Game #8 Preview: Home Sweet Home
After a trip through sunny California, the Blue Jackets return home with momentum.
Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 – 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio –Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
The Jackets are home, the California road trip behind them, and are squarely in a prime position to perhaps make a playoff push this year. Who would have ever guessed.
Since getting blown out on Opening Night, the team has posted a 3-2-1 record. They snagged a point in Los Angeles, shut down last year’s Western Conference regular season leaders, and demolished the Anaheim Ducks. They haven’t dug themselves an awful hole to start the season, and have one of the hardest stretches of the schedule behind them. Things are actually looking up for this team!
The Blue Jackets tonight will play host to the Dallas Stars. Dallas, while having seven points just like the Blue Jackets, has been having a rough start to its season. With Ales Hemskey going down, they have now lost 3 of their top 6 forwards to injury. They are far off the pace from where they were last season.
In other words, it’s a good thing we’re playing both games against them early this year.
In Blue Jackets news, Joonas Korpisalo has been reassigned to the Cleveland Monsters. Hopefully he can regain his form.
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Brandon Saad||Alexander Wennberg||Nick Foligno|
|Matt Calvert||Brandon Dubinsky||Josh Anderson|
|Scott Hartnell||Lukas Sedlak||Sam Gagner|
|Boone Jenner||William Karlsson||Cam Atkinson|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Ryan Murray||Jack Johnson|
|Markus Nutivaara||David Savard|
|Jamie Benn||Tyler Seguin||Patrick Eaves|
|Antoine Roussel||Radek Faksa||Jason Spezza|
|Lauri Korpikoski||Devin Shore||Brett Ritchie|
|Curtis McKenzie||Adam Cracknell||Jiri Hudler|
|Eda Lindell||John Klingberg|
|Johnny Oduya||Stephen Johns|
|Dan Hamhuis||Jamie Oleksiak|