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Winnipeg Jets take on the New York Rangers

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Winnipeg Jets visit the Rangers at MSG

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The Jets are coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss against the New York Islanders on Monday afternoon, and are looking to redeem themselves against a strong New York Rangers squad on Tuesday night.  Penalty trouble along with what seemed to be a lack luster effort resulted in the Jets having to play catch up for the majority of the game.  If it wasn't for Ondrej Pavelec's strong play in turning away 40 plus shots, the score could have been a lot worse.  The Rangers on the other hand, are coming off a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.  Strong play and goal scoring by rookie Oscar Lindberg has given the Rangers a needed offensive presence.  Here's hoping the Jets shake it off and give the Rangers a run for their money.

Keys to the Game

Winnipeg Jets

By keeping their feet moving and staying out the penalty box, the Jets will always have a chance. Nikolaj Ehlers is a prime example of this philosophy.  He's an exemplary player who's is going to score a bunch in this league. Once they start going in for him, they will go in in droves. Nic Petan jumped up and down the lineup against the Islanders, being the go to guy for Paul Maurice. The energy and game smarts he brings gives the Jets added dimensions.  Mark Scheifele's work ethic is apparent.  He's bigger with a blazing quick wrister that has fooled the opposing goalies three times so far this year.  Here's hoping these three players keep the pace.

New York Rangers

Oscar Lindberg has been a scoring machine as of late.  He already has 4 goals in the season, and the forward has been a big reason for the Rangers success at the beginning of the season.  Viktor Stahlberg and Henrik Lundqvist have also been strong players so far too.  All three made up the three star selections against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Player to Boo Mercilessly

Any player with the last name Girardi, Klein, Miller, Hayes, Glass, Brassard, Stall, Fast,  Kreider, Stepan, Boyle, Lindberg, Stalberg, Stoll, McDonagh, Moore, Zuccarello, Nash, Yandle,  Raanta, and Lundqvist.

Prediction

Jets 2-1.  Ehlers breaks thru the scoring glass ceiling with 2 beauties.