The Winnipeg Jets (1-2-0) finally return to the ice tonight, having last played five nights ago in Los Angeles, with their home opener versus the Nashville Predators (2-0-1) at 7 p.m. (CT). The Jets will be looking to get back in the win column after dropping a pair in California following their season-opening win in Arizona.
The game is being broadcast on TSN3 (MTS channel 22, Shaw 238) and FS-TN (Fox Sports Tennessee?).
Dustin Byfuglien - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik
Adam Lowry - Mathieu Perreault -
- Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Zach Bogosian
Adam Pardy - Paul Postma
Ondrej Pavelec (confirmed starting)
Scratches: Grant Clitsome, Matt Halischuk
Injuries: Evander Kane
Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - James Neal
Viktor Stalberg - Derek Roy - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - Olli Jokinen
- Paul Gaustad - Eric Nystrom
Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Anton Volchenkov - Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis
Pekka Rinne (confirmed starting)
Scratches: Victor Bartley, Taylor Beck and Rich Clune
Players to Watch
So I wrote a piece a few years ago that some people took (and still continue to take) issue with titled "The Winnipeg Jets may regret drafting Jacob Trouba". The crux of the piece is that while I was okay with the Trouba pick, I was incredibly high on Filip Forsberg and couldn't believe that he fell to us and that we passed on him.
Well, Trouba and Forsberg will be going head-to-head for the first time tonight. Should be interesting to see how the two do, as each are taking big roles with their respective teams.