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It’s better to burn out than fade away.

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

Both the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators won their last games, and both will close out the season by facing each other at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. The Preds are in the playoffs, but the Jets will miss the playoffs again, despite having very high hopes going in.

Who: Winnipeg Jets (39-35-7) vs Nashville Predators (41-28-12)

When: 6:00 pm CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Projected Lineups:

Winnipeg Jets:

Ehlers - Scheifele - Wheeler

Perreault- Little- Laine

Copp - Lowry - Armia

Connor - Petan - Thorburn

Melchori - Byfuglien

Morrissey - Trouba

Stuart - Nogier



*Chariot, Tanev and Dano are expected to be the scratches.

*Myers is skating and although he didn’t make it into the regular season, he may suit up for the Worlds in a months time with Scheifele.

*Roslovic and Comrie were returned to the Manitoba Moose yesterday, and gained high praise from PoMo regarding their play in Columbus.

*Entrom, Postma, Matthias and Pavelec are all done for the season after their surgeries.

Nashville Predators:

Forsberg - Johansen - Arvidsson

Wilson - Fisher - Smith

Fiala - Jarnkrok - Parenteau

McLeod - Sissons - Salomaki

Josi - Ellis

Ekholm - Subban

Hunt - Irwin



3 questions come training camp in September:

  1. Goaltending? It’s a mess, if you ask me. Hellebuyck, Hutchinson, Comrie plus whoever Chevy can snag in the off season, will all be jockeying for the number 1 role.
  2. Defense? With a full season of Trouba, a healed Emstrom & Myers, a signed Poolman, a returning Morrissey & Byfuglien, and adding a resigned Postma or another UFA, this could be a strength going into next season.
  3. Offense? Sky is the limit. It’s the proper deployment that questionable.

Players to watch in last game of season:

Winnipeg Jets: Thorburn - last game of the season is his 750th NHL game, and likely his last. Anybody laying bets he’ll scrap it up with McLeod for old times sake?

Nashville Predators: McLeod - See Thorburn above.

Prediction: Jets go out with a bang and win their 7th straight.

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