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Game Preview: Last Chance for Revenge

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Jackets look to continue streaking, and finally beat Boston

NHL: Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Remember Opening Night? It featured two competitive periods against Boston, then an awful third period.

On November 10, Columbus went to Boston and Bob got chased in the first period after allowing four goals in four minutes.

In what has been the most successful start to a season in Columbus history, the Boston Bruins have been an Achille’s Heel. They are responsible for 2 of the 5 regulation losses so far. In the first game, the Blue Jackets were still trying to adjust to their new system and roles. In the second game, the lineup was missing Brandon Dubinsky and Seth Jones.

Tonight? There’s no excuse. Columbus has the best record in the ENTIRE NHL. They are riding a 12 game win streak and 14 game point streak. Boston is in playoff position, but has gone 3-4-3 in their last 10.

Let’s hope the Jackets are rested and ready to go.

Projected Lineups

Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert William Karlsson Josh Anderson
Scott Hartnell Lukas Sedlak Sam Gagner
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner David Krejci David Backes
Austin Czarnik Riley Nash Frank Vatrano
Anton Blidh Dominic Moore Jimmy Hayes
Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid
Colin Miller Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin