Game 62 Preview: Jackets take on Road-Weary Canucks
I don't want to get too excited, but the Jackets are on a roll. They have won three in a row, and have looked very good in the process. Mase is in net again tonight, and it's likely we'll see Stralman return to the lineup. The Canucks will likely go with Raycroft in net.
The Canucks are in the midst of a disgusting road trip, necessary because of the Olympics, and the Sedins have been cool of late (my fantasy pool will attest to that). These factors could combine to facilitate a Jackets victory, but you can never underestimate the Canucks, they are a good team.
Fearless Prediction: Mason and the boys continue their run of hot play, beat the Canucks.
Game Time: 7:00pm ET
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From the Columbus Dispatch:
A win would give the Blue Jackets four straight for the first time this season. The Canucks, after playing at Florida last night, are six games into a 14-game road swing to facilitate the Olympics in Vancouver. The simmering feud between Blue Jacket R.J. Umberger and Canuck Ryan Kesler -- both from Ohio State -- bears watching.
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Here are the lineups for tonight's tilt:
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Kristian Huselius || Antoine Vermette ||Rick Nash|
| Raffi Torres || Derick Brassard ||Jakub Voracek|
| R.J. Umberger ||Samuel Pahlsson ||Chris Clark|
|Derek Dorsett || Andrew Murray || Jared Boll |
|Fedor Tyutin||Anton Stralman |
|Marc Methot ||Jan Hejda |
|Kris Russell ||Milan Jurcina|
|EXTRA: Mathieu Roy|
|INJURED/SICK: Fredrik Modin, Mike Commodore, Rostislav Klesla|
|Daniel Sedin || Henrik Sedin ||Alexandre Burrows |
|Mason Raymond || Ryan Kesler ||Pavol Demitra |
|Tanner Glass || Kyle Wellwood ||Mikael Samuelsson |
|Rick Rypien ||Ryan Johnson || Darcy Hordichuk |
| Sami Salo || Alexander Edler |
|Christian Ehrhoff || Shane O"Brien |
| Aaron Rome || Nolan Baumgartner |
| Andrew Raycroft|
| Roberto Luongo|