CBJ G19 —v Montreal Canadiens — C’est La Vie
Bonjour tout la monde et bon soir.
After two days off, the Columbus Blue Jackets continue their home stand with their second matchup against the Montreal Canadiens in 6 days.
Refer to P16 and G16 blogs for the first matchup coverage and results.
With rest for the Union Blue, this is a stretch of three games in four nights, with travel.
Tonight, Montreal comes in ice cold after a 7-2 defeat from the hands of the sagging Buffalo Sabres, to travel into Ohio overnight last night.
Columbus hasn’t played since their 6-1 win over Florida.
Cole Caufield—Nick Suzuki—Kirby Dach
Juraj Slafkovsky—Christian Dvorak—Brendan Gallagher
Evgenii Dadanov—Sean Monahan—Josh Anderson
Michael Pezzetta—Jake Evans—Joel Armia
Kaiden Guhle—David Savard
Michael Matheson—Joel Edmundsson
Jordan Harris—Chris Wideman
Scratched — Arber Xhekaj, Jonathan Kovacevic
Injured — Jonathan Drouin, Michael Hoffman, Carey Price
Columbus Blue Jackets
Johnny Gaudreau—Boone Jenner—Emil Bemstrom
Trey Fix-Wolansky—Cole Sillinger—Gustav Nyquist
Liam Foudy—Jack Roslovic—Kent Johnson
Eric Robinson—Sean Kuraly—Mathieu Olivier
Vladislav Gavrikov—Marcus Bjork
Jake Christiansen—Erik Gubdranson
Gavin Bayreuther—Andrew Peeke
Scratched — Brendan Gaunce, Billy Sweezey
Injured — Zach Werenski, Patrik Laine, Jakub Voracek, Elvis Merzlikins, Jake Bean, Adam Boqvist, Justin Danforth, Nick Blankenburg, Yegor Chinakov (GTD)
Players to Watch
Montreal — Nick Suzuki — 3 multipoint games in his last 5, the youngest captain in franchise history is continuing to prove why he was the right choice, and maybe the part of the worst trade in Vegas history.
Columbus — Sean Kuraly — the hottest player on the team since his injury return, he’s got 4 goals and one assist in his last 4 appearances. His line with Robinson and Olivier have been on fire together this month.
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