We are ready for the first game of the season for the Columbus blue jackets as they will be taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs live at the nationwide arena at 7:00 PM Eastern time on Fox sports Ohio and TSN .
Tonight‘s contest is the home opener and the first game of the season which means new roof and new experiences and moments for the blue jackets club, and their first time in the regular season The lights of their franchise goalie and franchise forwards in Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin, and Matt Duchene. The team as well as a abundance of rookies looking to impress the head coach as well as the management. The core of this team is getting older in the likes of their captain as well as their secondary forwards, but their defense and their young top line center are headed into the right direction to lead this team one day in the near future. The first game of a back to back for the Columbus blue jackets as tomorrow they will be taking on a rested Pittsburgh Penguins team in the steel city, where I will be in attendance to view the squads.
To start the season the blue jackets are already without their fourth Line Center, Centerman Brandon Dubinsky as he has been placed or long-term injury did reserve with a rest problem and there is no timetable for his injury which is more room for Nash as the fourth line center as last season he continued to be bounced around the entire lineup. The young fourth of Columbus this year are mostly playing secondary roles looking to grow into the fold for the blue jackets there are two rookies playing in their first games tonight between Riley Nash as well as Columbus is back up goalie and their seventh defenseman all of whom came overseas through convincing of the management to help this team in the now compete for the cup.
The Toronto Maple Leafs played in their first game on Wednesday night the feeding the Ottawa Senators in the final score of 5 to 3 with their new calf and Centerman John Tavares at the house. The Maple leaves have a lot of questions and concerns heading into this season but have a lot more hope and positivity around the team. They have Austin Matthews their first overall traffic from the 2016 NHL entry draft who is in the first year of a contractor pay you some 11.634
Million dollar the season for the next five years, as well as the wing or Mitch Marner who has signed a six-year deal worth a annual salary cap head of $10.893 million. Tonight, after much controversy to the fans, tonight will be the debut For Jason Spezza, whom was scratched for his hometown team against his former team.
There are three points and I am looking forward to see you tonight for the Columbus blue jackets in their first game of the season. The first question is how does the goaltending play out is it a short-term problem or is it a long-term problem? The second question is for before flying and how the two new Swedish rookie forwards play together and play in their first games of North American professional I party. And the third and Final question comes on the overall offense of the group and who will produce in the losses of the off-season after their first child“ successful playoff run in franchise history“
Scratched: Shore, Holl
LTIR- Hyman, Dermott, Clarkson, Horton
Scratched: Milano, Garikov, Kukan
SOIR: Foudy (upper-body)
LTIR: Dubinsky (wrist)
Players to Watch
TOR: Sandin. This rookie defenseman had jumped his way to making the roster after opening many eyes on his successful development to the main roster.
CBJ: Wennberg. His time is now to set up after everyone left.