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Winnipeg Jets Engage the New York Rangers

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There are six games left in the Winnipeg Jets 2015 season. They currently sit in a playoff spot, but they are far from safe. Nearly every game is a must win. That brings us to tonight's contest versus the New York Rangers.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 CST. That game can be seen on TSN3 and heard on TSN1290.

Keys to the Game

Winnipeg Jets

PP all over em. Despite early season struggles, the Winnipeg Jets have a strong powerplay unit. They have converted on 19% of their powerplay opportunities this year. This is the 11th best percentage in the league. The powerplay had a strong showing vs the Blackhawks - no doubt revitalized by the return of Dustin Byfuglien and Mathieu Perreault - the Jets need to keep this rolling.

Holy moly, we need a goalie. This isn't an indictment of either Winnipeg Jets goalie, just a statement of need. The New York Rangers have received strong goaltending all year - among the best in the league. The Jets haven't fared poorly in this regard, but they will need thier goalies to be at their best in this outing.

A glass heal. Tanner Glass remains really, really, really, really, bad. By most ever measure Glass remains the worst player on this team and among the worst in the league. He is anti-possession and consistently leads to a negative goal differential. Take advantage of this and beat up an otherwise deep team while Glass is on the ice.

New York Rangers

Score own goals. If the Rangers score multiple own goals, I will be very happy. I highly recommend they do this.

Be generally bad. If scoring own-goals ain't your thing, how about you just mail it in and suck a little bit for the whole damn game. The Jets are a better possession team anyways. You won't have to try that hard. Just do it.

Go away - after you lose.

Player to Boo Mercilessly

Rick Nash - Bash Rick Nash

Prediction

Jets 3

Rangers 1