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The Jets are on the road again.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets
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The Winnipeg Jets played the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, and it was ugly!

The Coach then held his post game press conference, kind of...

After practice on Sunday and prior to jumping on a plane to Nashville, the Coach had more to say, kind of...

‘Nuff said!

Jets take on the Predators, who won their last game and are in the playoffs...

NHL.com

Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Tennessee

Who: Winnipeg Jets (30-33-6 for 66 pts) vs Nashville Predators (33-24-11 for 77 pts)

When: 7:00 pm CST

How: TSN3, TSN 1290, FS-TN, WPRT-FM

Projected Lineups:

Winnipeg Jets:

Ehlers - Scheifele - Wheeler

Perreault - Little- Laine

Matthias - Lowry - Armia

Dano - Copp - Thorburn

Chariot - Byfuglien

Melchiori - Morrissey

Stuart - Postma

Hellebuyck

Hutchinson

*Petan out, Thorburn in - look for a staged jersey jerk sweater stretch doesy-doe with McLeod.

*Trouba out, Melchiori in - Trouba likely out due to stopping a Cgy’s Bennett punch with his noggin on Saturday.

*Enstrom (UBI), Myers (LBI), Pavelec (LBI)

Nashville Predators:

Forsberg - Johansen - Arvidsson

Parenteau - Fisher - Smith

Wilson - Jarnkrok - Neal

McLeod - Sissons - Watson

Josi - Ellis

Ekholm - Subban

Bitetto - Weber

Rinne

Saros

Keys to the game:

Winnipeg Jets: Pace, puck possession, and player positioning...and no penalties.

Nashville Predators: Keep it simple.

3 Questions:

  1. Has Hellebuyck finally solidified the #1 goaltender position? Again, we’re not sure. Hellebuyck seems to have lots of peaks and valleys in his game.
  2. Can the Winnipeg Jets manage to stay out of the penalty box? This kinda got out of hand again during their last game, didn’t it?
  3. What more can the Jets do? Focus on the little things or don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m not sure anymore.

Players to watch:

Winnipeg Jets: Hellebuyck, if he’s is in the net at game time.

Nashville Predators: Subban. Should be fun to watch him chase Ehlers around the ice.

Participants worthy of your rejection and unclean wordplay: Neal & McLeod. (Sounds like the name if a law firm or a rifle manufacturer...maybe a law firm that makes rifles? Dunno. OK, I’ll stop.)

Prediction: Jets 3-2