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GDT: Winnipeg Jets at Columbus Blue Jackets

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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.

Line Ups

Winnipeg Jets

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

Ondrej Pavelec

Michael Hutchinson

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

Sergei Bobrovsky

Curtis McElhinney

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.