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Game 16: Jets vs. Oilers pre-game report

A look at the game 16 projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The Jets will be looking to build on their road success from game one of this four game trip when they defeated the Oilers 6-5 on Monday. In practice on Tuesday we learned that Pierre-Luc Dubois, isn’t likely to be a player tonight.

Jets vs Oilers

Roster news:

Until we hear differently the assumption is that the team will go with the same 12/6 configuration they used in their last game.  If coach Mauirce provides insight after skate we will update everything accordingly.  Seems like only potential change could be Nate Thompson drawing back into the lineup.

Roster update:

Jets coach Paul Maurice indicated during his media availability that there won’t be any lineup changes ahead of the game against the Oilers.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Copp-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Ehlers
Perreault-Lowry-Appleton
Vesalainen-Harkins-Lewis

Morrissey-Poolman
Forbort-Pionk
Beaulieu-DeMelo

Hellebuyck
Brossoit

Player availability:

Coach availability:

Topics:

1. How would he select a game to watch that doesn’t involve his team this season?
2. Evaluating Tucker Poolman’s game.
3. What has made Tucker Poolman an effective penalty killer in the NHL?
4. What has he appreciated with Paul Stastny both on and off the ice?
5. Defending to prevent certain types of shots.
6. Exact same lineup as last game?
7. Health news?
8. More puck possession.
9. On Mason Appleton claiming a role with the club.
10.When did he see Appleton’s confidence as a player assert itself?

Health news:

The Jets placed Pierre-Luc Dubois on injured reserve.  Paul Maurice also said Nate Thompson is very close to playing.  Added that Pierre-Luc Dubois is skating and feeling better but they are being cautious.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 9:00 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.

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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