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GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs New York Rangers

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The Winnipeg Jets are back home for three games, beginning with the New York Rangers 

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at New York Rangers Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 CST

TV: TSN 3

Radio: TSN 1290

Introduction:

Nikolaj Ehlers remains out of the line up tonight against the New York Rangers, but coach Paul Maurice shared that he’s close to being able to return to full practice. It will be interesting to see who takes a spot in the press box when Ehlers returns. Dmitry Kulikov is out for at least one more game, and it looks like Joe Morrow is in again, not Sami Niku, as most of the fan base was hoping for. Niku was sent down to the Manitoba Moose earlier today.

The Rangers have been playing better lately and are coming off a big win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tonight they enter one of the toughest arenas for road teams in the NHL, the Bell MTS Centre. This is crunch time. The Jets need to “sweep the leg” tonight, and defeat an inferior opponent.

Random Prediction:

Game winning goal by Mathieu Perreault

WINNIPEG JETS

Forwards

Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Patrik Laine - Bryan Little - Jack Roslovic

Mathieu Perreault - Adam Lowry - Brandon Tanev

Brendan Lemieux - Andrew Copp - Mason Appleton

Defence

Josh Morrissey - Jacob Trouba

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Joe Morrow - Tyler Myers

Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Injuries

D Dmitry Kulikov (upper body, day-to-day), LW Nikolaj Ehlers (upper body, IR)

NEW YORK RANGERS

Forwards

Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Mats Zuccarello

Jimmy Vesey - Kevin Hayes - Pavel Buchnevich

Filip Chytil - Ryan Strome - Vladislav Namestnikov

Neal Pionk - Boo Nieves - Jesper Fast

Defence

Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo

Brady Skjei - Adam McQuaid

Brendan Smith - Kevin Shattenkirk

Goalies

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Injuries:

C Brett Howden (knee, week-to-week