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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators

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The Jets will be looking to make it two in a row against Central rivals when they head on down to Tennessee.

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3, FS-TN

Radio: TSN1290

The Winnipeg Jets (19-10-5) will hope to play the role of Chris Hansen in the Central Division standings on the upcoming road trip as they look to Catch the (Nashville) Predators (21-7-4).

Despite splitting a pair of games with St. Louis over the weekend, the Jets dominated the Blues in shots in both games, with 158 shot attempts to St. Louis’ 102 (or 94 to 54 in actual shots). The win was the Jets’ second in their last six games, after a slip in form from their early season-dominance.

Nashville will be the first stop of three road games before the holiday break, with stops in Boston and wherever the Islanders play these days. Is ti still that garbage arena in Brooklyn?

This will be the second of five meetings between the two teams this season, with the Preds picking up a 5-3 while hosting the first game on November 20.

Will Nashville smash the Jets?

Will Winnipeg rise closer to the Central Division leaders?

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

Winnipeg Jets: 19-10-5

Stat Leaders:

Goals: Patrik Laine (16)

Assists: Blake Wheeler (31)

Points: Wheeler (39)

Goalie Stat Leaders:

Wins: Connor Hellebuyck (17)

Goals Against Average: Hellebuyck (2.45)

Save Percentage: Hellebuyck (.919)

Minutes: Hellebuyck (1,545)

Special Teams: PP 25.4% (3rd), PK 79.8% (20th)

Nashville Predators: 21-7-4

Stat Leaders:

Goals: Filip Forsberg (15)

Assists: Forsberg (17)

Points: Forsberg (32)

Goalie Stat Leaders:

Wins: Pekka Rinne (18)

Goals Against Average: Rinne (2.25)

Save Percentage: Rinne (.930)

Minutes: Rinne (1519)

Special Teams: PP 26.4% (2nd), PK 83.7% (6th)

Winnipeg Jets

FORWARDS

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

DEFENCE

44 Josh Morrissey/ 8 Jacob Trouba

5 Dmitry Kulikov/ 57 Tyler Myers

7 Ben Chiarot/ 3 Tucker Poolman

STARTING GOALIE

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)

Nashville Predators

FORWARDS

9 Filip Forsberg - 92 Ryan Johansen - 33 Viktor Arvidsson

22 Kevin Fiala - 8 Kyle Turris - 15 Craig Smith

19 Calle Jarnkrok - 13 Nick Bonino - 51 Austin Watson

17 Scott Hartnell - 10 Colton Sissons - 46 Pontus Aberg

DEFENCE

59 Roman Josi - 14 Mattias Ekholm

25 Alexei Emelin - 76 P.K. Subban

2 Anthony Bitetto - 52 Matt Irwin

STARTING GOALIE

35 Pekka Rinne

Riding the pine: 72 Juuse Saros

Scratched: 20 Miikka Salomaki, 55 Cody McLeod, 52 Matt Irwin

Injured: 4 Ryan Ellis (knee)