I haven't made one of these threads in a while but I figured that the biggest game of the year deserves it... plus we have a CBJ fan on the board as well.
What: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
When: 7:00 P.M.
Where: PNC Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Last 10: CAR: 7-3, CBJ: 8-2
In what is the biggest game for the Hurricanes this season, they are at home taking on the Blue Jackets; a team that always seems to have their number. The Canes are coming off a six goal effort against the Senators, eerily enough; the last time they (the Canes) put up six goals they were shut out the next game by none other than the Columbus Blue Jackets.
However, it appears that this game may be different, Muller has finally found a combination of forwards that is generating offense and it all starts with the big line of Tlusty, E. Staal, and Semin. The key in tonight's game will be the play of the third pairing defense of Jay Harrison and Mike Komisarek who have really struggled as of late, if they can keep Dubinsky's and Letestu's lines of the score sheet then the Canes will win.
If the Canes can get the win in regulation tonight, they will jump Philadelphia and Columbus in the standings giving them third place in the Metro division.
Here's to a Canes Win!!!
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe - Manny Malhotra - Drayson Bowman
Tuomo Ruutu - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - John-Michael Liles
Mike Komisarek - Jay Harrison
Injuries: Patrick Dwyer, Cam Ward, Joni Pitkanen
Scratches: Brett Bellemore and Aaron Palushaj
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nick Foligno - Ryan Johansen - R.J. Umberger
Boone Jenner - Artem Anisimov - Nathan Horton
Matt Calvert - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson
Corey Tropp - Derek MacKenzie - Mark Letestu
Fedor Tyutin - Jack Johnson
Ryan Murray - James Wisniewski
Nikita Nikitin - Cody Goloubef
Injuries: Marian Gaborik, Jared Boll, David Savard
Scratches: Blake Comeau, Tim Erixon
Key Match-Up: Andrej Sekera vs. Ryan Johansen