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2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Jets vs Oilers pre-game 4 report

Getting you set up for Game 4 between the Jets and Oilers.

Not entirely certain folks who watched last night’s dramatic and improbable 3rd period comeback and eventual OT win by the Jets to take a 3-0 series lead entirely believe the game actually took place.  However due to an odd scheduling quirk the teams are not gonna have any time to think about it as game 4 is tonight.

Jets vs Oilers playoffs

Skate news:

No morning skate with both teams having played last night.  Unless we hear differently seems reasonable to assume that the Jets lineup will remain the same.

Lineup news:

When asked about his lineup Paul Maurice said they are in “good shape” for tonight’s game. Which I translate to no changes for the Jets this evening.

Suspension news:

Oilers forward Josh Archibald was suspended one game for his clip on Logan Stanley.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Ehlers-Stastny-Dubois
Copp-Lowry-Appleton
Perreault-Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-DeMelo
Forbort-Pionk
Stanley-Poolman

Hellebuyck
Brossoit

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Any changes to his game 4 lineup?
2) Importance of faceoffs.
3) How do they quickly turnaround for tonight’s game?
4) Pierre-Luc Dubois
5) Mathieu Perreault in front of the net on the power play.
6) Does he have a sense of the team’s energy in advance of the game?
7) Will he approach his pre-game speech any differently?
8) Importance of rest between series.
9) Does mentality change for goalies in a back to back?
10) On providing an escape/distraction for folks during these tough times.
11) Reflecting on his pre-series comments about the advantage to the team who wins game 3.
12) What has he learned about his team through three games?

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 8:45 pm CDT.  Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game interviews from Jets players as well as from head coach Paul Maurice.  You can also join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).

Dinner bell rings, time to eat supper and read the latest hockey news as it pertains to the local NHL, AHL and WHL clubs of Winnipeg.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3757/

Papers Update:

Morrissey’s leadership on display in Jets’ comeback victory.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3757/

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