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GDT: Los Angeles Kings versus Winnipeg Jets

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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Game: 9:00 pm CST, Sportsnet

The Winnipeg Jets are playing the second half of a back to back against the Los Angeles Kings in LA. The Jets are coming off of a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Michael Hutchinson will be starting tonight as Connor Hellebuyck has been struggling a lot recently. The Kings are starting Peter Budaj in lieu of the injured Jonathan Quick.

This should be a challenge for the Jets as the Kings are one of the elite teams in the NHL and the Jets are decidedly not good. The good news for the Jets is while he has not been good per say, Drew Stafford has at least been producing for the Jets once he was thrust into a top six role. There is the possibility that Mark Stuart will play in his second straight game after not playing in a game since November 29. Beyond that, the Jets will have a battle to try to create offence against the Kings who are incredibly gifted at limiting offences. The Jets might want to take inspiration from the Montreal Canadiens who managed to break the Kings defence with an aggressive forecheck.

Probable Jets Lines

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Drew Stafford

Mathieu Perreault - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Joel Armia - Adam Lowry - Shawn Matthias

Andrew Copp - Nic Petan - Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom - Jacob Trouba

Joshua Morrissey - Dustin Byfuglien

Mark Stuart - Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson

Probable Kings Lines

Marian Gaborik - Anze Kopitar - Trevor Lewis

Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Dustin Brown

Kyle Clifford - Nic Dowd - Devin Setoguchi

Dwight King - Nick Shore - Jordan Nolan

Derek Forbort - Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin - Alec Martinez

Kevin Gravel - Brayden McNabb

Peter Budaj