Game 76 Preview: Rematch with the 'Hawks

The Blackhawks are an angry bunch, that's for sure. This is their first game since the Jackets embarrassed them at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. They have the advantage of being on home ice as well, but I think the Jackets have it in them to prevent the embarrassment from being reciprocated.

Columbus is making one change to the lineup tonight- they are sitting Nathan Paetsch and have called up center Trevor Frischmon. He'll be making his NHL debut tonight. In net for the Jackets is Steve Mason, and Chicago is giving the nod to Antti Niemi.

Fearless Prediction: The Jackets hold off the onslaught, and manage to prevent the 'Hawks from getting redemption.

Game Time: 7:00pm ET

Opponent's Blog: Second City Hockey

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Radio: WBNS-AM (1460); WWCD-FM (101.1)

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From the Columbus Dispatch:

The Blackhawks haven't played since the Blue Jackets embarrassed them 8-3 Thursday in Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets' top line of Kristian Huselius, Antoine Vermette and Rick Nash has combined for 10 goals, 11 assists and a plus-13 rating against the Blackhawks this season.

Jackets Links:

Columbus Blue Jackets / Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule

Columbus Blue Jackets Roster / Columbus Blue Jackets Stats

Here are the lineups for tonight's tilt:

Columbus Blue Jackets

Kristian Huselius
Antoine Vermette
Rick Nash
R.J. Umberger
Derick Brassard
Jakub Voracek
Andrew Murray
Samuel Pahlsson
Chris Clark
Derek Dorsett
Trevor Frischmon
Michael Blunden

Fedor Tyutin Marc Methot
Mike Commodore
Kris Russell
Grant Clitsome
Anton Stralman
Steve Mason
Mathieu Garon

EXTRA: Nathan Paetsch

INJURED/SICK: Derek MacKenzie, Jared Boll, Jan Hejda, Rostislav Klesla

Chicago Blackhawks

Troy Brouwer
Jonathan Toews
Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp
Dave Bolland
Marian Hossa
Andrew Ladd
John Madden
Kris Versteeg
Ben Eager
Tomas Kopecky
Adam Burish
Duncan Keith
Brent Seabrook
Dustin Byfuglien
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Jordan Hendry
Nick Boynton
Antti Niemi
Cristobal Huet

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