The Jets were looking to suck the air out of the Calgary Saddledome on Wednesday night by defeating the Calagary Flames. Instead, they added fuel to the fire as Calgary downed the Jets 4-1. Coach PoMo was not a happy camper after the game, citing a "few miscalculations on the ice as the reasons for the defensive breakdowns" (also known as bonehead plays). Well, onwards and upwards as they say in Jets land, as the team returned to Winnipeg and started preparing for the Return of the the Ladd...Andrew Ladd that is, as the Winnipeg Jets welcome the Chicago Blackhawks for a Friday night engagement. The Hawks have not been playing good hockey as of late, as they've dropped the past 3 games in losses to Dallas, L.A. and Philly. Coach Q has shaken up the lines to try and spur some offense from his squad. Sounds familiar, doesn't it, Jets faithful?
The Buff and Ladd thing is all in good fun, of course!
CHI (41-24-6) WPG (29-36-5)
7pm CST, TSN3, NHLN-US, CSN-CH, TSN1290, WGN720
Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:
Drew Stafford - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Marco Dano - Alexander Burmistrov - Mathieu Perreault
Adam Lowry - Nic Petan - Scott Kosmachuk
Chris Thorburn - Andrew Copp - Matt Halischuk
Dustin Byfuglien - Jacob Trouba
Tyler Myers - Toby Enstrom
Ben Chariot - Paul Postma
*JC Lipon was injured during the Flames game as he was seen leaving the Saddledome with his arm in a sling. As a result, Nic Petan has been recalled and will return to the lineup for tonight's game.
Chicago Blackhawks Projected Lineup:
Andrew Ladd- Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Artemi Panarin - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
Tomas Fleischmann - Andrew Shaw - Dale Weise
Richard Panik - Andrew Desjardins - Dennis Rasmussen
Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Trevor Van Riemsdyk - Brent Seabrook
Erik Gustafsson- Michal Rozsival
Player to boo, jeer and sneer at (or cheer to your heart's content):
Andrew Ladd makes his return.
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Did the Winnipeg Jets let down Andrew Ladd - Winnipeg Sun
Maurice gives injury updates on Armia, Stuart, and Ehlers, and chats about Ladd's return to Winnipeg.https://t.co/C83RM8DnIJ— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) March 18, 2016
Ladd's puck possession numbers since trade to CHI far from stellar. CF%Rel indicates team better w him on bench pic.twitter.com/XACbftsAaG— #shotdisturber (@amatoudi) March 18, 2016
Brutal Canada pic.twitter.com/keTeazh7xd— WPG College Football (@Wpg_CFB_Fans) March 18, 2016