Game 14: Jets vs. Stars pre-game report

Posted by David Minuk in pre-game report,Winnipeg Jets on November 6, 2017 — 1 Comment

The Jets come into this game with Dallas having secured points in 10 of their last 11 games (7-1-3) and have gone three for three in the central including a win over these Stars last Thursday night in Winnipeg.  We learned yesterday at the media availability that Adam Lowry is probable to return to the lineup although we haven’t heard yet who comes out.

Morning skate notes:

Mark Stepneski, who covers the Stars, indicated that when Jamie Benn saw Dustin Byfuglien walk in the building the Stars captain said: “Get ready for round two.”

According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun looks like Brendan Lemieux is out as Adam Lowry slips back onto the Jets 3rd line.  Shawn Matthias goes to the 4th line.  Connor Hellebuyck is getting a re-match with Ben Bishop as he makes his 10th start in the last 12 games for Winnipeg.  He has a 7-0-2 record with a 2.24 GAA and a .932 save percentage.

Projected Jets lines, D Pairs & starting goalie:

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Ehlers-Little-Laine
Copp-Lowry-Tanev
Matthias-Hendricks-Armia

Morrissey-Trouba
Enstrom-Byfuglien
Kulikov-Myers

Hellebuyck
Mason

Extras:  Lemieux, Dano and Chiarot.

Audio:

Shawn Matthias

Bryan Little

Adam Lowry

Coach Maurice:  On getting Adam Lowry back into the lineup.  Will he put Lowry back onto the PK?  How did he decide on Lemieux being odd man out?  Is there much carry over from the game last Thursday against Dallas?  Any concern with Hellebuyck’s workload?  Where does he see Bryan Little’s game?  Is Little looking to make the pass to Ehlers and Laine too much?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Projected Stars lines, D Pairs & starting goalie:

Benn-Seguin-Radulov
Dickinson-Janmark-Shore
Roussel-Spezza-Elie
Oleksiak-Hanzal-Smith

Methot-Klingberg
Lindell-Johns
Hamhuis-Pateryn

Bishop
Lehtonen

Via Mark Stepneski who is a writer for the Stars official site.

  • Gene Creemers

    Matthias over Lemuiex? What a joke! Almost as funny as Copp and Tanev getting more ice time than Laine some nights. Woof!