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Columbus returns home after a disheartening loss in St. Louis to try to get back to their winning ways.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks at Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday November 9, 2016 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio –Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
Game Faceoff

This is a hockey preview.

There’s a game tonight. At Nationwide!

I hope the Jackets win. Let’s find something to bring us all together after a long, brutal, bitter election. I’m sorry that this isn’t all that exciting and stats filled, but I’m just not up for it today.

Brandon Saad might be a healthy scratch tonight, so there’s that. He made a mistake, sure, so let’s bench this guy who is 5th in the league in ixG (expected goals per sixty minutes):

Jared Boll makes his return to Nationwide Arena tonight. I hope the team gives him a nice tribute. He wasn’t my favorite player, but he was a loyal soldier who did hard work for the club. It’d be cool if he scored a goal in a loss for Anaheim tonight.

Oh, and Seth Jones is out for 3 weeks or so. So there’s that.

Go Jackets. Please win.

Probable Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert Lukas Sedlak Sam Gagner
Brandon Saad William Karlsson Josh Anderson
Zach Werenski David Savard
Ryan Murray Jack Johnson
Markus Nutivaara Dalton Prout
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Anaheim Ducks

Nick Ritchie Ryan Getzlaf Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano Ryan Kesler Jakob Silfverberg
Joseph Cramarossa Antoine Vermette Rickard Rakell
Ryan Garbutt Chris Wagner Jared Boll
Cam Fowler Josh Manson
Clayton Stoner Sami Vatanen
Korbinian Holzer Kevin Bieksa
John Gibson
Jonathan Bernier