Game Preview: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our Shark.
Didn’t we just play these guys?
On October 15, the Blue Jackets played their second game of the season at home against these Sharks. It was a 3-2 loss that left us feeling better about this team than the opening disappointment against Boston.
Since that game, San Jose went 1-3 on the remainder of their road trip. Back home on Tuesday, they scored a 2-1 overtime win against Anaheim.
The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, have earned points in all 3 games since playing the Sharks. They’ve earned 3 points in the first half of this 4 game road trip.
In lineup news, based on the lines Jody Shelley reported from the morning skate, Boone Jenner has earned his way back up to a top line, with Calvert back with Karlsson and Anderson on the “energy” line and Hartnell down with Sedlak and Gagner.
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Boone Jenner||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Brandon Saad||Alexander Wennberg||Nick Foligno|
|Matt Calvert||William Karlsson||Josh Anderson|
|Scott Hartnell||Lukas Sedlak||Sam Gagner|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Jack Johnson||David Savard|
|Markus Nutivaara||Dalton Prout|
San Jose Sharks
|Mikkel Boedker||Joe Pavelski||Joe Thornton|
|Joonas Donskoi||Logan Couture||Joel Ward|
|Patrick Marleau||Thomas Hertl||Melker Karlsson|
|Michael Haley||Tommy Wingels||Chris Tierney|
|Paul Martin||Brent Burns|
|Marc-Edouard Vlasic||Justin Braun|
|Brenden Dillon||David Schlemko|