Coming off a disappointing loss against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday afternoon, the Jets took a few days to reflect, heal up a few bumps and bruises, and get back to basics. Tonight's opponents are the Tampa Bay Lightning, and they are no slouches as Steve Stamkos & Co. are a dangerous squad, made even tougher with Victor Hedman back on the blue line. Here's hoping the Jets can stop these buccaneers from stealing two points tonight.
Winnipeg Jets Lineup:
Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault – Mark Scheifele – Nikolaj Ehlers
Alexander Burmistrov – Adam Lowry – Drew Stafford
Chris Thorburn – Andrew Copp – Nic Petan
Toby Enstrom – Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot – Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart – Jacob Trouba
Scratched: Adam Pardy, Anthony Peluso, Paul Postma
Injured: Grant Clitsome (back)
Tampa Bay Lightning Lineup:
Matt Carle – Jason Garrison
Injured: Andrei Vasilevskiy (blood clot)
Player to watch:
Nic Petan is going to want to prove to the coaching staff of the Winnipeg Jets that he should play in every Jets game. After being scratched in the last game against the St. Louis Blues for Anthony "The Pugilist" Peluso, it was felt that the decision was a poor one, as the Jets gave the Blues two points. "Brawn over brains" was the reasoning to sit Petan. Hindsight is 20/20, and if Nic can play a good "brains over brawn" game, he'll just solidify his chance of being a regular for the rest of the season.