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WELCOME TO THIS EVENING'S OPEN THREAD
Shawn Matthias is in, Gregory Campbell (injured when blanked by Bryan Allen) is out in a swap of centers as the Cats continue adjusting to what's increasingly becoming one of those years.
Stephen Weiss and Nathan Horton both went scoreless on Monday, but center Dominic Moore broke through with his first two-goal effort as a Panther against the Oilers.
Tomas Vokoun (5-3-1 on the road this season) is 19-7-0-1 with three shutouts in 28 career games against the Blue Jackets. Haven't seen yet who's been announced as the starter, but with numbers like that, this coaching thing's pretty simple. Like utilizing your hottest goal scorer in the fifth round of a shootout.
On the Columbus front, a minor deal was swung yesterday which had the Jackets acquiring F Tomas Kana and D Brendan Bell from St. Louis for F Pascal Pelletier. Oh, and Rick Nash is 15th in league goal scoring (15g and 30 points). He's gonna be good one day.
Say hi to the gang at The Cannon (love the logo) and ask 'em if they have more appreciation for Kristian Huselius than this organization did.