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Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Game 15

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Columbus Blue Jackets (8-7-2) @ Minnesota Wild (9-4-1)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CDT

Television: FSN
Listen live on WCCO.com
, or locally at 830 AM

For the Columbus perspective, check out Light the Lamp.

Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets

Nolan - Koivu - Bouchard
Brunette - Belanger - Burns
Clutterbuck - Sheppard - Miettinen
Veilleux - Pouliot - Boogaard

Reitz - Schultz
Bergeron - Skoula
Johnsson - Zidlicky

Harding
Backstrom

Nash - Umberger - Huselius
Chimera - Brassard - Voracek
Picard - Novotny - Filatov
Murray - Malhotra - Dorsett

Klesla - Tyutin
Hejda - Commodore
Backman - Methot

Leclaire
Norrena

Notes

  • Marian Gaborik is still out with that lower body injury.
  • Jacques Lemaire reiterated today that defenseman Brent Burns will continue as a winger for awhile.
  • Columbus beat Buffalo 6-1 last night. It will be important to not let them get out early.
  • Oh, and since we've likely already forgotten about the whining, here's a bit from Light the Lamp. "You better believe the Jackets haven't forgotten that hose job by the stripes in last time they were in Minnesota. That should be all the motivation this squad needs to get up for that one. Time to for a little payback"

Questions to Answer

  1. With Burns at the forward again, will the defense play yet another very solid game?
  2. Does Rick Nash continue to be an immovable object?
  3. Will the power play stick with whatever new technique they used against Phoenix to great success?
  4. Will the line shakeup start to click in game two?
  5. Does Backstrom continue his Jedi mind trick to see the game in slow motion?