (26)
Mike Cammalleri, 9 G leader Ryan Johansen, 6
Jiri Hudler, 14 A leader James Wisniewski, 14
Jiri Hudler, 21 Pts leader James Wisniewski, 16
Tim Jackman, 41 PIM leader Brandon Dubinsky, 40
3-4-2 Home/Road 3-5-2
11/18 @ Winnipeg, W 5-4 Last Game 11/19 @ Edmonton, L 7-0
2-7-1 Last 10 2-5-3