Paul Maurice's post game presser after his team's loss against the Calgary Flames...
Somethings gotta give! The Winnipeg Jets (13-15-3), coming off a 6-2 loss against the Calgary Flames, have to regroup quickly if they hope to salvage at least 2 points off of this quick road trip out west. Goals by Ehlers and Trouba highlighted the Calgary game, as both players were due to score. However, the dreaded second period again proved costly as the Jets gave up 4 goals. Hutchinson was pulled from the net at the end of the second after giving up 3 goals at even strength and 1 on the power play, but it gave little boost to the club as Hellebuyck took over the remainder of the game. Of note, the line of Ehlers-Scheifele-Wheeler was a combined -9 in the game, and Byfuglien took 9 minutes in penalties.
Where, When and How
Edmonton's Rogers Place
Sunday, December 11th, 8:30pm CST
TV: TSN3, Sportsnet Oilers
Radio: TSN 1290, 630 CHED
Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup, as per the PoMo blender:
Power Play- 15.4%
Penalty Kill - 77.9%
*Morning skate for the Jets is highly unlikely due to back to back games. Burmistrov is on the trip, so he could be inserted into the lineup at the cost of another player, in order to inject some, well, something into the lineup.
Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers are coming off a 3-2 shoot out loss at the hands of the Minnesota Wild on Friday night, leaving them with a 14-11-5 record. The key to the Jets success against the Oilers is to shut down the offensive play of goal leader Draisaitl and points leader McDavid. That is easier said than done, and there are several other potential point producing weapons in Oilers' lineup that can get the job done if the aforementioned can't.
Edmonton Oilers Projected Lineup, as per Daily Face-off:
Power Play- 22.1%
Penalty Kill - 84.4%