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Game Day Hub: #CBJvsDET

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Bobrovsky Post Game

Jenner Post Game

Richards Post Game

Ryan Johansen Shoot-Out Goal

Boone Jenner Shoot-Out Goal

Sergei Bobrovsky Save on Zetterberg

ANALYSIS: Another scoreless frame between the Blue Jackets and Red Wings, but the second period was much more eventful than the first. Both teams traded chances and special teams were a major factor, as well, with the Blue Jackets getting three power play opportunities and the Red Wings one. Jimmy Howard and Sergei Bobrovsky are going save-for-save, but Howard has been the luckier of the two after Nick Foligno's point-blank chance rang off the right post and stayed out. Bobrovsky had to keep the Jackets in it early in the second, making three big stops before his teammates got their game going. Shots are 21-18 in favor of Detroit.

Sergei Bobrovsky Save on Nyquist

ANALYSIS: Not much happening in the first period here at Joe Louis Arena. Shots are 7-6 favoring Detroit but the Blue Jackets have played a solid, structured game through the opening 20 and didn't allow the Red Wings many quality chances aside from an early push by Detroit. Sergei Bobrovsky had to make a couple of quality stops early on, and later in the period, the Blue Jackets got some life after back-to-back shifts from the Dubinsky line and the Johansen line, who generated a few good looks at Jimmy Howard. They'll need another period of a similar ilk coming up in the second.

UPDATE (7:00 PM): Here's the Blue Jackets lineup for tonight's game...


And the defense pairs...


Fedor Tyutin Pregame

Jeremy Morin Pregame

Todd Richards Pregame

UPDATE (1:10 PM): According to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch, defenseman Jordan Leopold will be a healthy scratch tonight with Fedor Tyutin returning to action.

UPDATE (11:40 AM): Defenseman Fedor Tyutin has been activated off IR and forward Kerby Rychel was assigned to AHL Springfield. With that move, our own Jeff Rimer reports that Jeremy Morin will make his Blue Jackets' debut tonight skating with Nick Foligno and Brian Gibbons. Tyutin skated with Dalton Prout this morning.

UPDATE (11:30 AM): According to media reports in Detroit, Red Wings' head coach Mike Babcock announced that Justin Abdelkader and Danny Dekeyser will return to the lineup tonight for Detroit. Johan Franzen will not play tonight due to illness.

It's a Blue Jackets' game day in the Motor City!

The Jackets take their six-game winning streak on the road to Detroit to face off with the Red Wings, who are second in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference.

The Red Wings are proving doubters wrong once again this season, finding new ways to win games. They missed Pavel Datsyuk for considerable time earlier in the season due to injury, but now he's back at full strength and putting up goals and a scorching pace. The Red Wings hope to have a couple more contributors returning to the lineup against the Jackets, with Justin Abdelkader and Danny DeKeyser possibly ready to return as well. They'll be welcome additions for Detroit after three straight losses. Still, the Jackets will be looking to do something not many teams have been able to do this season - earn a regualtion win at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings are 11-3-4 at home this year.

Here's some other info to get you going on game day:

-Jeremy Morin skated with his new teammates for the first time at practice on Monday. Morin was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in exchange for defenseman Tim Erixon. Todd Richards would no commit to using Morin in Detroit.

- Fedor Tyutin took part in the skate Monday as well and his return to the lineup appears imminent. Richards said he's a possibility for the Detroit game, but if he isn't ready he would almost certainly play Thursday against Washington.

- Brandon Dubinsky and Jared Boll did not practice Monday, but Richards said he expected both to be ready to play Tuesday. If one is not available, it could open the door for Morin to make his debut.

-Boone Jenner's penalty shot goal against Pittsburgh was his fifth goal in six games. It's the best six-game scoring stretch of his young career.

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