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Game #25 GDT: New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets

Bryan Little returns to a lineup looking to keep the momentum going

Colorado Avalanche v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images

Winnipeg Jets fans breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday, as the team marked the start of its homestand by snapping a five-game losing streak. It’s now incumbent on the squad to keep the good times rolling, this time against the New Jersey Devils.

Luckily, the home side has reinforcements coming in the form of Bryan Little. The 29-year-old may have been supplanted as Winnipeg’s 1C by Mark Scheifele, but his steady two-way play has been missed nonetheless. Little’s return also comes in the nic (**wink wink**) of time, as Nic Petan has been placed on injured reserve.

Connor Hellebuyck starts once more, after a terrific 42-save performance against the Nashville Predators. What many (if not most) Jets fans hoped for has finally come to pass: the net is Hellebuyck’s. His numbers are steadily climbing after a rough start to the season, and the 23-year-old currently owns a .915 Sv%. It's a number matching that of his rival tonight, Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, so it can't be that bad, right?

On the other side, New Jersey's 10-6-5 puts them right in the thick of things so far as the standings are concerned. Fortunately for Winnipeg, that record is mostly built upon a 7-0-2 line at home, vs. a thoroughly less impressive 3-6-3 on the road. If there's a Devils player the Jets will have to watch, it's forward Mike Cammalleri. Since missing six games for personal reasons, the 5'9" veteran has posted eight points in three games. Yes, three. Stick to him like glue, Trouba!

When, Where & How

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:00 p.m. CT, MTS Centre
Radio: TSN 1290

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikolaj Ehlers Mark Scheifele Patrik Laine
Blake Wheeler Bryan Little Drew Stafford
Brandon Tanev Adam Lowry Marko Dano
Kyle Connor Andrew Copp Chris Thorburn
Left Defence
Right Defence
Ben Chiarot Dustin Byfuglien
Josh Morrissey Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart Paul Postma
Connor Hellebuyck
Michael Hutchinson

New Jersey Devils Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Mike Cammalleri Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
PA Parenteau Adam Henrique Devante Smith-Pelly
Sergey Kalinin Pavel Zacha Nick Lappin
Miles Wood Vernon Fiddler Jon Merrill
Left Defence
Right Defence
Andy Greene Damon Severson
Yohann Auvitu Ben Lovejoy
John Moore Kyle Quincey
Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid