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Game 1 Thread: Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks

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Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Channel: Sportsnet

Time: 9:30 pm CST

The Winnipeg Jets return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 to face the Western Conference winning Anaheim Ducks. The Jets are missing key forward Mathieu Perreault, but he has been skating with the team part-time since Tuesday. On the other hand, the Ducks are voluntarily scratching James Wisniewski for reasons that make no sense.

Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd/Bryan Little/Michael Frolik

Drew Stafford/Mark Scheifele/Blake Wheeler

Jiri Tlusty-Adam Lowry-Lee Stempniak

Chris Thorburn/Jim Slater/Matt Halischuk

Tobias Enstrom/Tyler Myers

Mark Stuart/Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot/Dustin Byfuglien

Ondrej Pavelec (starting)

Michael Hutchinson

Anaheim Ducks

Patrick Maroon/Ryan Getzlaf/Corey Perry

Matt Beleskey/Ryan Kesler/Kyle Palmieri

Andrew Cogliano/Rickard Rakell/Jakob Silfverberg

Emerson Etem/Christopher Wagner/Timothy Jackman

Hampus Lindholm/Francois Beauchemin

Cam Fowler/Simon Despres

Clayton Stoner/Sami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen (starting)

Jason Labarbera

Who to Watch

Patrick Maroon, who today compared the toughness of the playoffs to playing with a pork chop. I kid you not.

Prediction:

Jets drop game one and then Mathieu Perreault returns for game two and makes Bob Murray regret not keeping him.