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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Washington Capitals

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There's nothing better than Saturday morning cartoons, bowlfuls of sugary cereal, followed by the Winnipeg Jets hosting the Washington Capitals in a early Saturday afternoon showdown!

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Thud!  That is the noise of the Toronto's Maple Leaf's Garrett Sparks coming back down to earth after the 6-1 drubbing at the hands of the Winnipeg Jets, who were more than happy to spoil the party as they opened the offensive flood gates and gained back some much needed confidence. After a few practice days and a talent showcase evening, the Jets are ready to face off against the Washington Capitals, who are cruising with their own hot goaltender in Braden Holtby.  The Caps have won 6 straight and most recently beat the Montreal Canadiens.  It's going to be a tough test for the Jets.

TV:

2 pm CST, CSN, SN, TSN1290

Because of the early 2 pm CST start, there will be no game day skate.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:

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

Connor Hellebuyck

Micheal Hutchinson

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Washington Capitals Lineup:

Alex OvechkinNicklas Backstrom - TJ Oshie

Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams

Jason ChimeraJay BeagleAndre Burakovsky

Brooks Laich - Micheal Latta - Tom Wilson

John CarlsonNate Schmidt

Matt Niskanen - Karl Alzner

Taylor ChorneyDmitry Orlov

Braden Holtby

Philipp Grubauer

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Player to watch:

Connor Hellebuyck is the Jet's own hot goaltender, and he's facing a big test in the Capitals.

Prediction:

The Winnipeg Jets squeak out a 3-2 win in extra fun!   Lowry and Copp scoring the two goals with Scheifele winning it in overtime.

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