The Detroit Red Wings travel for the final time in the 2017-18 season on Tuesday night to face the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.
It has been a long road on the road and it all comes to a close against the Blue Jackets. The Red Wings have posted a record of 14-23-3 away from home this season and are 0-1-1 against the Blue Jackets.
Entering Tuesday, the Red Wings will be coming off of a fantastic finish to the week with three consecutive victories. Scoring a combined 13 goals during this stretch has been the highlight.
The Blue Jackets have all but secured a spot in the postseason, they are in need of three points this week to do so and are only two points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Metropolitan Division for second place. This is a very mportant game for them and they should be all in for two points in this one.
At home, the Blue Jackets have been among the Eastern Conference’s best with a record of 25-12-2.
If the Blue Jackets want to win this one they will have to do so without defensemen Markus Nutivaara who is out with injury. Additionally, a few players were not a part of Monday’s skate including Artemi Panarain.
Panarin leads the Blue Jackets in points with 77 points in 79 games played. He also leads the way in goal-scoring with 26 goals. Cam Atkinson is second on the team in goal scoring with 21 goals in 63 appearances.
In net, Sergei Bobrovsky has been the no.1 option in net for the Blue Jackets. He has a record of 36-22-5 and a 2.36 goals against average.
Dylan Larkin has been racking up the points during the Red Wings winning streak he has five points in his last three games.
Jimmy Howard picked up his first shutout of the season on Saturday in a 2-0 win over the Ottawa Senators. He has started in every game during this three-game streak.
How to Watch
When: Tuesday, April 2-7:00 p.m. (EST)
Where: Nationwide Arena-Columbus, Ohio
How to Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Ohio
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go