Game 29: Jets vs. Panthers pre-game report

Posted by David Minuk in pre-game report,Winnipeg Jets on December 7, 2017 — No Comments

The Jets are looking to overcome a poor start to the road trip after dropping a 5-1 decision to Detroit on Tuesday.  The Panthers fell to the Islanders on Monday with a 5-4 shootout loss although the bigger loss was goalie Roberto Luongo who is out for an ‘extended period of time’ with a reported groin injury.

Morning skate notes:

Biggest change to the Jets this morning is as Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun notes, Eric Comrie looks like he will be making his second career NHL start.

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

Comrie
Hellebuyck

Extras:  Matthias, Dano, Poolman.

Audio:

Eric Comrie

Jacob Trouba

Dmitry Kulikov

Coach Maurice:  On why today makes sense to get Eric Comrie in net tonight.  Was fatigue a factor for Hellebuyck in last game?  On bouncing back from tough games.  On Barkov’s game.  On the Panthers team.  What has stood out about Ben Chiarot since he has come back into the lineup?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Panthers projected lines, D Pairs and  starting goalie:

Huberdeau –  Barkov –  Bjugstad
McGinn –  Trocheck –  Malgin
Hunt –  McCann –  Vrbata
Haley – MacKenzie –  Sceviour

Yandle – Ekblad
Matheson – Pysyk
McCoshen – Petrovic

Reimer
Sateri

Projections for tonight’s Panthers lineup come via Jameson Olive a Panthers website reporter.