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GDT: Winnipeg Jets at the Detroit Red Wings

Canada has annexed Detroit for the evening as the Red Wings are the non-Canadian team playing on Hockey Day in Canada this year.

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Time: 6:00 pm CST

Channel: CITY

Announcers: Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson

The Winnipeg Jets have sputtered into the Motor City and are looking to get off the snide with a strong possession game and some strong goaltending. The task is tall though as the Detroit Red Wings are one of the top teams in the East and a plus possession team to boot.

The Jets are playing their best lineup based on who is healthy and with the team. Although Chris Thorburn is still on the third line, the Jets are short one top 9 winger and there are few options beyond bad fourth liner. Until the kids are available to play in the NHL or Kevin Cheveldayoff gets some help of the wing, this is what the Jets have.

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd/Bryan Little/Blake Wheeler

Mathieu Perrealt/Mark Scheifele/Drew Stafford

Michael Frolik/Adam Lowry/Chris Thorburn

TJ Galiardi/Jim Slater/Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom/Tyler Myers

Ben Chiarot/Dustin Byfuglien

Mark Stuart/Jacob Trouba

Michael Hutchinson (starting)

Ondrej Pavelec

Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist/Henrik Zetterberg/Justin Abdelkader

Tomas Tatar/Pavel Datsyuk/Darren Helm

Luke Glendening/Riley Sheahan/Tomas Jurco

Stephen Weiss/Joakim Andersson/Drew Miller

Niklas Kronwall/Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey/Danny DeKeyser

Brendan Smith/Alexey Marchenko

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Petr Mrazek


Jets take the loss in a close one.