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Game Day Thread: Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim Ducks

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The Jets let the Ducks fly south with an extra point in a hate-filled game less than a week ago. Will a new face in goal make a difference? Can the Jets take fewer penalties? And why isn't Ilya Bryzgalov starting in goal for the Ducks?

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The Winnipeg Jets (15--9-6) take on the Anaheim Ducks (20-6-5) this evening in Winnipeg. The Jets, fresh off of a 4-3 shootout loss to the Avalanche in Colorado, have gathered at least one point in eight straight games dating back to November 25.  The Ducks, led by Ryan Getzlaf's 31 points in 30 games, enter this contest having won six games in a row.

Two good teams.  Two hot teams.  This should be a good one.

The game can be seen on Hockey Night in Canada.

Lineups

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Mathieu Perreault - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik

Chris Thorburn - Adam Lowry - Matt Halischuk

TJ Galiardi - Jim Slater - Anthony Peluso

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Adam Pardy - Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson

Ondrej Pavelec

Scratched: Julien Brouillette, Patrice Cormier

Suspended: Evander Kane

Injured: Zach Bogosian (lower body), Grant Clitsome (upper body), Tobias Enstrom (lower body)

Anaheim Ducks

Rene Bourque - Ryan Getzlaf - Devante Smith-Pellyy

Matt Belesky - Ryan Kesler - Kyle Palmieri

Andrew Cogliano - Rickard Rakell - Jakob Silfverberg

Patrick Maroon - Nate Thompson - Tim Jackman

Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy

Clayton Stoner - Sami Vatanen

Mark Fistric - Hampus Lindholm

Frederik Andersen

Jason  LaBarbera

Scratched: None

Injured: Corey Perry.

Who to Watch

With 2 goals and 6 assists in his last five games, Ryan Getzlaf.