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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. - Vince Lombardi

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Tonight, the Jets need lots of this...


And this...


And a few more wouldn't hurt.




Winnipeg Jets Lineup, as per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun:

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault - Mark Scheifele - Nikolaj Ehlers
Chris Thorburn - Adam Lowry - Drew Stafford
Nic Petan - Andrew Copp - Alexander Burmistrov

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien
Toby Enstrom - Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Micheal Hutchinson
Ondrej Pavelec

Nashville Predators Lineup, as per Brian Munz of TSN 1290:

Colin Wilson-Mike Fisher - James Neal
Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith
Mikka Salomaki - Calle Jarnkrok - Cody Hodgson
Gabriel Bourque - Colton Sissons - Auston Watson

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis
Barret Jackman - Seth Jones

Pekka Rinne
Marek Mazanec

Player to watch:

All Jets skaters.  Hanging your goaltender out to dry and allowing a season's full of breakaways in 2 games is no way to win. Pinching down low for offense is acceptable practice for the Jets, but should not be at the sake of a balanced defense in case of a return breakout by the opposing team. An opposing player who sneaks up behind the play into the neutral zone anticipating a pass certainly offsets any challenge the Jets defenders make in their offensive zone. It's also up to the offense to compensate the D by scaling back and offset any offensive challenging D man.  Avoiding bad penalties is another way the Jets can help out their goal tending tandem, by eliminating any odd man scenarios in their own end.  More? Shoot the lights out without literally shooting them out, as high and wide shots are killing secondary scoring.  Here's hoping the Jets can keep their feet moving from start to finish with all 18 skaters contributing.  When that happens, this happens.