canucks

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks Game 33 notes, prediction & tweets!

Lets Go For 5 Shall We?

The red hot Columbus Blue Jackets.

The streaking Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, winners of 7 of their last ten….

Nope, sounds weird any way you say it.

Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (17 – 9– 6) v Columbus Blue Jackets (13– 13–6)
Venue: Rogers Arena
Time: 7:00 pm PT
TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040

Game Notes

After two games in six nights earlier in the month, tonight’s contest is the final match of the year between Vancouver and Columbus. The teams have traded off a pair of 2-1 wins.

So tonight’s contest features a late March contest between the Canucks and Blue Jackets where both teams need the points to secure a playoff position. Strange.

The Canucks have dominated the Blue Jackets of late. They haven’t lost in regulation to Columbus in 13 games. It’s been four years since the Jackets won in Vancouver.

bluejackets canucks schneider

The Canucks have dominated the Blue Jackets of late.

Line-up

  • Nick Foligno-Ryan Johansen-R.J. Umberger
  • Vinny Prospal-Derick Brassard-Mark Letestu
  • Matt Calvert-Artem Anisimov-Cam Atkinson
  • Colton Gilles-Derek MacKenzie-Jared Boll
  • Jack Johnson-Fedor Tyutin
  • Daulton Prout-Nikita Nikitin
  • John Moore-Adrian Aucoin
  • Sergei Bobrovosky

What to watch: Columbus

Saturday’s loss to Nashville ended the Blue Jackets’ 12 game point streak, where the wheels fell entirely off in a 5-2 loss. The Blue Jackets have been riding the hot play of Sergei Bobrovosky and the contributions of the return from Rick Nash and turned into a glimpse of potential for a franchise that’s been spinning their wheels seemingly forever.

They’ll have to turn things around in a Western Canadian swing that has traditionally been their downfall.

What to watch: Vancouver

Is a four game winning streak enough to erase the doom and gloom that persisted in early March? The Canucks have weathered a slew of injuries and Alex Edler‘s two game suspension so well that it’s been as inspiring as Vancouver’s recent run of spring weather.

Most of the credit is due to Cory Schneider, who has been brilliant during those four games. Allowing just five goals in that span, Schneider is playing his best hockey of the season hands down and relegating Roberto Luongo to a glorified tweeter.

Line-up

Injuries

Columbus will miss Brandon Dubinsky and Derek Dorsett but could possibly see James Wisniewski returning tonight.

Vancouver will go without Steve Pinizzoto, Dale Weise and Zack Kassian while Ryan Kesler and David Booth have come full circle and returned to the IR watch.

Prediction

With two hot goaltenders, this game should be tight. 3-1 Canucks with an empty netter.

CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY ON NWSB!

Tweets

Disqus
Follow our Editor "Q" on Twitter, and NWSB, 'Like' us on Facebook.
About Richard Hodges

A proud Vancouverite with a lifelong passion for the home teams that some would classify as pointless and disturbing. Now realizes that The Linden Tree is not the play you think it would be.
Email: Richard@NWSportsBeat.com
Richard On Twitter
NWSB Facebook FanPage
Richard's NWSB Forum Profile
Subscribe To Richard's Articles Via RSS On NWSB
Like Something I wrote? Hate it? Hit me back today I want to hear from you!

North West Sports Beat Fan Shop

Sponsored Links




Sponsors

accuscore.com

10 Articles To Your Inbox Daily! NWSB Daily Brew! Get It Now!

NWSportsBeat.com Newsletter
Nike Seahawks Jerseys
NorthWest Sports Beat