Time: 6:00 pm CST
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.
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)
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)
Jets take the loss in a close one.