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Let’s hope for a similar result to Sunday

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils and Columbus Blue Jackets meet at Nationwide Arena tonight in a rematch of the game on Sunday evening in New Jersey. The Jackets dominated that battle for a 3-0 victory. The last time they played in Nationwide, however, New Jersey won 5-1. Since that loss, the Jackets have gone 8-4-1. The Devils, on the other hand, have only won 2 of their last 10.

In NHL news, Sergei Bobrovsky was named the Second Star of the Week. He went 2-0-1 over the last week, while allowing no goals in regulation and making 87 saves on 88 shots on goal.

In roster news, Josh Anderson suffered a hyperextended right knee on Sunday and is expected to miss 7-10 days. T.J. Tynan was once again recalled from the Cleveland Monsters, and will make his NHL debut tonight.

Per Tom Reed, Markus Nutivaara will return to the lineup in place of Kyle Quincey.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Sam Gagner BJORKSTRAND
Lauri Korpikoski William Karlsson T.J. Tynan
Zach Werenski Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpisalo
New Jersey Devils
Taylor Hall Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Pavel Zacha Adam Henrique Beau Bennett
Joseph Blandisi Blake Coleman Devante Smith-Pelly
Nick Lappin Kevin Rooney Stefan Noesen
Jon Merrill Ben Lovejoy
Karl Stollery Dalton Prout
John Moore Steven Santini
Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid