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The Jackets need to put last night behind them and get ready for a big test tonight at home.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jackets vs. Predators - 7:00 PM
Game Faceoff

We don't know much about the lineup tonight, as the team got home around 2:00 AM and had no morning skate. We found out that David Savard's game misconduct was rescinded, and we also found out that Michael Chaput has been sent back to the AHL. I expect Sergei Bobrovsky to get both games at home this weekend.

Otherwise, I'm not going to spend much time breaking this one down. Nashville is good. They score. They still have Pekka Rinne. They still play fast and physical. They also probably remember those two pre-season games, which feel like ages ago. I feel about this game the way I felt about the St. Louis game, with the big difference being that the Jackets will be the ones with tired legs tonight.

They'll need to weather the storm early, and they'll need everybody going all out all game, as much as possible.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(7-13-0, 14 Points; 8th division, 16th conference)

Boone Jenner Ryan Johansen Brandon Saad
Matt Calvert Nick Foligno Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell William Karlsson Rene Bourque
Kerby Rychel Gregory Campbell Josh Anderson
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Cody Goloubef
Fedor Tyutin Kevin Connauton
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Nashville Predators
(11-3-3, 25 Points; 3rd Division, 3rd Conference)

Colin Wilson Mike Fisher James Neal
Filip Forsberg Mike Ribeiro Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki Calle Jarnkrok Cody Hodgson
Gabriel Bourque Colton Sissons Austin Watson
Roman Josi Shea Weber
Barret Jackman Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm Ryan Ellis
Pekka Rinne
Carter Hutton