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Preview and GDT: Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres

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Another afternoon game.

Winnipeg Jets v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Time: 2:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3

Radio: TSN1290

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

Forwards

Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor - Andrew Copp - Patrik Laine

Mason Appleton - Cody Eakin - Jack Roslovic

Jansen Harkins - Nicholas Shore - Gabriel Bourque

Defence

Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman

Dmitry Kulikov - Neal Pionk

Nathan Beaulieu - Dylan DeMelo

Goalies

Connor Hellebuyck (starting)

Laurent Brossoit

Buffalo Sabres Lineup

Forwards

Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Jimmy Vesey - Marcus Johansson - Conor Sheary

Jeff Skinner - Curtis Lazar - Michael Frolik

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Defence

Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin - Colin Miller

Jake McCabe - Henri Jokiharju

Goalies

Jonas Johansson

Carter Hutton

Prediction

I get upset with Paul Maurice at least once for starting Hellebuyck in both games of a back to back.