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Jackets Attempt to End Winless Skid in Music City Tonight

by Jeff Rimer / Columbus Blue Jackets

March 20

The Blue Jackets, after a "feel good" come from behind victory over the Minnesota Wild at Nationwide Arena last night, look to end almost four years of futility here in Nashville tonight. The Jackets do not need to be reminded that their last win in the Predators home, which has had more name changes than anyone in witness protection, was back on April 3, 2006!

The Jackets are 0-9-4 in this building, including two shootout losses in their previous visits to Music City this season. It's time for the CBJ to change their tune and there is hope with last night's win and the third period comeback in particular, they can keep the momentum going. The guys feel real good about themselves right now and are hoping in translates into a victory here tonight.

Steve Mason gets the start for the Blue Jackets this evening. It's likely the Jackets will have yet another player make his NHL debut tonight. Trevor Frishmon is on emergency recall from Syracuse and will likely take either Derek Dorsett or Andrew Murray's spot in the lineup tonight. Both players were banged up in last night's win, although Murray told me this morning he was feeling much better. Coach Claude Noel says he won't know for certain who sits out tonight until the pre-game skate, but I think there's a good chance it'll be Dorsett,

In summing up last night's win Noel was quick to praise the effort of Captain Rick Nash saying the Jackets power forward "took charge in the third."

Tonight's telecast is in HD beginning at 7:30 p.m. with Blue Jackets Live with Ray Crawford. The opening faceoff on FOX Sports Ohio is 8 p.m.

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