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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals

"To be honest, I'm scared to death of roller coaster rides.". - Liam Neeson

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Oh my!  The Jets are certainly on a roller coaster of a season.  Up one moment and down the next.  You know one person that probably hates roller coasters, beside the aforementioned quote's author?  Paul Maurice.  Kevin Cheveldayoff likely hates them too!  In a game that saw the Jets dominate in possession time, the Jets fell to the valley dwelling Colorado Avalanche.  How did that happen?  Here was a team that was on the upward swing...A team that won their previous 2.  A hockey season certainly has it's ups and downs, and this one is not for the faint of heart.


The Jets next opponent are the Washington Capitals, who are in a bit of a struggle themselves lately.  A 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night was a bit of a letdown, given the amount of firepower on that team.  Yeah, they won the game, but by the slimmest of margins.  Can the Winnipeg Jets catch the Capitals on the downward swing  to gain momentum themselves?  Let's find out.


6 pm CST, CSN-DC, TSN 3, TSN 1290

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

Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Mathieu PerreaultMark ScheifeleDrew Stafford

Nikolaj EhlersAlexander BurmistrovChris Thorburn

Adam LowryAndrew CoppAnthony Peluso

Toby EnstromTyler Myers

Adam PardyDustin Byfuglien

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Micheal Hutchinson

Connor Hellebuyck


Washington Capitals Lineup:

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - TJ Oshie

Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams

Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Andre Burakovsky

Brooks Laich - Micheal Latta - Tom Wilson

John Carlson - Nate Schmidt

Matt Niskanen - Karl Alzner

Taylor Chorney - Dmitry Orlov

Braden Holtby

Philipp Grubauer


Player to watch:

Nikolaj Ehlers was pretty quiet in Monday night's game, and hasn't scored it what seems like an eternity.  Is the word out about how to defend against his twists and turns?  What can the wonderkid do to turn it around?



The Winnipeg Jets' loss the other night was simply a mere bump in the track...uh, road, and the Jets pull out a victory against the Caps 4-2.  Ladd, Wheeler, Stafford and Ehlers punch the ticket!