Time: 9:00 PM CDT
Channel: Every. Single. One.
Do you ever get caught up cleaning and miss doing your other work? That’s what happened here. Both teams have changed their lineups in big ways and the results should be interesting.
The Jets have decided to split up Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele to get Blake Wheeler going. Laine has been playing really great this season and it is a shame that they are moving him away from Scheifele for Wheeler’s benefit instead of sticking with what was working and moving Wheeler away from Scheifele for an extended period of time. Last season, Wheeler struggled at five on five and it seems like that has continued this season. It’s not his fault, but the Jets should continue to worry about keeping their younger players in positions to succeed vs. the over 30 crowd.
And for Ville Heinola being scratched: I would like to know why Anthony Bitetto is playing over him.
Anyways, please stay warm if you are at the game and if you are watching at home, late night caffeine is recommended. And when in doubt, cheer for the wind to not blow you all the way back home.