Game Preview #50 - Limping To The Break?

Both of these teams are doing that. The difference is that one team used to be in first place.

Blue Jackets at Canadiens - 7:00 PM
Game Faceoff

7-12-5. That's what the Jackets' record is since the last time these teams met, including that game. That's not earth-shattering, because we know this team is bad. What about 6-16-1, though? Including a win against Columbus, that's what Montreal has done since that point in time. Turns out goaltending matters.

I will admit that I missed a chunk of the Calgary game and most of the Boston game. I watched highlights. I don't have much in the way of analysis. Team is bad. Opponent is struggling. Who knows what to expect?

Play well and lose. Sucks that that's my mantra right now, but, there it is.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(17-27-5, 39 Points; 8th division, 16th conference)

Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Brandon Saad
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Kerby Rychel William Karlsson Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert Gregory Campbell Rene Bourque
Ryan Murray Seth Jones
Jack Johnson Justin Falk
Fedor Tyutin Dalton Prout
Joonas Korpisalo
Anton Forsberg

Montreal Canadiens
(24-20-4, 52 Points; 5th Division, 10th Conference)

Max Pacioretty Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk David Desharnais Dale Weise
Tomas Fleischmann Lars Eller Daniel Carr
Brian Flynn Torrey Mitchell Devante Smith-Pelly
Andrei Markov P.K. Subban
Alexei Emelin Jeff Petry
Nathan Beaulieu Mark Barberio
Mike Condon
Ben Scrivens

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