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Tuesday evening on the NHL ice and a pair of teams from the Central Division will square off as the Detroit Red Wings invade Nationwide to battle it out with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Red Wings enter this game off of a 7-2 road loss to Chicago, which dropped them to 7-17 on the year while the Blue Jackets come in off a 3-1 loss at Nashville to fall to 8-15 so far. These teams have split the first two meetings this year.

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Red Wings Get Crushed By Chicago Again

The Detroit Red Wings have seen enough of the Chicago Blackhawks already this year. They enter this clash off a 7-2 loss to the Hawks to fall to 1-5 against their division rivals, and Detroit has been outscored 25-12 in the six games. Detroit has been outscored 17-5 in their three road loss against Chicago so far. The Red Wings came into their last game playing well as they had won three of their previous four games. Still, they have been a bad team this year as Detroit is tied with Ottawa, the Rangers, and Anaheim for 3rd fewest points in the league.

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Detroit had scored ten goals in their previous two games, but it was back to struggling on Sunday. Scoring in the loss was Sam Gagner, which was his 4th of the year, and Evgeny Svechnikov, which was his 2nd. Absorbing the loss was Thomas Greiss, who allowed all seven goals on 32 shot attempts. It has been a rough season for the former New York Islander as he is now 1-14 with a 3.46 GAA on the year. We will see Jonathan Bernier in the crease for this one, and he has gone 6-3 with a 2.63 GAA so far, including 2-1 with a 3.84 GAA on the road. In his career, he has gone 60-113 with a 2.80 GAA on the road and 6-4 with a 2.22 GAA against the Blue Jackets.–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/–161754775/–161755953/

Team Stats & Rankings: Detroit enters this contest ranked 30th in scoring at 2.13 gpg, 26th in shots per game at 28.5, and 30th in power-play conversions at 8.8%. At the defensive end of the ice, they are ranked 27th in goals allowed at 3.25 gpg, 18th in shots per game allowed at 30.4, and 30th in penalty kill at 69.7%.

Blue Jackets Are Having Offensive Woes
The Columbus Blue Jackets are having a tough time scoring at the moment as they have notched a total of two goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators are in the bottom 3rd of the league in goals allowed per game, and yet the Jackets scored a total of two goals against them in their two-game set. Columbus has now scored a total of 10 goals in the six games against the Preds this year. The Blues Jackets have now lost their last five games in a row, and they are in 5th place in the Central Division with 21 points.

In their last game, they lost 3-1 to the Preds on the road and scoring their lone goal was Kevin Stenlund. It came just 3:45 into the game to give the Jackets a 1-0, but the offense was non-existent the rest of the way. Absorbing the loss was Joonas Korpisalo, who allowed three goals on 29 shot attempts to fall to 5-11 with a 3.27 GAA on the year, while here at home, he has gone 2-6 with a 3.50 GAA. In his career, Korpisalo has gone 36-32 with a 2.76 GAA in his home games and 5-0 with a 3.,26 GAA against the Red Wings. Columbus needs him to step up, especially with the anemic offensive play of late.

Team Stats & Rankings: Columbus enters this contest ranked 23rd in scoring at 2.65 gpg, 25th in shots per game at 28.8, and 22nd in power-play conversions at 17.2%. At the defensive end of the ice, they are ranked 28th in goals allowed at 3.26, 27th in shots per game allowed at 32.0, and 26th in penalty kill at 73.1%.

Can the Red Wings pull off a big road upset here? Of course, they can as anything is possible in the NHL. Still, I can not see it happing in this one. The Red Wings are a bad team overall and they have struggled mightily in this series of late. Columbus has been struggling in their own right but they do have the better offense and I give Korpisalo the edge over Bernier. Korpi is 5-0 in his career against the Red Wings and Detroit is just 12-46 in their last 58 games on the road. Look for the Blue Jackets to get a much-needed win in this one.

Detroit Red Wings (7-14-3) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (8-10-5)

BLUE JACKETS (8-10-5) vs. RED WINGS (7-14-3)

Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, Nationwide Arena

TV: FOX Sports Ohio, CBJ app, FOX Sports Go app

Radio: Blue Jackets radio network (97.1 The Fan flagship)

In the aftermath of the Blue Jackets’ fifth straight loss Sunday in Nashville, one word seemed to be the common theme between CBJ leaders Nick Foligno and Seth Jones.


For Columbus to turn things around and start playing their best hockey, that’s something the team will need to continue to build through this tough stretch. It’s not about trust that everyone is working hard — the belief is the work ethic is there — but the trust that everyone will be in the right places on the ice and work together to get out of this slump.

“I just think we need to let loose on how tight we’re gripping our sticks and just play the game and just trust one another, not do too much any single player and just do what is asked if you,” Jones said. “The only way we’re going to get out of this situation is we’re going to do it together.”

