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.
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)
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)
Who to Watch
Patrick Maroon, who today compared the toughness of the playoffs to playing with a pork chop. I kid you not.
Jets drop game one and then Mathieu Perreault returns for game two and makes Bob Murray regret not keeping him.