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"Hockey is figure skating in a war zone." — Author Unknown

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

In looking for ideas and inspiration in writing this intro, I came across this little article written by our friends over at Eyes on the Prize, and I thought it was a cool collection of hockey sayings.  Enjoy!

TV:

6pm CST, SN, TVAS, TSN1290 AM

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup:

Mathieu Perreault - Mark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Joel Armia - Alexander Burmistrov - Drew Stafford

Chris Thorburn- Adam Lowry - Marko Dano

Matt HalischukAndrew Copp - JC Lipon

Dustin Byfuglien - Toby Enstrom

Tyler Myers - Josh Morrissey

Ben Chariot - Paul Postma

Ondrej Pavelec

Micheal Hutchinson

*Anthony Peluso is out for 3 to 4 weeks with a upper body injury, so the Jets will insert Matt Halischuk.  Jacob Trouba is out of today's game and probable for tomorrow's action.  As a result, the Jets have recalled Josh Morrissey.  Here's Josh talking about his opportunity...

Nikolaj Ehlers is, in a sense. one lucky guy...As you may have seen, Nikolaj took a puck to the face in overtime against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.  What we didn't know until Friday afternoon was that the puck actually broke his visor, which then cut him around the eye.  Thankfully, no actual visor pieces entered his eye.  Ehler's has been shut down indefinitely until the Jets and the doctors get a better handle of his injury.  Paul Maurice's videos at the bottom of this post will shed more light on the injury. With this, I anticipate Mathieu Perreault will likely be inserted on the top line, while Joel Armia comes up to the second, Chris Thorburn on the third, and JC Lipon makes his way to the 4th.

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup:

Max Pacioretty - Tomas Plekanec - Brenden Gallagher

Alex Galchenyuk - Micheal McCarron - Lars Eller

Torrey Mitchell - Phillip Danault - Paul Byron

Stefan Matteau - Jacob De La Rose - Sven Andrighetto

Andrei Markov - P.K. Subban

Alexei Emelin - Greg Pateryn

Victor Bartley - Mark Barberio

Mike Condon

Ben Scrivens

Player to boo, jeer and sneer every time he touches the puck!

P.K. Subban likes the attention, and the fans in Winnipeg should give him lots!

Prediction:

Jets 2-1

Let's hear from the Coach after Friday's practice as it pertains to Ehlers' and Peluso's injuries and Scheifele's playing....

Here's the coach after today's pre-game skate...