The Columbus Blue Jackets may have the worst record in the NHL but they haven't been playing like it of late. Columbus has won three of their last four games and will host the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday evening after beating the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on the road on Saturday night.
The Blue Jackets had lost six-straight game before breaking through to beat the Ducks nine days ago in Anaheim before sweeping a home-and-home series over the struggling Minnesota Wild. Goaltender Steve Mason filled in nicely for a Curtis Sanford (strained back), making 34 saves to secure the win over the Wild on Saturday and should be defending the net against the Ducks.
The Ducks are playing the second of eight-straight road games which started with a 2-1 shootout loss at Detroit on Friday night. Jonas Hiller held the Red Wings to one goal in regulation, stopping 23 shots in the game. As usual, right winger Teemu Selanne will require plenty of attention from the Columbus defense, although the veteran has just one assist and no goals in Anaheim's last three games.