After a short homestand that saw the Jets go 1-2-0, Winnipeg's hockey team travels to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets are the team the hockey Gods hate most. They have suffered through massive injury issues to start the season, at one point being without five of their top six forwards and their starting goalie, but they are slowly healing up and their Vezina winning tender is back in net. This game will be no cake walk.
Please note that this is one of those weird afternoon games and puck drop is set for 6:00pm. The game will be broadcast on TSN3 and can be heard on TSN 1290.
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane - Mathieu Perreault - Dustin Byfuglien
Adam Lowry - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik
Chris Thorburn - Jim Slater - Matt Halischuk
Tobias Enstrom - Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy - Paul Postma
Columbus Blue Jackets
Matt Calvert - Ryan Johansen - Jack Skille
Scott Hartnell - Boone Jenner - Nick Foligno
Brian Gibbons - Artem Anisimov - Cam Atkinson
Corey Tropp - Adam Cracknell - Jared Boll
Dalton Prout - Jack Johnson
Jordan Leopold - David Savard
Kevin Connauton - James Wisniewski
Player to Watch
Michael Hutchinson gets his first start in a week. Hutch has been riding hot and comes into this game riding a streak of four games without a regulation loss and his lone OT loss came in a relief appearance (he joined the game with the Jets down 3-0). Obviously, we should expect Hutchinson to sustain his current .948 save percentage, but the kid will need to remain strong if he wants to continue to earn a regular start.