The battle of fire is occurring tonight in Columbus as the red hot Blue Jackets battle the red hot and fatigued San José Sharks. The Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 last night without head coach Peter DeBoer. Columbus last played Thursday, and defeated Nashville 4-0. These two teams played earlier this month, with Columbus coming out on top in California.
Tonight, expect the Sharks to go with the same tired lineups, but expect some revenge after Columbus beat them in their home building.
As for Columbus, Dalton Prout and Andrew Bodnarchuk are in ad a result of the injuries to Fedor Tyutin and Cody Goloubef
Columbus Blue Jackets
Boone Jenner – Ryan Johansen – Brandon Saad
Scott Hartnell – Nick Foligno – Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert – William Karlsson – Rene Bourque
Kerby Rychel – Gregory Campbell – Josh Anderson
Jack Johnson – David Savard
Ryan Murray – Kevin Connauton
Dalton Prout – Andrew Bodnarchuk
Injured: Cody Goloubef (fractured jaw), Brandon Dubinsky (elbow), David Clarkson (back), Jared Boll (foot), Alexander Wennberg (lower body), Fedor Tyutin (broken nose)
San Jose Sharks
Melker Karlsson - Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton
Joonas Donskoi – Patrick Marleau – Joel Ward
Nikolay Goldobin – Tomas Hertl – Tommy Wingels
Matthew Nieto – Chris Tierney – Mike Brown
Paul Martin – Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon – Mirco Mueller
Injured: Logan Couture (leg)
Scratched: Matt Tennyson, Micheal Haley
Enjoy the games today. More to come...