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Preview: Winnipeg Jets vs. Nashville Predators

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM CST

Channel: TSN3

Radio: CJOB

The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators used to be classic rivals. Now they are two teams are two different trajectories after the Jets seemingly turned their team around via Connor Hellebuyck being a goalie god this season and Rick Bowness implementing a system that highlights that.

The Jets are coming off of a loss against Vegas when they played a weird game against one of the top teams in the Western Conference. The Predators are far from that team and the Jets will have a different challenge on their hands tonight. The Jets have had a hard time getting up for games against teams at the bottom of the standings, but they also always have great games against the Preds. This could really be a chicken and egg scenario tonight.

There is nothing clear about the Jets lineup tonight, but they could choose either goalie based on many factors including wanting to manage Connor Hellebuyck’s minutes for the end of the season when they might want to be playing him more. The Preds are in a weird spot where they have some young players, but also some aging players who could still be good. This is the spot the Preds are in and the Jets will have to beat them while held together by tape and toothpicks.