Time: 8:00 PM CST
Channel: TSN3 (Sportsnet in Edmonton area)
The Winnipeg Jets and their one new player are playing the Edmonton Oilers. While the Oilers have been active in the leadup to the NHL Trade Deadline, They added a couple of solid pieces in Mattias Ekholm and Nick Bjustad, but stayed relatively quiet on the “dumb moves” ladder which is great for them and bad for the rest of the league.
Connor McDavid could make history tonight if he scores another multi-goal game. It would be his sixth in a row which I believe would be the NHL record, but I both curse everything I mention and get a lot of facts wrong so...take from that what you will. Either way, McDavid has been insane this year and cannot prove that he is human so the question is: is Connor McDavid a hockey playing robot?
Winnipeg Jets Lineup
Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler
Nino Niederreitter - Adam Lowry - Nikolaj Ehlers
Morgan Barron - Kevin Stenlund - Karson Kuhlman
Logan Stanley - David Gustafsson - Saku Maenalaenen
Josh Morrissey - Dylan DeMelo
Brendan Dillon - Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg - Nate Schmidt
Connor Hellebuyck (starting)
Edmonton Oilers Lineup
XXXXXXX - Connor McDavid - Zach Hyman
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Leon Draisaitl - Kailer Yamamoto
Warren Foegele - Ryan McLeod - Mattias Janmark
Klim Kostin - Devin Shore - Derek Ryan
Darnell Nurse - Cody Ceci
Mattias Ekholm - Evan Bouchard
Brett Kulak - Vincent Desharnais
Stuart Skinner (starting)
Wish: McDavid scores two goals and the Jets win anyways.