March 26, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) battle for the puck in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 7-2 clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
The Columbus Blue Jackets were hammered 7-2 in Detroit by the Red Wings on Monday, they'll get their chance for revenge as the teams meet again Wednesday night.
Monday was a forgettable night for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they headed to Michigan to meet the Detroit Red Wings and were slaughtered to the tune of 7-2. The Wings had four goals only ten minutes into the match and never looked back, clinching a playoff berth for themselves in style.
Columbus won't have a much easier time on Wednesday as the Wings continue to get more players back from injury. They already boasted Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk in Monday's game and could get Johan Franzen back Wednesday. Columbus do have the advantage of being the home team this time around, Detroit have been mediocre at best on the road so far in 2012 and in the month of March in particular. Their six road game losing streak is the longest for themselves in a while, and the Wings haven't lost seven in a row on the road since 1986.
The game will be at Nationwide Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.