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Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs Vegas Golden Knights

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The hottest team in the Western Conference comes to the Bell MTS Centre

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction:

The Winnipeg Jets play three tough games before the all star break starting with a home date with the Vegas Golden Knights. It will be the first time back for the Golden Knights since they broke our collective hearts last May winning the Western Conference finals. Although our time together was brief, seeing Paul Stastny in a Vegas jersey hurts. Unfortunately, the charm of the Forks could not compete with the glitz of the Vegas strip (plus an extra couple million dollars factored into his decision). Vegas started off slowly but are climbing up the Western Conference standings with an 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games.

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off of an overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks. It was an all too familiar script for the Jets this season, making a game against an inferior opponent much more difficult than it needed to be. With road games coming up in Nashville and Dallas, the Jets need to use home ice advantage to their benefit and beat the Golden Knights.

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Team Comparison

Winnipeg Jets Vegas Golden Knights
Winnipeg Jets Vegas Golden Knights
Record: 29 14 2 Record: 28 16 4
Last Ten Games: 6 4 Last Ten Games: 8 1 1
Who Is Hot: Bryan Little. Overtime winner the last game and a five game points streak. Who Is Hot: Paul Stastny has been great since returning from missing 30 games due to injury.
Who is Not: Jack Roslovic needs to take advantage of playing on the second line if he wants to stay there. Who Is Not: William Karlsson surprised everyone last year with 78 points. He is currently on pace for around 52 points this season.
Keep an Eye On: Will Tyler Myers get back into the line up, or will we see another game for Sami Niku. Keep an Eye On: Winnipeg native Ryan Reaves has been having a decent offensive year for a bottom six, physical forward. Plus, he loves playing well in his home town.