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CBJ G60 @ Chicago Blackhawks

March 2, 2024, 8:30 PM ET [1 Comments]
Zak MacMillan
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The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off March Madness with a road game against the Chicago Blackhawks in their second and final meeting of the season. Puckdrop is at 8pm.

The Blackhawks and Blue Jackets sit at the bottom of the conference standings, where the Hawks are last in the league. Chicago is looking to get their second straight first overall pick in the 2024 Draft.

They are locking veterans up for big money short term deals including former captain Nick Foligno.

Both terms are selling. Columbus is off back to back losses, yet Alex Nyalnder got hit first points with the crew. Wins are a must before more selling off continues. 6 days til deadline.

Elvis v Soderblom

Projected Lineups

Chicago Blackhawks

Ryan Donato -- Connor Bedard -- Phillip Kurashev
Colin Blackwell -- Jason Dickinson -- Joey Anderson
Nick Foligno -- Tyler Johnson -- Taylor Raddysh
Boris Katchouk -- Anthony Beauvillier -- Reese Johnson

Alex Vlasic -- Seth Jones
Kevin Korchinski -- Jaycob Megna
Isaak Phillips -- Louis Crevier

Arvid Soderblom
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Zach Sanford, Jarred Tinordi, MacKenzie Entwistle

Injured: Andreas Athanasiou (groin), Connor Murphy (lower body)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Johnny Gaudreau -- Boone Jenner -- Jack Roslovic
Yegor Chinakhov -- Dmitri Voronkov -- Kirill Marchenko
Alexandre Texier -- Cole Sillinger -- Alex Nylander
Justin Danforth -- Sean Kuraly -- Mathieu Olivier


Zach Werenski -- Adam Boqvist
Ivan Provorov -- Damon Severson
Jake Bean -- Erik Gudbranson


Elvis Merzlikins
Daniil Tarasov

Scratched: Andrew Peeke

Injured: Adam Fantilli (calf), Patrik Laine (upper body), Kent Johnson (upper body)

Players to Watch


Chicago — Seth Jones — the former Blue Jacket. Easy choice.

Columbus — Zach Werenski — the former Jones’ defense partner


Predicted Final Score

CHI - 2

CBJ - 3
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