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Game #3 Preview: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets

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The Jets return home to Winnipeg to face the Bruins.

A scene from the last Jets-Bruins meeting
A scene from the last Jets-Bruins meeting
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With both teams losing their second game the Bruins and Jets meet up to see who gets to be above .500. After a dismal offensive performance in Saturday's game, the Jets look to rebound tonight by scrambling with the lines. The Thorburn over Armia experiment appears to be over, at least with his performance in the last game.

With only 17 shots on goal last game, it's clear that the Jets need to step up their game if they want to win this year. Two other key problems going forward are the extensive use of Dustin Byfuglien, and the conundrum with Drew Stafford and where he fits in the line up. Stafford is a square peg and there's no good fit for him anywhere right now.

The Jets' best chance to pull out a win besides upping their shots, is to take advantage of the Bruins' early game weakness. The Bruins started down 2-0 and 3-1 against Columbus and Toronto respectively. The window for the Jets to take advantage is definitely open. Look for them to come out fast and hard tonight.

Lineups:

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand
Brad Marchand
David Backes
David Backes
David Pastrnak
David Pastrnak
Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner
David Krejci
David Krejci
Danton Heinen
Danton Heinen
Matt Beleskey
Matt Beleskey
Austin Czarnik
Austin Czarnik
Jimmy Hayes
Jimmy Hayes
Dominic Moore
Dominic Moore
Riley Nash
Riley Nash
Noel Acciari
Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
Brandon Carlo
Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug
Torey Krug
Rob O'Gara
Rob O'Gara
John-Michael Liles
John-Michael Liles
Colin Miller
Colin Miller


Tuukka RaskAnton Khudobin

Tuukka Rask Anton Khudobin


Winnipeg Jets:

Patrik Laine

Patrik Laine

Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele
Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers
Nikolaj Ehlers
Mathieu Perreault
Mathieu Perreault
Drew Stafford
Drew Stafford
Kyle Connor
Kyle Connor
Alex Burmistrov
Alex Burmistrov
Joel Armia
Joel Armia
Brandon Tanev
Brandon Tanev
Adam Lowry
Adam Lowry

Shawn Matthias
Shawn Matthias

Josh Morrissey
Josh Morrissey
Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom
Tobias Enstrom
Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart
Paul Postma
Paul Postma

Connor HellebuyckMichael Hutchinson
Connor Hellebuyck
Michael Hutchinson

Who to Hate Tonight:

Aside from the obvious in Brad Marchand, we have other fan favorites to hate like Zdeno Chara and David Backes.

Predictions:

Jets win 3-2.

Goals by Blake Wheeler, Kyle Connor, and Josh Morrissey.

Ready for tonight's game? Leave your predictions down in the comment section below!