Game 60: Jets vs. Penguins pre-game report

Posted by David Minuk in pre-game report,Winnipeg Jets on February 16, 2017 — No Comments

According to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press here are the lines and D pairs at skate:

Ehlers-Little-Laine
Perreault-Scheifele-Wheeler
Matthias-Lowry-Armia
Thorburn-Petan-Stafford.

Chiarot-Byfuglien
Morrissey-Trouba
Stuart-Postma

Hellebuyck
Hutchinson

Audio:

Josh Morrissey:  On facing the Penguins and specifically Sidney Crosby.  Does he still have ‘wow’ moments when facing elite players like Crosby?  On simplifying their game.

Patrik Laine:  When did he realize that he could be successful at this level?  His thoughts on playing Sidney Crosby.  On the challenge that the Penguins present.  On being able to carry over his success from the last game to tonight’s game.

Coach Maurice:  Thoughts on Sidney Crosby.  Update on injured players.  When did he realize Laine could have success at the NHL level?  Looking back 12 years ago at Crosby and comparing that to Laine.  Laine’s adjustment to the North American rinks from the ones he played on in Finland.  On the importance of not taking penalties.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

A look at the Penguins updated lines, D pairs and starting goalie courtesy of Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg are:

Kunitz-Crosby-Guentzel
Wilson-Malkin-Hornqvist
Cullen-Bonino-Kessel
Kuhnhackl-Rowney-Fehr

Dumoulin-Letang
Maatta-Daley
Cole-Schultz

Fleury
Murray