The Jets modest two-game winning streak ended on Tuesday night in Calgary with a regulation loss to the Flames. Tonight they will look to get their mojo back against a Senators team that are just 2-11-1 on the season and have lost three straight games.
Morning skate news:
As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet it appears that goalie Connor Hellebuyck is doing his routine which indicates he is starting in net. Ken adds still no Jansen Harkins or Nate Thompson who are both dealing with lower-body issues. Ken said there weren’t any line rushes but thinks that Tucker Poolman could draw back in with Logan Stanley still on the ice. We will have to wait and hear from Jets bench boss Paul Maurice.
Jets coach Paul Maurice confirms that they are going to go with an 11 forward and seven defencemen configuration today with Tucker Poolman coming in and Kristian Vesalainen coming out. He didn’t clarify exactly how he’s gonna run his lines and D pairs tonight so we will have to wait for warm-up skate at 6:30 PM for confirmation.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
1. What’s plan for Poolman?
2. Roster talk.
3. What does he like about 11/7 lineup configuration?
4. Managing time on ice.
5. What Tim Stützle has accomplished as a rookie.
6. What Nikolaj Ehlers has done to raise his game to the next level.
Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CT. Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game interviews from the Jets room as well as from coach Maurice.