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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers

The Jets look to win won against their former goalie’s new team.

St Louis Blues v Winnipeg Jets

This was supposed to be the game where the New York Rangers allowed Ondrej Pavelec have his return to his former stomping grounds to play his former team the Winnipeg Jets. Alas, Pavelec is injured so there is no return of the chosen son.

The Rangers have had a very tough year and the Jets have not. They have announced they are entering a rebuild and they have started moving on from players, at least emotionally. The Jets have already been rebuilt and seem poised for contention. They are ready to face the ways of the NHL and today is simply another stop for them.

Matt Hendricks returns to action, Marko Dano is scratched, and Michael Hutchinson is on IR. Today would have been the perfect game to give Connor Hellebuyck a rest for because the Rangers are bad and not a high scoring team. Even if they get a couple goals, they Jets can more than likely make them up.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:

New York Rangers:

Rick Nash/Mika Zibanejad/Mats Zuccarello

Michael Grabner/Kevin Hayes/J.T. Miller

Jimmy Vesey/David Desharnais/Jesper Fast

Cody McLeod/Peter Holland/Vinni Lettieri

Brady Skej/Steve Kampfer

Nick Holden/Anthony DeAngelo

John Gilmour/Neal Poink

Henrik Lundqvist

Prediction: Jets win and Lundqvist stares down five teammates.