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Two of the hottest teams in the NHL square off at Bell MTS Place

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM CST

TV: TSN3

Radio: TSN 1290

Introduction:

The Winnipeg Jets close out their four game homestand looking for a revenge win against the Edmonton Oilers.

This will be a great test as the Oilers are 8-2-1 since Ken Hitchcock took over as head coach. The Jets have been hot as well lately going 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are two points out of first place in the conference.

Connor Hellebuyck is playing the best he has all year, and Connor McDavid is still the best player on the planet. The head coaching change seems have achieved the intended kick-in-the-pants for Oilers secondary star players like Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Milan Lucic continues to likely be the highest paid fourth liner in the NHL, cruising along with seven points on the season. Here’s hoping he does not read this and go crazy against the Jets

Random Oddly Specific Prediction:

Adam Lowry gets two thirds of a Gordie Howe hat trick tonight with a goal and a fight.

Winnipeg Jets Line Up:

Forwards

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor - Bryan Little - Patrik Laine

Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev

Brendan Lemieux - Jack Roslovic - Mason Appleton

Defence

Josh Morrissey - Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Dmitry Kulikov - Tyler Myers

Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Scratches: Nic Petan, Sami Niku

Injuries:

Jets: F Andrew Copp (concussion), D Joe Morrow (undisclosed)

Edmonton Oilers Line Up:

Forwards

Leon Draisaitl - Connor McDavid - Alex Chiasson

Jujhar Khaira - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jesse Puljujarvi

Milan Lucic - Kyle Brodziak - Zack Kassian

Drake Caggiula - Ryan Spooner- Tobias Rieder

Defence

Darnell Nurse - Adam Larsson

Jason Garrison - Chris Wideman

Kevin Gravel - Matt Benning

Goalies

Cam Talbot

Mikko Koskinen

Scratches: Valentin Zykov, Ty Rattie, Caleb Jones

Injuries:

Oilers: D Oscar Klefbom (hand), D Andrej Sekera (Achilles), D Kris Russell (undisclosed)