Gameday Journal presented by Monarch Homes: Game 20 — Blue Jackets vs. Senators
11:15 AM: Here are tonight's projected lineups for the Sens and Blue Jackets...
MacArthur - Turris - Ryan
Michalek - Spezza - Conacher
Greening - Smith - Neil
Condra - Grant - Zibanejad
Methot - Karlsson
Phillips - Borowiecki
Cowen - Gryba
Columbus Blue Jackets
Umberger - Johansen - Foligno
Jenner - Dubinsky- Atkinson
MacKenzie - Anisimov- Comeau
Chaput - Letestu - Boll
Johnson - Tyutin
Murray - Wisniewski
Nikitin - Savard
11:00 AM: Here's what Paul MacLean had to say ahead of this afternoon's game...
On the lineup:
On Bobby Ryan having the green light:
To the best of my knowledge at this time of day, yes…he should be playing.
On the last Columbus matchup:
We won. We were on the road, it was a good game for us. I thought we played a real consistent game and we came home. We didn't play real good against Philadelphia obviously but we want to build on the Boston game and come here and really play well for 60 minutes.
9:30 AM: The Ottawa Senators will look to keep their momentum going forward when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets this afternoon in Ottawa.
The Sens are coming off of a solid 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins which moved their record for the month of November to 4-1-2. Today's matchup between the Blue Jackets and Sens will be their second in 12 days with Ottawa taking the first by a 4-1 score.
The Blue Jackets have struggled to this point in the season and find themselves in the bottom of the Metropolitan Division through 19 games. To this point they have put together a 6-10-3 record, which includes a 2-4-2 mark away from home.
Paul MacLean will address the media at 10:30 AM ahead of the 1:30 PM puck drop and I'll have plenty of updates to follow including, but not limited to, lineup changes, players' thoughts on tonight's game, Sens TV updates, Instagram goodness and more.
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