Foligno said he has seen some signs of that trust coming together. In the last three games, that has meant defensively, as after a 10-game stretch in which the Blue Jackets gave up 4.20 per game, Columbus has allowed just seven goals over the past three games (2.33 per contest). The converse of that, of course, is that the Blue Jackets have scored just two goals in the past three games.

“For our group, we have to find the positives,” the captain said. “We have to find a way to get out of this because no one is going to help us. No article written or thing said is going to help us get out of this besides the guys in the room trying to find a way to pull together and trust one another. We start doing that and that’s how you pull yourselves out of this.

“That’s what I’m focused on trying to do. We have taken some steps. It’s hard to see when you’re not winning, but we have taken steps. Now, it’s the finishing touches where we put some plays together and start scoring some goals, start feeling good about ourselves. All of a sudden you start rolling it the other way.”

Offensively, Foligno laid out ways that can help.

“I think we’re trusting more in the D-zone, but I think we need to trust more in the offensive zone, where D wants to pinch and he knows that guy is backing him up, to trust that plays are going to get made,” Foligno said. “When you’re going to the net, is the guy going to get the puck there? That’s the part we’re still struggling with confidence in our group right now.”

Some good news — the Blue Jackets have been authorized to sell 1,953 ticket for the game, or 10 percent of capacity, by the Ohio Department of Health. It will be the first game with fans other than player guests and team employees this season, and head coach John Tortorella has talked at length this year about how some members of the team have missed the energy provided by spectators.

Know the Foe

One year after being one of the worst teams of the salary cap era with just 17 wins in 71 games, Detroit is off to a better start this year, but it also seems fair to say the last-place Red Wings won’t be a Stanley Cup Playoffs contender either.

The Red Wings are in a bit of a hot streak at the moment having won three of five, but the last game turned into a disaster, as on Sunday the Chicago Blackhawks turned a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes into a 7-2 rout, the Wings’ second loss by that score in six games.

In all, Detroit’s numbers are still those of a team in a rebuild, as the Wings are 30th in the NHL in scoring offense (2.13 goals per game), tied for 26th in scoring defense (3.25 allowed per game), 30th in power play at just 8.8 percent, and 30th in penalty kill at 69.7 percent.

It also doesn’t help that the Wings have been without two of their key forwards, as Dylan Larkin did not play in the Chicago series because of an undisclosed injury while Tyler Bertuzzi has been out since early February with a lower-body injury. Robby Fabbri also missed Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury, while defenseman Troy Stecher has been out about a week with a lower-body injury and fellow blueliner Patrik Nemeth is in COVID protocol.

Those are big losses as Larkin, Bertuzzi and Fabbri are among the team’s top-six forwards while Stecher and Nemeth have been regulars defensively. Veteran Bobby Ryan, who scored three times in two games vs. Columbus earlier this year, leads the team with a 6-6-12 line, while Larkin has four goals and 11 points. The only other player in double digits in scoring is defenseman Filip Hronek, who has zero goals but 10 assists.

Anthony Mantha has struggled for much of the year and has a 5-4-9 line plus a minus-13 rating. Former CBJ forward Sam Gagner has four goals in 16 games.

In net, Jonathan Bernier might get the call after Thomas Greiss (1-11-3, 3.46, .882) went Sunday, and Bernier has had an excellent bounce-back season with a 6-3-0 record, 2.63 GAA and .918 save percentage.

3 Keys to the Game

Get the points: It doesn’t matter how you get them, if you’re a team in need of points like the Jackets, you have to leave this game with a win. Columbus earned three of four points earlier this year in a two-game set in Detroit.

Win special teams: Nashville’s special teams were in bad shape coming in but held up against Columbus. That can’t happen again vs. a team that is the second-worst in the league in both PP and PK.

Build some confidence: The biggest thing Columbus can do right now is start putting good performances together and build some belief. This is a good time to get started.

Of Note

The one-off game is just one of four on the CBJ schedule that is not part of a two-game series. … Cam Atkinson has seven goals in the last 10 games, not to mention an 8-5-13 line in the last 12. His eight goals in February tied for fourth in the NHL. … His nine goals and 17 points also lead the Jackets … Jack Roslovic has a 4-8-13 line in the last 14 games. … Max Domi is two games from 400 in his NHL career, and his 291 consecutive games played streak is the seventh-longest active streak in the league … After playing just one game last year that featured at least 10 combined goals between the teams, the Blue Jackets have been in four such games this year. … Columbus has scored first in 16 of 23 games and outscored teams 25-15 in first period. But the Jackets are just 6-6-4 when taking a 1-0 lead. … The Blue Jackets have won five of the last six vs. Detroit in Nationwide Arena and are 12-4-1 the last nine years vs. Detroit in Columbus. Overall, Columbus is 12-1-1 in the last 14 games against the Red Wings.

Game notes: The teams split a two-game series in January, but are meeting for just contest Tuesday before taking on different opponents later in the week. … A Wings’ two-game win streak was broken Sunday with a 7-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. … Columbus hosts Detroit amid a four-game losing streak.