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Let’s end the homestand on a win

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, as Columbus residents were reeling from the news of the possible relocation of the Crew, the Blue Jackets struck a blow by defeating the relocated Atlanta Thrashers, 5-2. Just 10 days later, these two teams will meet for the second and final time of the season.

Winnipeg is playing on the second night of a back-to-back, after falling to the Penguins 2-1 in overtime last night at Pittsburgh. Connor Hellebuyck played last night, so expect to see Steve Mason in goal tonight. The Jackets had no issues scoring on him last time.

The Jackets won big on Wednesday night on national TV, even if it wasn’t pretty. Coach Torts switched the lines halfway through and it appears that he will stick with those lines to start this game. What do we think of these lines?

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin Nick Foligno Josh Anderson
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert Alexander Wennberg Oliver BJORKSTRAND
Pierre-Luc Dubois Zac Dalpe Sonny Milano
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
Winnipeg Jets
Kyle Connor Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers Bryan Little Patrick Laine
Shawn Matthias Andrew Copp Brandon Tanev
Brendan Lemieux Matt Hendricks Joel Armia
Toby Enstrom Dustin Byfuglien
Josh Morrisey Jacob Trouba
Dmitry Kulikov Tyler Myers
Steve Mason
Connor Hellebuyck