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Game 11: Jets vs Blackhawks pre-game report

A look at the projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The Jets are feeling a bit better about their game after a 3-2 OT win over the Habs which gives them points in five straight games however they face a somewhat surprising Hawks team that are currently just one point back of Winnipeg. And Manitoban (and Chicago captain) Jonathan Toews already has seven goals in 11 games (last year he had 12G in 71GP).

For now the lineup is based on the last game but worth noting that at the end of his media availability on Friday head coach Rick Bowness alluded to the fact that he anticipates some lineup changes. Neither Mason Appleton nor Pierre-Luc Dubois skated on Friday.

Skate news:

No morning skate.

Warm-up skate:

Kyle Capobianco was in the tunnel as the Jets got ready to come out for warm up skate as was Jansen Harkins. They come in for Dominic Toninato and Dylan Samberg. Here are the lines and D pairs from warm up.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Connor-Scheifele-Appleton
Perfetti-Dubois-Wheeler
Maenalanen-Lowry-Jonsson Fjallby
Harkins-Gustafsson-Gagner

Morrissey-Pionk
Dillon-Schmidt
Caopbianco-DeMelo

Hellebuyck
Rittich

Betway Odds:

Given how the Hawks have played they are in a somewhat long odds situation when they take on the Jets. Perhaps the oddsmakers feel the Jets have turned things around a bit with their last win and are ready to roll. While Chicago isn’t a free space on the bingo board Winnipeg should be able to handle their business against their divisional rivals. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 2 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 Rick Bowness.

You can also join us afterwards for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show. (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button). This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

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