Today, the Winnipeg Jets open their regular season of NHL hockey with a road game versus the Boston Bruins. Today's game will be the first NHL action for a pair of young Nic (Nik)s and just the second game for another young forward in Andrew Copp.
Winnipeg Jets Lineup:
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault -Mark Scheifele - Nikolaj Ehlers
Alex Burmistrov - Adam Lowry - Drew Stafford
Nicolas Petan - Andrew Copp - Chris Thorburn
Tobias Enstrom - Tyler Meyers
Dustin Byfuglien - Ben Chairot
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba
Boston Bruins Lineup Notes:
Chara is missing.
Players to Watch:
All eyes will be on Nic Petan and Nik Ehlers. The Winnipeg Jets' two young rookies have made the team, but they haven't solidified a long term stay as of yet. Nic Ehlers has to prove he belongs in the NHL over the next nine games and Nic Petan has to prove that staying up with team big club is better for his development than a tour with the Manitoba Moose.