The Winnipeg Jets face their second divisional opponent in two days. After droppibg a close one to the Nashville Predators, Winnipeg's Jets face the Minnesota Wild. The Central division standings are tightly contested. Picking up points in these divisional games is critical for both teams.
The game will be broadcast on TSN3 and FS-N.
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik
Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Dustin Byfuglien
Matt Halischuk - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom - Zach Bogosian
Adam Pardy - Paul Postma
Scratches: Grant Clitsome, T.J. Galiardi, Anthony Peluso
Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Jason Pominville
Nino Niederreiter - Mikael Granlund - Charlie Coyle
Jason Zucker - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine
- Erik Haula - Ryan Carter
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Keith Ballard - Nate Prosser
Justin Falk - Mathew Dumba
Scratches: Marco Scandella, Jordan Schroeder
Injuries: Jonas Brodin and Matt Cooke
Player to Watch
Goaltending will be an obvious focal point for fans and media alike, as Ondrej Pavelec is back between the pipes about 19 hours after last night's game finished. Pav, like most all other goalies, has struggled with big let downs in the second night of back to back games. Despite this, the coaching staff will be going with Pavelec and they actually made a plan for this to happen.
Pavelec isn't damned to repeat history, but the history is what it is for a reason. No matter the outcome, the decision to start Ondrej is something that should be discussed and scrutinized. It's a puzzling one.