The Columbus Blue Jackets (8-4-2) are in town tonight at 7:30pm in their first of eight divisional games between the two squads. Columbus has allowed the fewest goals so far this season in the Western Conference. The Detroit Red Wings (12-2-1) have won the last eight straight games going back to October 15th.
Goaltender Dominik Hasek will be in net tonight, his first game back after suffering from an irritated hip. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall should also return to the lineup now that he has healed from his groin injury. As a result, Derek Meech will be a healthy scratch.
Over 200 members of the various branches of the US military will be in attendance in honor of Veteran's night. The game will be shown on FSN Detroit.