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The Jets head to St. Louis for a Central Division showdown

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Coming off a 6-3 loss to the Oilers and back at full strength, the Jets begin a mini Central Division road trip against the St. Louis Blues tonight. On the first half of a back-to-back set, it looks like (but is not yet confirmed that) Michael Hutchinson will be the Jets’ starting goalie tonight. One other roster change to mention: Mathieu Perreault skated on a line with Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev at today’s morning skate, switching places with Marko Dano.

Meanwhile, the Blues have won three games in a row heading into this one and will also be starting their back up goaltender to give Jake Allen the night off. Carter Hutton (2-4-0, 891 SV%) has not had a strong start to the season, and may present a golden opportunity to steal a point or two.

Lineups:

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz - Paul Stastny - David Perron

Robby Fabbri - Alexander Steen - Vladimir Tarasenko

Dmitri Jaskin - Patrik Berglund - Nail Yakupov

Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk

Robert Bortuzzo - Colton Parayko

Carter Hutton

Jake Allen

Winnipeg Jets:

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Patrick Laine

Drew Stafford - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Matthieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev

Marko Dano - Andrew Copp - Chris Thorburn

Josh Morrissey - Dustin Byfuglien

Tobias Enstrom - Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot - Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson

Connor Hellebuyck

Where To Watch:

7:00 PM on TSN3 and TSN 1290

Player to Watch:

Michael Hutchinson. “Hutch” is sporting an .897 SV% heading into this contest, and (unsurprisingly) hasn’t started a game since the middle of November. He could use a strong start or two, and the coaching staff could likely use the confidence in their backup goaltender.

Predictions:

Jets win 4-2 on the back of solid outing from Michael Hutchinson (and a not-so-solid outing from Carter Hutton).