Game 28: Jets vs. Wings pre-game report

Posted by David Minuk in pre-game report,Winnipeg Jets on December 5, 2017 — No Comments

The Jets look to continue their winning ways on this three-game road trip which kicks off at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.  They will put their 7-4-3 road record up against the Wings 4-5-4 home record.  This Detroit team is coming off getting pumped by Montreal 10-1 on Saturday while the Jets dominated the Senators 5-0.

Morning skate notes:

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun is down in Detroit and it looks like Kyle Connor is good to go and will be back in the lineup.  Ken also indicated that Connor Hellebuyck was the first goalie off the ice and will get the start in his home state of Michigan.

Jets goalie Steve Mason joined his teammates on the ice midway through morning skate according to Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Jets projected lines, D Pairs and  starting goalie:

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

Morrissey-Trouba
Chiarot-Byfuglien
Kulikov-Myers

Hellebuyck
Comrie

Extras:  Matthias, Dano, Poolman.

Audio:

Tyler Myers

Matt Hendricks

Kyle Connor

Jacob Trouba

Coach Maurice:  Thoughts on the new arena in Detroit.  Fun coming into a new rink?  On the Jets being fifth in goals against, how much is Hellebuyck vs possession vs better D structure?  On Jacob Trouba’s role.  On why he thought Scheifele and Wheeler would work together.  On how they work on their game.  Brandon Tanev’s game.  Importance of the start tonight.  On the process of re-tooling a franchise.

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.