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Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks

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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets entered their Tuesday night makeup matchup with the New Jersey Devils, well out of a playoff spot. The game needed overtime, then a a shootout to decide the winner, but in the end, the Jets prevailed and took the contest 4-3.

Tonight’s opponent in the Anaheim Ducks, have secured a playoff spot, and are cruising along nicely as they recently beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1.

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Who: Winnipeg Jets (35-35-7) vs Anaheim Ducks (42-23-11)

When: 7:00 pm CST

How: TSN3, TSN 1290, PRIME, 830 KLAA

Projected Lineups:

Winnipeg Jets:

Mathieu Perreault - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Nikolaj Ehlers - Bryan Little- Patrik Laine

Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Joel Armia

Brandon Tanev - Nic Petan - Chris Thorburn

Julian Melchiori- Dustin Byfuglien*

Jacob Trouba - Josh Morrissey*

Mark Stuart - Nelson Nogier

Jacob Trouba

Connor Hellebuyck

Micheal Hutchinson

*Enstrom (UBI), Myers (LBI), Pavelec (LBI), Postma (LBI), Matthias (UBI), Chariot (UBI).

Anaheim Ducks:

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Patrick Eaves

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie - Antoine Vermette - Corey Perry

Chris Wagner - Nate Thompson - Logan Shaw

Cam Fowler - Brandon Montour

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Sami Vatanen - Kevin Bieksa

Jonathan Bernier

Jhonas Enroth

Keys to the game:

Winnipeg Jets: Time to evaluate what the cupboards have for groceries.

Anaheim Ducks: Get out of their remaining games alive.

3 Questions:

  1. Has Hellebuyck finally solidified the #1 goaltender position? I would say so nervously, but the team desperately needs a veteran to push him next year.
  2. Can the Winnipeg Jets manage to stay out of the penalty box? Here’s Denis the Goalie to give us a reminder of the finer points of what penalties the Jets can’t take...

3. What more can the Jets do? Dunno.

Players to watch:

Winnipeg Jets: Petan, AKA Anchor Man.

Anaheim Ducks: Jonathan and Jhonas, the Backstop Boys.

Participants worthy of your rejection and unclean wordplay: Corey and Ryan

Prediction: Jets 3-2