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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Dallas Stars

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I hate afternoon games.

Vancouver Canucks v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Time: 1:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3

Radio: TSN1290

Hello daytime my old friend, I hate to talk to you again.

Afternoon games are the worst. They break up the basic rhythm of the day and make it impossible to get done what you need to get done if you have things to do. Anyways, enough complaining about the afternoon game and time to start talking about the afternoon game.

The Winnipeg Jets are playing the Dallas Stars in a game that might have Wild Card spot implications down the line, but it is unlikely that it will have implications beyond that. The Jets are where they are thanks to the strong play of Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has bounced back from his uneven play last season to be extremely strong this year. I shudder to think of where they would be without him.

As for the Dallas Stars: I do not know what plagues them, but they are in a worse position than the Jets and have been for some time now. The Stars have had a strong group of centres, but they have never been able to put it all together. They are also without John Klingberg who is out with an injury. However, they do have Corey Perry so everyone should keep their heads up.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup

Forwards

Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Patrik Laine

Nikolaj Ehlers - Blake Wheeler - Jack Roslovic

Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Mathieu Perreault

Joona Luoto - David Gustafsson - Logan Shaw

Defence

Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman

Dmitry Kulikov - Neal Pionk

Nathan Beaulieu - Luca Sbisa

Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck (starting)

Laurent Brossoit

Dallas Stars Lineup

Forwards

Denis Gurianov - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov

Jamie Benn - Jason Dickinson - Joe Pavelski

Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau

Matthias Janmark - Justin Dowling - Corey Perry

Defence

Essa Lindell - Andrej Sekera

Jamie Oleksiak - Miro Heiskanen

Joe Hanley - Tyler Fedun

Goalies

Ben Bishop (starting?)

Anton Khudobin