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GDT: Jets. Flames. This Game Doesn't Matter. YAY!

The final game of the regular season is upon us and the Jets look forward to the playoffs. Today they take on a team that we owe a large debt of gratitude to for knocking off those ridiculous Kings and giving us a chance to cheer for a playoff team. Thank you Calgary!

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This is it, friends. The long, annoying, frustrating, exhilarating regular season is over at the end of this game. It has been a journey but folks, the Jets did it. There will be playoff hockey in Winnipeg.

This feat was accomplished by a lot of hard work and a lot of good players doing good things. While there were truly bad things out there on the ice, it doesn't matter much now since that was then and this is now.

As we head into this last game, be assured that my happy feels are extended beyond the Jets and to the Calgary Flames. The Flames have had one hell of a season and it's been tremendous for them to make it to the playoffs given what their last season looked like. Also, they knocked the Kings out thus securing the final wild card spot for our lovely Jets.

Thank you Jets.

Thank you Calgary.

Playoff hockey is so much fun, you guys. I can't wait.

Line Ups

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik

Drew Stafford - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Jiri Tlusty - Adam Lowry - Lee Stempniak

Matt Halischuk - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn

Dustin Byfuglien - Tyler Myers

Tobias Enstrom - Jacob Trouba

Mark Stuart - Adam Pardy

MIchael Hutchinson

Connor Hellebuyck

Calgary Flames

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler

Mason Raymond - Mikael Backlund - Joe Colborne

Michael Ferland - Matt Stajan - David Jones

Brandon Bollig - Markus Granlund - Josh Jooris

Kris Russell - Dennis Wideman

T.J. Brodie - Deryk Engelland

David Schlemko - Corey Potter

Jonas Hiller

Joni Ortio

Player to Watch

While he may not be the starting goaltender for the Jets, for me this game is all about possibly getting a glimpse of Connor Hellebuyck. You'd have to think that the possibility that Hutch is pulled to give Hellebuyck some time in net today is pretty high given the current playoff situation for the Jets. Come on, Maurice. Do this thing. For me? Please?