After a dissapointing loss of a point to division rivals on Saturday night, the Winnipeg Jets once again face off against a Southeast division opponent: the Carolina Hurricanes.
As mentioned, the Jets are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers, a game in which they dominated for almost every second, but were denied 41 out of 44 times by Florida goalie Scott Clemmensen. They also fell victim to their own mistakes, as the Jets continuously gave up big pizzas, or turnovers that would cost them and result in goals against. Victories can be hard to come by when you work against yourself.
The Canes are coming off a 2-1 OT loss at the hands of the Islanders in a battle of Eastern conference cellar dwellers.
Keys to the game, Player Numbers and Lineups coming at you after THE JUMP
Keys to the Game:
- Outscore the opposition
- Minimize turnovers and sloppy play
- Traffic in front and pouncing on rebounds. 44 shots should result in more than 3 goals.
Jets (GP 48 22-20-6 50 PTS)
#50 Chris Mason
Sending in the Hurricane Hunter Stone Mason seems logical.
Hurricane (GP 50, 17-24-9 43 PTS)
#30 Cam Ward
Player to boo mercilessly: Eric Staal. He was good once.
Prediction: Winnipeg 3-2 Carolina. Jets prevail in a game that will be closer than it should be