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Game 17: Jets vs. Capitals pre-game report

A look at the game 17 projected lineup along with pre-game audio.

Jets vs Caps

The Jets will look to continue their winning ways at home (currently 7-2-1) having gone 2/2 on this current four game home stand when the Capitals come to town in a battle of old Southeast Division rivals.  The defending Stanley Cup champions had lost two in a row before last night’s game in St. Paul when they beat the Wild 5-2.

AM skate notes:

As per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun both Dustin Byfuglien and Mathieu Perreault are on the ice for the Jets this morning.  Byfuglien was absent from yesterday’s practice while Perreault left mid skate after he collided with Nic Petan.  According to Ken the Jets will go with the same lineup tonight that they used on Sunday with Sami Niku and Brendan Lemieux staying on the ice for extra work.

Projected Jets lines, D pairs and starting goalie:





Blake Wheeler

Mark Scheifele

Coach Maurice:  Going with the same lineup tonight?  On Ben Chiarot and whether in pre-season there was an open competition to partner with Dustin Byfuglien?  Is there any surprise at the fit?  Can’t just plug any player beside Byfuglien?  What has Nic Petan added to the 4th line?  On Petan’s comfort on the wing.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Up next:

Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.  Be sure to head over to following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets and Capitals rooms as well as from coach Maurice.