Game Preview: Putting Out the Flames
Columbus looks to avenge their earlier listless loss to the Flames as the western Canada road trip continues.
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Calgary Flames
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:00 EST
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; Radio: 97.1 WBNS FM
When these teams last met, Columbus suffered through a listless 2-0 loss at home. November 23 also happened to be the last time Columbus went a game without notching points of any kind.
Tonight, Columbus has a chance to avenge that loss as they close out the season series against the Flames. The Blue Jackets are obviously on a hot streak, having won 7 straight games and notched 8-0-1 in the last night since the last time these two teams met. How better to continue this winning streak than to avenge the last loss?
Columbus currently sits 3 points back of the Metro lead with a few games in hand (seriously, can any of the teams at the top of this division lose? Except you, Philadelphia, we know you can, you have played 5 more games than we have, so I don’t really care about you).
There will be no lineup changes for the Blue Jackets tonight and, really, why would there be? This team has been on a tear lately and I have every expectation that they keep it rolling tonight.
Go Jackets. May the force CF% be with us.
(Also, go see Rogue One. Immediately after this game ends. Who cares that you won’t get home till 3 AM, it’s so worth it.)
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Brandon Saad||Alexander Wennberg||Nick Foligno|
|Boone Jenner||Brandon Dubinsky||Cam Atkinson|
|Scott Hartnell||William Karlsson||Josh Anderson|
|Matt Calvert||Lukas Sedlak||Sam Gagner|
|Zach Werenski||Seth Jones|
|Jack Johnson||David Savard|
|Markus Nutivaara||Ryan Murray|
|Johnny Gaudreau||Sam Bennett||Alex Chiasson|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Mikael Backlund||Michael Frolik|
|Kris Versteeg||Sean Monahan||Troy Brouwer|
|Micheal Ferland||Matt Stajan||Lance Bouma|
|Mark Giordano||Dougie Hamilton|
|T.J. Brodie||Dennis Wideman|
|Jyrki Jokipakka||Dennis Seidenberg|