1. Its the first time these teams will face each other since the blockbuster trade this summer. It is the first time the Blackhawks will face Brandon Saad in a Blue Jackets uniform, and the first time the Jackets will face Artem Anisimov in a Hawks uniform.
2. Same Lineup, Different Goalie- After last night's loss and since it is two games in two nights, Curtis McElhinney will get the go tonight.
3. Players to Watch- Two young players on each side that have the attention of the league. For Chicago, Artem Panarin has lit up the league with 5 points in 5 games. For Columbus, Ryan Murray has to step up in order to help Columbus win tonight.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Brandon Saad- Ryan Johansen- Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner- Brandon Dubinsky- Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell- William Karlsson- Rene Bourque
Matt Calvert- Gregory Campbell- David Clarkson
Jack Johnson- David Savard
Ryan Murray- Cody Goloubef
Fedor Tyutin- Dalton Prout
Scratches- Kevin Connuaton, Jared Boll, Kerby Rychel
Injuries- Alex Wennberg (concussion), Josh Anderson (eye)
Bickell Toews Hossa
Panarian Anisimov Kane
Garbutt Teravainen Tikhonov
Desjardins Krüger Shaw
Daley van Riemsdyk
Enjoy the games tonight. More to come...