Time: 2:00 PM CST
The Winnipeg Jets and the Buffalo Sabres are playing their second afternoon game this weekend. The Sabres are coming off of a big win against the Pittsburgh Penguins while the Jets are nursing their wounds after a loss against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Sabres have had another tough season which has led to fans voicing their discontent very vocally. I sometimes wonder if the rot gets so deep in an organization that the only way to get rid of it is to pull the tree out roots and all. I don’t know if this is true, but it sure feels that way when it comes to the Sabres right now. The Edmonton Oilers are another team that is really struggling to get rid of the rot.
Winnipeg Jets Lineup
Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Kyle Connor - Andrew Copp - Patrik Laine
Mason Appleton - Cody Eakin - Jack Roslovic
Jansen Harkins - Nicholas Shore - Gabriel Bourque
Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman
Dmitry Kulikov - Neal Pionk
Nathan Beaulieu - Dylan DeMelo
Connor Hellebuyck (starting)
Buffalo Sabres Lineup
Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Jimmy Vesey - Marcus Johansson - Conor Sheary
Jeff Skinner - Curtis Lazar - Michael Frolik
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo
Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen
Rasmus Dahlin - Colin Miller
Jake McCabe - Henri Jokiharju
I get upset with Paul Maurice at least once for starting Hellebuyck in both games of a back to back.