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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks

Will the Jets overcome the Quack attack?

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 3:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3

Radio: TSN1290

The Winnipeg Jets are playing the Anaheim Ducks on Black Friday afternoon because there are only 24 American teams in the NHL and there is no way that one of them could have played the Ducks today instead of the Ducks playing a Canadian team when Canada is still at work.

Aside from the inconvenient game time, the Jets are on a roll and are looking to build off of a 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks. They once again looked dominate and the game was capped off with David Gustafsson’s first goal. When you’re rolling, nothing can stop you.

On the other hand, the Ducks are a .500 team who relies on their goalie John Gibson too much to be a real threat in the NHL. Anytime you see a team that is all about goaltending, you should be concerned and the Ducks should be.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup:


81 Kyle Connor / 55 Mark Scheifele / 29 Patrik Laine

27 Nikolaj Ehlers / 26 Blake Wheeler / 28 Jack Roslovic

9 Andrew Copp / 17 Adam Lowry / 85 Mathieu Perreault

46 Joona Luoto / 19 David Gustafsson / 38 Logan Shaw


44 Josh Morrissey / 3 Tucker Poolman

7 Dmitry Kulikov / 4 Neal Pionk

2 Anthony Bitetto / 5 Luca Sbisa


37 Connor Hellebuyck

Riding the pine: 30 Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: 80 Michael Spacek, 23 Carl Dahlstrom

Injured: 22 Mark Letestu (myocarditis, ETA mid-April), 88 Nathan Beaulieu, (upper body, day-to-day) 18 Bryan Little (head, out indefinitely), 82 Mason Appleton (foot, week-to-week), 57 Gabriel Bourque (lower body, ETA December 7)

On Some Beach, Somewhere: 33 Dustin Byfuglien

Anaheim Ducks Lineup:


67 Rickard Rakell / 15 Ryan Getzlaf / 61 Troy Terry

49 Max Jones / 14 Adam Henrique / 33 Jakob Silfverberg

37 Nick Ritchie / 34 Sam Steel / 25 Ondrej Kase

20 Nicolas Deslauriers / 38 Derek Grant / 24 Carter Rowney


47 Hampus Lindholm / 32 Jacob Larsson

4 Cam Fowler / 6 Erik Gudbranson

2 Brendan Guhle / 5 Korbinian Holzer


36 John Gibson

Riding the pine: 30 Ryan Miller

Scratched: 29 Devin Shore, 44 Michael Del Zotto

Injured: 17 Ryan Kesler, 18 Patrick Eaves, 42 Josh Manson