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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks

It took a while, but the first of five meetings between the Jets and Hawks goes down tonight in Winnipeg.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets
Feb 10, 2017; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (29) skates the puck during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at MTS Centre. Chicago wins 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck
Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3, NBCSCH

Radio: TSN1290

The Winnipeg Jets (18-8-5) face Central Division foes the Chicago Blackhawks (15-11-5) tonight in Winnipeg.

The Hawks currently sit 6th out of 7 in the Central, but are still right in the thick of things when it comes to playoff contention. They are tied with Minnesota for the last wildcard spot, but Minnesota get the edge because they have a game in hand.

The Jets are coming off of a 5-1 win over Vancouver on Monday night, while the Blackhawks have won their last three.

Corey Crawford is en fuego right now, but Connor Hellebuyck is dominant at home as well so either goalie could steal this one for their team.

Will Chicago defeat Chicago of the North?

Will it be Blackhawk Down at Bell MTS Place?

Tune in this evening! Same Jets time (7:00 PM CST), Same Jets channel (TSN 3)!

Winnipeg Jets: 18-8-5

Stat Leaders:

Goals: Patrik Laine (15)

Assists: Blake Wheeler (30)

Points: Wheeler (38)

Goalie Stat Leaders:

Wins: Connor Hellebuyck (16)

Goals Against Average: Hellebuyck (2.44

Save Percentage: Hellebuyck (.920)

Minutes: Hellebuyck (1,425)

Special Teams: PP 25.9% (4th), PK 79.5% (22nd)

Chicago Blackhawks: 15-11-5

Stat Leaders:

Goals: Artem Anisimov (13)

Assists: Patrick Kane (19)

Points: Kane (30)

Goalie Stat Leaders:

Wins: Corey Crawford (14)

Goals Against Average: Crawford (2.20)

Save Percentage: Crawford (.933)

Minutes: Crawford (1391)

Special Teams: PP 15.2% (29th), PK 84.0% (4th)

Winnipeg Jets


81 Kyle Connor/ 55 Mark Scheifele/26 Blake Wheeler

27 Nikolaj Ehlers/ 18 Bryan Little/ 29 Patrik Laine

9 Andrew Copp/ 17 Adam Lowry/ 13 Brandon Tanev

85 Mathieu Perreault/ 15 Matt Hendricks/ 40 Joel Armia


44 Josh Morrissey/ 8 Jacob Trouba

5 Dmitry Kulikov/ 57 Tyler Myers

7 Ben Chiarot/ 3 Tucker Poolman


37 Connor Hellebuyck

Riding the pine: 35 Steve Mason

Scratched: 56 Marko Dano , 71 Julian Melchiori, 16 Shawn Matthias

Injured: 39 Toby Enstrom (lower body) ETA Late January, 33 Dustin Byfuglien (week to week lower body)

Chicago Blackhawks


20 Brandon Saad -- 19 Jonathan Toews -- 12 Alex DeBrincat

8 Nick Schmaltz -- 15 Artem Anisimov -- 88 Patrick Kane

10 Patrick Sharp -- 48 Vinnie Hinostroza -- 38 Ryan Hartman

17 Lance Bouma -- 57 Tommy Wingels -- 40 John Hayden


2 Duncan Keith -- 82 Jordan Oesterle

42 Gustav Forsling -- 7 Brent Seabrook

6 Michal Kempny -- 5 Connor Murphy


50 Corey Crawford

Riding the pine: 31 Anton Forsberg

Scratched: 14 Richard Panik, 47 Ville Pokka

Injured: 11 Cody Franson (lower body), 32 Michal Rozsival (concussion), 44 Jan Rutta (upper body)

Voting for All-Star Captains is now open. Vote for Wheeler.