Avalanche vs Jets coverageIn an afternoon matinee, the Winnipeg Jets are talking on the Colorado Avalanche to see who will not be last in ConferenceIII. The Jets are coming off of a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where they outshot the Lightning significantly, but lost the neutral zone/2 on 1 battle handily. As you will.
The game is on TSN3.
Andrew Ladd/Bryan Little/Michael Frolik
Mattheiu Perreault/Mark Scheifele/Blake Wheeler
Chris Thorburn/Adam Lowry/Dustin Byfuglien
TJ Galiardi/Jim Slater/Matt Halischuk
Tobias Enstrom/Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart/Jacob Trouba
Paul Postma/Grant Clitsome
Gabriel Landeskog/Nathan MacKinnon/Ryan O'Reilly
Alex Tanguay/Matt Duchene/Jarome Iginla
Jamie McGinn/John Mitchell/Maxime Talbot
Cody McLeod/Daniel Briere/Marc-Andre Cliche
Tyson Barrie/Brad Stuart
Erik Johnson/Jan Hejda
Nick Holden/Zach Redmond
What to Watch for:
The fourth lines ice time outside of the penalty kill. They have been barely playing and a non-existent fourth line can render your top 9 tired. They should be able to give a team about 10 minutes of reliable hockey. Mind you, a fourth line of Thorburn/Slater/Halischuk may find this hard. Patrice Cormier was called up and may draw in but who knows.
Player to Boo Mercilessly:
Semyon Varlamov, for many reasons. But mainly because I just don't like him.