Game Day Blog: at Detroit (continued)

Monday, 03.26.2012 / 3:10 PM
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com / Blue Jackets Game Day Blog

7:10 P.M.:

The Blue Jackets and Red Wings are on the ice for warm-ups at Joe Louis Arena. All players who participated in the morning skate are present for the pre-game warm-up and Steve Mason was the first goaltender out of the tunnel for Columbus. He will face former Blue Jacket Ty Conklin, who is 3-1-2 in his career against his former club with a 3.06 goals-against average and .896 save percentage.

It looks as if the Blue Jackets defense pairs will switch up slightly from Sunday's game. Here's how they lined up during the pre-game:

J. Johnson - Savard
Lebda - Nikitin
A. Johnson - Moore

The forward lines will remain the same. 

HISTORICAL NOTE: On Feb. 4, 2011, Mason made 34 saves to lead the Blue Jackets to a 3-0 shutout win over the Red Wings here at Joe Louis Arena. Antoine Vermette, Andrew Murray and Jared Boll supplied the offense for Columbus in the victory. Relive that masterful performance by "Mase" by watching the highlights below.


3:20 P.M.:
Center Mark Letestu talks with Bob McElligott about tonight's game on Jackets TV:



3:15 P.M.:

We've covered who is in/out of the Red Wings lineup for tonight's game, but now we have the projected line combinations based on today's morning skate. Here are the expected lines for Detroit:

Bertuzzi - Datsyuk - Nyquist
Filppula - Zetterberg - Hudler
Miller - Abdelkader - Cleary
Holmstrom - Emmerton - Mursak

Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Stuart
Quincey - Kindl

Conklin
Pearce

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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