Jackets vs Habs
7 PM, Nationwide Arena
Probably Bally Sports and 97.1
Opponents Blog: Eyes on the Prize
As a college student, it is my sworn duty to procrastinate everything. I did that for this preview.
The Jackets have recently somehow been kinda good! Going 4-1-1 in a six game stretch. That’s cool. I don’t have time to fact check this but that seems like a high enough points percentage to make the playoffs. Whether or not it’s sustainable is the big question (its not).
The Habs are also very not good, losing to the Sabres 7-2 last night. That’s less than ideal. The Jackets also beat them on Thursday 6-4. This is a very weird month schedule-wise.
The Blue Jackets are also debuting their Reverse Retros tonight. Too bad the design sucks. Also wouldn’t black Friday have been more appropriate, theming wise? Classic CBJ marketing.
I get out of work at 12:30 so I’ll update this to be good by like 1:30. Have the lines, stats, whole shebang.
Montreal Canadiens (9-9-1, 19 points, 6th Atlantic, 11th East)
Columbus Blue Jackets (7-10-1, 15 points, 8th Metropolitan, 15th East)
Alright, we’re back.
Player to Watch - Jack Roslovic
After missing the weekend’s games with some unspecified sickness, Jack Roslovic returns to the lineup tonight. While he’s struggled throughout the first part of the season, hopefully watching a couple games from the press box helped him to see areas of opportunity. He’s been a streaky player historically, and him warming up would be huge for the team.
Liam Foudy also returns to the lineup tonight, with Yegor Chinakhov and Brendan Gaunce stepping out. ... Joonas Korpisalo gets the start in net. ... For the first time since the 2006-07 season, black returns to the CBJ’s color scheme, with the new Reverse Retros making their debut. You can read my thoughts on them here.
The Other Bench
As mentioned, the Canadiens are coming off a back-to-back, losing to Buffalo last night 7-2. Ouch. ... David Savard and Josh Anderson make their returns to Nationwide Arena. ... The Habs are actually doing better than I thought they were, batting .500 on the year.
11/17/22 - Montreal 4 at Columbus 6
11/23/22 - Montreal at Columbus
3/25/23 - Columbus at Montreal
|3.00 (20)||GPG||3.06 (18)|
|16.1% (28)||PP%||14.0% (31)|
|79.4% (13)||PK%||76.5% (21)|
|48.4% (22)||5v5 Shot Attempt %||43.8% (30)|
|48.8% (20)||5v5 Unblocked shot attempt %||44.1% (30)|
|9.0% (10)||5v5 Shooting %||9.1% (9)|
|.898 (29)||5v5 Save %||.889 (32)|
|Cole Caufield, 12||G Leader||Captain Boone Jenner, 8|
|K. Dach & N. Suzuki, 12||A Leader||Johnny Gaudreau, 11|
|Nick Suzuki, 23||P Leader||Johnny Gaudreau, 18|
|Arber Xhekaj, 45||PIM Leader||Mathieu Olivier, 28|
|3-4-1||Home / Road||6-6-0|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Johnny Gaudreau||Captain Boone Jenner||Gustav Nyquist|
|Liam Foudy||Cole Sillinger||Emil Bemstrom|
|Kent Johnson||Jack Roslovic||Trey Fix-Wolansky|
|Eric Robinson||Sean Kuraly||Mathieu Olivier|
|Vladislav Gavrikov||Marcus Bjork|
|Jake Christiansen||Erik Gudbranson|
|Gavin Bayreuther||Andrew Peeke|
|Cole Caufield||Nick Suzuki||Kirby Dach|
|Jaraj Slavkovsky||Christian Dvorak||Brendan Gallagher|
|Evgenii Dadonov||Sean Monohan||Josh Anderson|
|Michael Pezzetta||Jake Evans||Joel Armia|
|Michael Matheson||Joel Edmundson|
|Kaiden Guhle||David Savard|
|Jordan Harris||Chris Wideman|