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Game Thread: Blue Jackets vs. Red Wings

Last year at this time, the talk was about how the Columbus Blue Jackets were striving to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, while the Detroit Red Wings were setting up for their playoff run. Now everything's shifted down a notch: it's the Red Wings who on the bottom half of the playoff seedings, while Columbus sits in next-to-last place, running out the clock on a season that has imploded upon itself.

And we get to see this three times in the final six games.

The hottest team in the NHL puts their six-game winning streak on the line as they face off against the Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings are 9-0-1 in their last ten, and 12-2-1 since the Olympic break. Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets sit in last place in the Central.

Faceoff is at 7:30. The game is on Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Ohio. Comment away below.