The Cannon is your SBNation Blue Jackets' blog.
Puck drop is just after 7:30p ET on Fox Sports Detroit.
The Expected Lineup (UPDATED)
Ty Conklin (starting)
Ericsson is still out with his wrist injury (per Khan). He hopes to be back Wednesday.
|BLUE JACKETS||HOW THEY MATCH UP||RED WINGS|
|24-44-7 (55 pts; 15th in West)||Record||45-25-5 (95 pts; 5th in West)|
|2.28 (28th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.97 (4th in NHL)|
|3.17 (29th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.44 (6th)|
|15.1% (25th)||Power Play %||15.6% (22nd)|
|76.4% (30th)||Penalty Kill %||79.9% (22nd)|
|Rick Nash (26 goals)||Goal Leader||Johan Franzen (26 goals)|
|Rick Nash (50 points)||Points Leader||Filppula/Zetterberg (62 points)|
- The Red Wings are 48-12-1-6 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time against the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise.
- Valtteri Filppula has six goals and seven assist in his last 10 games against the BJs.
- When @daverhancock reaches 100 followers we will randomly select one of his followers to be a guest along with my father on WIIM Radio.
- Steve Mason is 7-9-2 record with a 2.62 GAA, .922 SV% and three shutouts (WTF?!) in his career against the Wings. Ty Conklin is 3-1-2 with a 3.06 GAA, .896 SV% and one shutout all-time against Columbus.
Prediction: Wings win 7-3. Valtteri FIlppula is your player of the game.
Let's Go Red Wings.