Mostly pleased with his club's play in a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Tuesday Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said he'd dress the players at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Jackets play the Montreal Canadiens in Bell Centre.

Same players yes. Same lineup no.

The Blue Jackets will align slightly differently tonight hoping to stop a two-game losing streak before it turns into something more worrisome.

The big move is that Artem Anisimov is moving from center to left wing joining the No. 2 line with Ryan Johansen at center and R.J. Umberger at right wing. Anisimov has one goal no assists and a minus-2 rating in five games. He's been drifting.

"Yeah trying to get Arty going" Richards said. "We're trying to get other opportunities for other people to create offense. Just trying some different things."

The Blue Jackets haven't played badly the last two games - a 3-1 loss to Boston at home and a 2-1 loss to Detroit in the Jow -- but they haven't scored a 5-on-5 goal in either game. They haven't scored one in seven periods actually. They've scored only seven all season and four of them came against Buffalo.

Right now the Blue Jackets are salesmen who can't quite make a sale.

"We have to be harder at the front of their net; we have to make it more difficult on goalies create that scrum" Richards said. "Sometimes we're looking for that extra pass that pretty play. 5-on-5 we have have the mentality of getting to the net and getting pucks to the net so it can go in off a skate or a leg. If we create a pile maybe a puck pops loose. We could use a goal that way."

Anisimov is taking the space filled by Blake Comeau vs. the Red Wings. Tonight Comeau is on the fourth line with left wing Boone Jenner and center Mark Letestu.