The Jets are going with a mostly veteran lineup, as beset by injuries as they are. Patrice Cormier, Dustin Byfuglien, and Zach Bogosian are all still injured. Adam Lowry is the only kid playing tonight, although Paul Maurice hinted that Nikolaj Ehlers, Nic Petan, and Josh Morrissey will all see a few regular season games this year.
The game will be broadcast on TSN3 tonight and can be heard on TSN 1290.
Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Michael Frolik
Evander Kane-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Adam Lowry-Mathieu Perreault-Matt Halischuk
TJ Galiardi-Jim Slater-Anthony Peluso
Mark Stuart-Jacob Trouba
Tobias Enstrom-Paul Postma
Adam Pardy-Grant Clitsome
Jiri Hudler-Matt Stajan-Devin Setoguchi
Josh Jooris-Mikael Backlund-David Jones
Johnny Gaudreau-Joe Colborne-Mason Raymond
Brandon Bollig-Lance Bouma-Brian McGrattan
TJ Brodie-Raphael Diaz
Kris Russell-Deryk Engelland
Ladislav Smid-Dennis Wideman
One thing to look for:
The Scheifele line in the defensive zone. As good as that line should be offensively, they could be troublesome defensively and may need more sheltering. Look for the Little line to provide the help in zone starts for the sheltering to happen. Also watch how the fourth line does if more offensive zone starts go to the Scheifele line. Galiardi is a good fourth line guy, but Peluso gets filled in defensively when asked to play that role and Slater doesn't do much better.