Two straight losses have the Jets feeling a bit surly and in need of a big effort tonight against a Canucks team that just picked up seven of a possible eight points on their eastern road trip. Vancouver sits just three points back of Winnipeg in the standings although they have played four more games.
For now the Jets lineup is simply based on the last game. We will wait to hear from head coach Paul Maurice for an update.
According to Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet who is getting the intel from Kevin Woodley of InGoal Magazine, it appears there are not gonna be any roster changes for Winnipeg tonight. The only swap would be Poolman and DeMelo on the right side.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
1. Does tonight’s game feel more “heightened” than following a regulation loss?
2. What is he looking for from the pairings tonight?
3. More on the D pairings.
4. Any temptation to shuffle his forward lines?
5. Paul Stastny on matching his Hockey Hall of Famer father in games played.
6. The reaction of Blake Wheeler from last game and how he’ll try to get them going?
7. Key to longevity for an NHL coach.
8. On the impact of Paul Stastny.
In a somewhat unexpected move the Jets have recalled Dominic Toninato from their taxi squad.
Puck drop is at 9:00 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 Paul Maurice. You can also join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).