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Potential lineups for Blue Jackets, Blackhawks

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 3:24 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

Here's what the lineups could look like when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks face off tonight at Nationwide Arena.

It will be the first game for the Blue Jackets since their 9-2 loss in Philadelphia last Saturday. The Jackets have used the time since then to completely overhaul their lines and systems, and tonight is their first chance to test them out.

The Blackhawks also come in to tonight's game a desperate team, having gone winless in three straight, thanks in part to a power play that has scored just one goal in the last eight games and currently ranks 30th in the League at 8.8 percent.

BLUE JACKETS
R.J. Umberger - Antoine Vermette - Rick Nash
Vinny Prospal - Derick Brassard - Mark Letestu
Derek Dorsett - Samuel Pahlsson - Cody Bass
Matt Calvert - Derek MacKenzie - Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin - James Wisniewski
Marc Methot - Grant Clitsome
John Moore - Kris Russell

Steve Mason will start in goal, with rookie Allen York backing him up.

Rookie Ryan Johansen will be a healthy scratch.

BLACKHAWKS
Viktor Stalberg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Daniel Carcillo - Patrick Kane - Patrick Sharp
Bryan Bickell- Marcus Kruger - Michael Frolik
Jamal Mayers - Andrew Brunette - Rostislav Olesz

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Nick Leddy
John Scott - Steve Montador

Corey Crawford will start in goal, with Ray Emery the backup.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK


Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild