Rick Nash in the house … a Blue Jacket for the time being. Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin here, too. Can you believe Columbus has only been here four times since its inception.
Ya boys on a one-game losing streak, 4-1 in the last five and 20-6-1 in their last 27. Haven’t lost two in a row since Dec. 13-15, and have lost two in a row in regulation only one other time this season.
Henrik Lundqvist back in goal. Same lineup otherwise, which means Stu Bickel up on the wing and Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka are prucha’d. Ruslan Fedotenko skated today, but there’s no update on his condition.
The Blue Jackets are playing better, though maybe not as well as Nash seems to think (hear the pre-gamer in the thread below). They’ve won four of seven, and were bombed by Chicago 6-1 at home Saturday after beating the Blues earlier in the week.
Keep an eye on Nash tonight … because I think there’s a really good chance he’ll be switching from jackets to shirts, if you know what I mean, by next Monday. Also keep an eye on mini-enforcer and Jackets alternate captain Derek Dorsett (175 penalty minutes) who fought Chicago’s John Scott, giving away eight or nine inches and about 80-90 pounds, Saturday.