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Game #47 GDT: Winnipeg Jets at San Jose Sharks

Winnipeg looks to close out a not-so-great road trip against a slightly stumbling San Jose squad

Winnipeg Jets v San Jose Sharks Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Before the Winnipeg Jets have a chance at revenge vs. Arizona on Wednesday, they'll first have to close out a 0-1-1 road trip against the San Jose Sharks.

Sitting at 20-22-4 and still without star rookie Patrik Laine, it won’t be long until the conversation becomes focused not on playoffs but trade deadline sell-offs and the upcoming draft. As for the San Jose Sharks, their 25-16-2 record puts them third in the Pacific Division, though with games in hand vs. the two teams ahead of them in Anaheim and Edmonton.

For a veteran team with championship hopes, San Jose has done a fine job of integrating young players into the lineup this season. Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier now feature prominently in the top-nine, while Chris Tierney continues to solidify himself as the team's go-to third-line centre. It’s the kind of depth which has been able to withstand losing Tomas Hertl to injury and Matt Nieto on the waiver wire.

Oh, and Sharks defenceman Brent Burns has nine points in his last five games and is on pace for 83 points on the season. The Jets may want to keep an eye on him.

When, Where & How

Monday, Jan. 16, 3:00 p.m. CT, SAP Center
Radio: TSN 1290

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Nikolaj Ehlers Mark Scheifele Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault Bryan Little Joel Armia
Shawn Matthias Adam Lowry Drew Stafford
Andrew Copp Nic Petan Chris Thorburn
Left Defence
Right Defence
Josh Morrissey Dustin Byfuglien
Toby Enstrom Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart Paul Postma
Michael Hutchinson
Connor Hellebuyck

San Jose Sharks Projected Lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Patrick Marleau Joe Thornton Joe Pavelski
Mikkel Boedker Logan Couture Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier Chris Tierney Joel Ward
Melker Karlsson Micheal Haley Tommy Wingels
Left Defence
Right Defence
Paul Martin Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon David Schlemko
Martin Jones
Aaron Dell