Time: 7:00 PM CDT
The Winnipeg Jets are playing division rivals the Dallas Stars for the first time since 2020. Since they last played the Stars both made the Stanley Cup Finals and missed the playoffs. It is crazy how much time can go by when you run an entire season in the middle of a global pandemic.
The Jets will be back to full strength with the return of Mark Scheifele. Paul Maurice insists on overthinking his lines instead of sticking with what works and boosting other lines, Maurice has decided to blow the whole thing up. Good times were had by all.
The Jets will be facing a Dallas Stars team that is middle of the road. They will hopefully be able to find line combinations that work for them at some point and Maurice will not just revert to the easy lines that never work as well as he thinks they do, but that is unlikely. The Stars have three goalies and a lot of names that make you wonder how you never knew that guy was still playing.
Finally, the Jets and Stars will hopefully renew their rivalry if they ever had one. It has been so long I am pretty sure Patrik Laine used to give them nightmares.