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Game Six GDT: Winnipeg Jets versus Nashville Predators

The Jets can claim the series with a win in tonight’s game

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

Time: 8:30 PM CST


The Winnipeg Jets return home to Bell MTS Place to clash with the Nashville Predators in the sixth game of the series. Fresh off a key Game 5 win in Nashville, the Jets have earned themselves an opportunity to eliminate the Predators from playoff contention tonight. The Jets’ depth was shining bright on Saturday, and it will have to do so again if they want to seize this chance to finish off the Predators at home. It will obviously be critical for the Jets to prevent the Predators from bouncing back and clawing their way to a Game 7 back at Bridgestone Arena. Bryan Little was absent from morning skate this morning and will be a game-time decision. If Little is unable to go, Matt Hendricks appears to be the one who will take his place in the lineup, and suffocating darkness will spread to the corners of this world.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:


81 Kyle Connor/ 55 Mark Scheifele/ 26 Blake Wheeler

27 Nikolaj Ehlers/ 25 Paul Stastny/ 29 Patrik Laine

85 Mathieu Perreault/ 18 Bryan Little (please?)/ 40 Joel Armia

13 Brandon Tanev/ 17 Adam Lowry/ 9 Andrew Copp


44 Josh Morrisey/ 8 Jacob Trouba

39 Tobias Enstrom/ 33 Dustin Byfuglien

7 Ben Chiarot/ 57 Tyler Myers


37 Connor Hellebuyck

  • Riding the pine: 35 Steve Mason
  • Scratches: 16 Shawn Matthias, 56 Marko Dano, 5 Tucker Poolman, 70 Joe Morrow, 52 Jack Roslovic, 15 Matt Hendricks (please)
  • Injured: 5 Dmitry Kulikov (back, indefinite)

Nashville Predators Lineup


9 Filip Forsberg/ 92 Ryan Johansen/ 33 Viktor Arvidsson

22 Kevin Fiala/ 8 Kyle Turris/ 15 Craig Smith

10 Colton Sissons/ 13 Nick Bonino/ 51 Austin Watson

20 Miikka Salomaki/ 12 Mike Fisher/ 38 Ryan Hartman


59 Roman Josi/ 4 Ryan Ellis

14 Mattias Ekholm/ 76 P.K. Subban

7 Yannick Weber/ 52 Matt Irwin


35 Pekka Rinne

  • Riding the pine: 24 Juuse Saros
  • Scratches/injuries: 11 Eeli Tolvanen, 2 Anthony Bitetto, 17 Scott Hartnell, 19 Calle Jarnkrok, 25 Alexei Emelin