The Jets are back on the ice after taking Monday off. They will face their second division rival in as many games as they conclude their four-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. Despite all their injuries the Avs come into the contest having won two straight and they currently sit one point up on Winnipeg in the standings.
We will see if morning skate brings about any changes to the lines or D pairs. For now they are based on the last game against Dallas.
As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun all skaters are taking part this morning. Scott added that Bitetto and Dahlstrom stayed on the ice after the skate concluded which would appear to indicate that there won’t be any changes for the game. We’ll have confirmation once coach speaks.
Jets projected lines and D pairs:
Coach Maurice: On the chemistry developing between Josh Morrissey and Tucker Poolman. What are the specific challenges on facing Nathan MacKinnon? Is Nathan MacKinnon in the same category as McDavid? How much more preparation do they put in when facing Nathan MacKinnon? On how Luca Sbisa has been able to quickly adapt. How would he describe Connor Hellebuyck’s game right now? His thoughts on the Don Cherry situation.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CST. Be sure to head over to illegalcurve.com following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game audio from the Jets room as well as from Coach Maurice.