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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning

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.


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Winnipeg Jets Lineup:

Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Mathieu PerreaultMark ScheifeleNikolaj Ehlers

Alexander Burmistrov – Adam LowryDrew Stafford

Chris ThorburnAndrew CoppNic Petan

Toby EnstromDustin Byfuglien

Ben ChiarotTyler Myers

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Ondrej Pavelec

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Adam Pardy, Anthony Peluso, Paul Postma

Injured: Grant Clitsome (back)

Tampa Bay Lightning Lineup:

Jonathan DrouinSteven StamkosRyan Callahan

Ondrej Palat – Tyler Johnson – Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn – Valtteri Filppula – Erik Condra

J.T. Brown – Vladislav Namestnikov – Cedric Paquette

Victor Hedman – Anton Stralman

Matt Carle – Jason Garrison

Braydon Coburn – Andrej Sustr

Ben Bishop

Kevin Poulin

Scratched: J.T. BrownNikita Nesterov

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.