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CBJ G50 @ St. Louis Blues

January 31, 2024, 12:23 AM ET [4 Comments]
Zak MacMillan
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The Columbus Blue Jackets wrap-up the road trip tonight against the St. Louis Blues on the NHL Network. This is the second and final meeting of the season for the former Central Division foes of the 2023-2024 season. Also, this is the final game before the All Star Break for the struggling Jackets, who become one of 6 teams at the time of writing to have played 50 games before the break. More rested second half ahead.

The Blues are riding a five game hot streak into tonight. Columbus is riding losing three of the last four on the road. First game without Adam Fantilli from his cut leg. Check-in will be when the club returns to Columbus. Elvis v Binnington. Imagine that trade or fight.

Projected Lineups

St Louis Blues

Pavel Buchnevich—Robert Thomas—Jordan Kyrou
Brandon Saad—Brayden Schenn—Jake Neighbours
Nathan Walker—Kevin Hayes—Alexy Toropchenko
Nikita Alexandrov—Oskar Sundqvist—Sammy Blias

Nick Leddy—Colton Parayko
Torey Krug—Matt Kessel
Marco Scanedlla—Tyler Tucker

Jordan Binnington
Joel Hofer

Injured — Kasperi Kapanen, Justin Faulk, Scott Pernouvich

Columbus Blue Jackets

Johnny Gaudreau—Boone Jenner—Yegor Chinakov
Kent Johnson—Dmitry Voronkov—Kirill Marchenko
Alexandre Texier—Cole Sillinger—Jack Roslovic
Justin Danforth—Sean Kuraly—Mathieu Olivier

Zach Werenski—Andrew Peeke
Ivan Provorov—Damon Severson
Jake Bean—Erik Gudbranson

Elvis Merzlikins
Daniil Tarasov

Scratched — Nick Blankenburg, Emil Bemstrom

Injured — Adam Fantilli, Patrik Laine, Adam Boqvist

Players to Watch

St Louis — Jordan Kyrou — player story here. Regular top producer, was known earlier in the season to like the coaching change despite some of Blues fans not liking his satisfaction to it.

Columbus — Andrew Peeke — finally getting a shot to show his worth.

Predicted Final Score

STL - 3

CBJ - 2

OT
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