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Keep calm, keep yer head up, and don't make any bonehead plays! - Paul Maurice's pregame speech

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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!

Records:

CHI (41-24-6) WPG (29-36-5)

TV:

7pm CST, TSN3, NHLN-US, CSN-CH, TSN1290, WGN720

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Drew StaffordMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Marco Dano - Alexander Burmistrov - Mathieu Perreault

Adam Lowry - Nic Petan - Scott Kosmachuk

Chris Thorburn - Andrew CoppMatt Halischuk

Dustin ByfuglienJacob Trouba

Tyler MyersToby Enstrom

Ben Chariot - Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavlec

Micheal Hutchinson

*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 ToewsMarian Hossa

Artemi Panarin - Artem AnisimovPatrick Kane

Tomas FleischmannAndrew ShawDale Weise

Richard Panik - Andrew Desjardins - Dennis Rasmussen

Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Trevor Van Riemsdyk - Brent Seabrook

Erik Gustafsson- Michal Rozsival

Scott Darling

Micheal Leighton

Player to boo, jeer and sneer at (or cheer to your heart's content):

Andrew Ladd makes his return.

Prediction:

Jets 2-1

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