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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Arizona Coyotes Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM CDT

Channel: TSN3, FS-A, FS-A Plus, NHL.TV

Radio: TSN1290, Fox Sports 910 AM

A six game homestand for the Winnipeg Jets got off on the wrong foot on Sunday night thanks to a 7-2 drubbing at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. We’ll just chalk that up to too much turkey and move right along to tonight’s matchup against the Arizona Coyotes.

The Coyotes have played just four games so far this season, with three points to show for their efforts. The play of goaltender Darcy Kuemper has been lights out, as he posts a .957 save percentage and the Yotes as a squad have allowed just seven goals, aided by the 5th best power play in the league. However, things have not worked as well offensively, as they have only scored seven goals, with none on the power play in nine chances.

David Gustafsson will make his NHL debut tonight for the Jets, acting as the centre between Gabriel Bourque and Mason Appleton, with Mark Letestu dropping out of the lineup and is considered day-to-day.

The Jets have yet to lose on home ice to the Coyotes since relocating from Atlanta.

Darcy Kuemper and Connor Hellebuyck will start in net for the respective teams.

Tale of the Tape

Winnipeg Jets Stats San Jose Sharks
Winnipeg Jets Stats San Jose Sharks
1-0-0 Series 0-1-0
14-9-1 Record 13-11-1
29 Points 27
3rd Central Division 4th Pacific
5th West Conference 8th West
4-1-0 Last 5 4-1-0
68 Goals For 73
73 Goals Against 83
Regular Season
Nikolaj Ehlers (11) Goals Evander Kane (12)
Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele (14) Assists Logan Couture (20)
Scheifele (22) Points Couture (25)
Connor Hellebuyck (11) Wins Martin Jones (10)
Hellebuyck (2.42) Goals Against Average Jones (3.18)
Hellebuyck (.928) Save Percentage Aaron Dell (.897)
15.5 (24th) Power Play % 19.5 (14th)
72.2 (29th) Penalty Kill % 91.4 (1st)

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:

FORWARDS:

29 Patrik Laine / 55 Mark Scheifele / 26 Blake Wheeler

81 Kyle Connor / 9 Andrew Copp / 27 Nikolaj Ehlers

57 Gabriel Bourque / 19 David Gustafsson / 82 Mason Appleton

85 Mathieu Perreault / 17 Adam Lowry / 28 Jack Roslovic

DEFENCE

44 Josh Morrissey / 3 Tucker Poolman

23 Carl Dahlstrom / 4 Neal Pionk

2 Anthony Bitetto / 7 Dmitry Kulikov

STARTING GOALIE

37 Connor Hellebuyck

Riding the pine: 30 Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: 14 Ville Heinola

Injured: 22 Mark Letestu, 88 Nathan Beaulieu, 18 Bryan Little

On Some Beach, Somewhere: 33 Dustin Byfuglien

Arizona Coyotes Lineup:

FORWARDS

9 Clayton Keller / 21 Derek Stepan / 81 Phil Kessel

36 Christian Fischer / 18 Christian Dvorak / 8 Nick Schmaltz

67 Lawson Crouse / Carl Soderberg / 83 Conor Garland

40 Michael Grabner / 15 Brad Richardson / 13 Vinnie Hinostroza

DEFENCE

23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson / 55 Jason Demers

82 Jordan Oesterle / 33 Alex Goligoski

6 Jakob Chychrun / 75 Kyle Capobianco

STARTING GOALIE

35 Darcy Kuemper

Riding the pine: 32 Antti Raanta, 1 Eric Comrie

Scratched: 29 Barrett Hayton, 46 Ilya Lyubushkin

Injured: 4 Niklas Hjalmarsson (cracked fibula)