The Winnipeg Jets (4-5-1 again!!!) will play under the bright lights at MSG tonight as they take on the New York Rangers (5-4-0) in their third game of a four-game swing. A win tonight will ensure a minimum 5-points on the roadie, which would certainly be deemed a success, and would take the pressure off of their visit to the Madhouse on Madison in Chicago tomorrow in the back-to-back situation.
The game will be broadcast on Sportsnet West (MTS 171/1171, Shaw 47/223).
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik
Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Dustin Byfuglien (why???)
- Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome - Paul Postma
Ondrej Pavelec (confirmed starting)
Scratches: Adam Pardy, Matt Halischuk, Patrice Cormier
Injuries: Anthony Peluso
New York Rangers
Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider - Martin St. Louis - Anthony Duclair
Carl Hagelin- Dominic Moore - Lee Stempniak
- Chris Mueller - Tanner Glass
Ryan McDonagh - Marc Staal
Kevin Klein - Dan Girardi
Mike Kostka - Matt Hunwick
Henrik Lundqvist (confirmed starting)
Scratches: Ryan Malone and John Moore (suspended)
Injuries: Derek Stepan and Dan Boyle
Players to Watch
Chris Thorburn and Tanner Glass, as the two former GST members take to the ice as foes and perhaps will fight to establish who's the worse fighter...
For real, though, lets go with Rick Nash and Mark Scheifele. One has scored a goal per game and one hasn't. I'm betting one of them lights the lamp tonight, and hopefully it's "Fefe" for a change.