Game 71: Jets vs. Islanders pre-game report

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

Via Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun here are the Jets projected lines:

Ehlers-Little-Laine
Perreault-Scheifele-Wheeler
Copp-Lowry-Armia
Dano-Petan-Thorburn

Melchiori-Byfuglien
Morrissey-Postma
Stuart-Chiarot

Hellebuyck
Hutchinson

Ken indicated that neither Shawn Matthias or Jacob Trouba were out for morning skate. (Update:  Coach Maurice confirmed both are out for tonight).

Audio:

Mathieu Perreault:  What have the last couple of days been like?  On playing spoiler.  What did the Jets do well in the game against Nashville that can be helpful today?

Josh Morrissey:  Ready to play?  What have the last couple of days been like?  On the goals against.

Nic Petan:  On what the mental challenge has been like sitting last 5-6 games.  What are the keys to battling through the adversity?  How does he feel about his overall game?  What is the biggest transition to when you don’t get a lot of minutes?  Balancing playing a 4th line role with a role on the power play.  On being snakebit when it comes to goal scoring.

Coach Maurice:  Updates on Matthias and Trouba.  Getting his group back into an NHL mindset today.  On Nic Petan needing to striking a balance between offence but playing within the system.  Is he tempted to use him (Petan) on the wing?  Thoughts on the Islanders?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Via Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg we get the Islanders projected lineup:

Lee-Tavares-Bailey
Ladd-Strome-Ho Sang
Chimera-Nelson-Kulemin
Gionta-Quine-Clutterbuck

Leddy-Pelech
Hickey-Hamonic
de Haan-Seidenberg

Greiss
Berube