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Columbus Blue Jackets
(14-6-0 28 pts)

Game #20
vs

Detroit Red Wings
(13-4-2 28 pts)
Arena: Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
Starting goalie: Chris Mason
Starting goalie: Jimmy Howard
8-5-0 2.94 GAA
11-2-2 2.62GAA
SBN Blog:
The Cannon
Last meeting: -
Time:

7:00 EST

TV:

FS-D

XM 204



First place on the line and the Red Wings' ability to play adequate defense has been a big question the last few games. Tonight will be a test against a Columbus team that's 8-2 in November so far.

Ansar Khan has the lines and the news that Hudler's back in for Miller:

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Hudler-Filppula-Franzen
Cleary-Modano-Bertuzzi
Abdelkader-Helm-Eaves

Lidstrom-Stuart
Ericsson-Rafalski
Kronwall-Salei

Columbus' lines:

Jakub Voraceck-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
R.J. Umberger-Antoine Vermette-Nikita Filatov
Derek Dorsett-Samuel Phalsson-Chris Clark
Andrew Murray-Derek MacKenzie-Jared Boll

Rostislav Klesla-Mike Commodore
Fedor Tyutin-Kris Russell
Jan Hejda-Anton Stralman

BJ defenseman Mark Method is nursing an upper-body injury and is not expected to play, but if he does, he'd likely replace Kris Russell in the lineup. Columbus will also be without injured Ethan Moreau, but he's rumored to be close to coming back. Not sure if we should expect to see him on Sunday, but their defense is pretty good even without these two players. Join us for the in-game action.