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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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A few days rest will hopefully bring out the best in the Winnipeg Jets, as they now face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a Wednesday night hockey showdown.

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Thankfully, November only has 30 days.  The month wasn't very nice to the Winnipeg Jets, as they closed out the month losing to the Colorado Avalanche and going 1-2 on a 3 game road trip.  After a few days rest to heal the bumps and bruises of a a grinding road schedule, the Jets now turn and face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the confines of the MTS Centre.  The Leafs are coming off a win against a struggling Edmonton Oilers franchise, but more importantly, it gave their rookie goaltender a night he'll never soon forget.

TV:

6:30 pm CST, SN, TSN 1290

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:

Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Mathieu PerreaultMark ScheifeleDrew Stafford

Nikolaj EhlersAlexander BurmistrovChris Thorburn

Adam LowryAndrew CoppAnthony Peluso

Toby EnstromTyler Myers

Ben Chariot - Dustin Byfuglien

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Connor Hellebuyck

Micheal Hutchinson

Toronto Maple Leafs Lineup:

James van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov

Shawn Matthias - Tyler Bozak - P.A. Parenteau

Daniel Winnik - Nick Spaling - Micheal Grabner

Peter Holland - Byron Froese - Brad Boyes

Jake Gardiner - Dion Phaneuf

Matt Hunwick - Morgan Rielly

Martin Marincin - Roman Polak

Garrett Sparks

James Reimer

Player to Watch:

Ben Chariot has returned to the lineup after a few games observing in the press box.  Can he give the Jets a much needed steady presence on the blue line? Also keep an eye out for the two goaltenders in this one as Connor Hellbuyck will start for the Jets, while the Leafs counter with Garrett Sparks, both of which are starting in only their second NHL games.

Prediction:

The Winnipeg Jets turn the tide and win 6-2.  Little, Scheifele, Burmistrov with 2, Lowry with 2.