After playing back to back nights over the weekend, the Blue Jackets are back on the ice to take on Detroit, who is fighting mightily to stay in the playoffs. It feels as if there are three teams fighting for two playoff spots- Detroit; Pittsburgh; and Philadelphia.
These teams last played February 23, 206 on NBCSN. The Wings came back to win in a shootout, 2-1.
Riley Sheahan scored for Detroit in regulation. In the shootout, Sheahan and Andres Anthansious beat Curits McElhinney. Petr Mrazek stopped 25 of 26 shots in 65 minutes of play, and stopped both shootout Boone Jenner scored for Columbus, and no one beat Mrazek in the shootout. McElhinney stopped 25 of 26 in 65 minutes, but allowed 2 of 3 shots in the shootout.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Bonne Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky- Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell - Alex Wennberg - Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert - William Karlsson - David Clarkson
Rene Borque - Gregory Campbell - Jared Boll
Ryan Murray - Seth Jones
Cody Goloubef - David Savard
Fedor Tyutin - Dalton Prout
Injured: Jack Johnson (UBI), Brandon Saad (UBI), Sergei Bobrovsky (groin)
Detroit Red Wings
Justin Abdelkader - Pavel Datsyuk- Henrik Zetterberg
Gustav Nyquist - Riley Sheehan - Tomas Tatar
Dylan Larkin - Andreas Anthansiou - Brad Richards
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Tomas Jurco
Niklas Knrowall - Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser - Alexey Marchenko
Kyle Quincey - Mike Green
Players to Watch
Columbus: Cody Goloubef. With Jack Johnson skating again, he might be the odd man out. He will need to battle hard to stay in the lineup in Columbus.
Detroit: Sheahan. He came ready to play last time against this team. Columbus will need to keep an eye out on him.
Enjoy the games tonight. More to come…