Tuesday night, against the Montreal Canadiens, the Blue Jackets won their first game of the year by more than a one-goal margin.
Boding even better for the Blue Jackets, the club is on a two-game winning streak, a major positive after a 1-6-1 eight-game stretch.
|DETROIT RED WINGS|
7–13–3 (94 points)
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7 P.M. – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
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Tonight, the Blue Jackets look to continue their limited streak against a struggling Red Wings club. Detroit is currently tied for dead-last in the league in points and has played two more games than the Los Angeles Kings, the team with which they are tied. If the Blue Jackets are looking for an opportunity to add more points after their recent slide, this is the game.
The Blue Jackets' performances as of late have been dominated by its young players. Emil Bemstrom currently rides a 5-game scoring streak and Eric Robinson, after scoring his first NHL goal against Carey Price, has two goals in the last three games.
While it is great for a team to have well-performing rookies, a team needs its established players to play at a consistent level if success is expected. The Blue Jackets will need more from their veteran players as they look to extend their winning streak to a third game.
Here's a look at tonight's projected lines for the Blue Jackets:
Korpisalo will start in net.
Riley Nash has been declared a healthy scratch with Nick Foligno's return after a three-game suspension.
- Captain is Back. Nick Foligno returns to the lineup after serving his three-game suspension. in addition to the suspension, Foligno has disappointed in terms of output this year, having registered only one goal and six assists.
- Bemstrom Eyes a Record. Tuesday night, Emil Bemstrom tied the Blue Jackets' record for rookie point streaks at five-games. He will look to extend the streak to six and break his tie with Pierre-Luc Dubois tonight.
- Nash Scratched. With Foligno's return to the lineup, veteran center, Riley Nash, will be a healthy scratch in tonight's contest. Nash has had a meager start to the year, holding a stat line of one goal and five assists. His performances have been disappointing considering his impressive play in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.