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
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
*Enstrom (UBI), Myers (LBI), Pavelec (LBI), Postma (LBI), Matthias (UBI), Chariot (UBI).
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
Keys to the game:
Winnipeg Jets: Time to evaluate what the cupboards have for groceries.
Anaheim Ducks: Get out of their remaining games alive.
- 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.
- 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