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Game 32: Jets vs Senators pre-game report

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

The Jets are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken on Sunday night which ended their five-game winning streak on the road. They return home, where they boast a 11-5-0 record, for a one-game stop against the Ottawa Senators.

While the team was off on Monday it will be interesting to see if they make any lineup changes (aside from Connor Hellebuyck starting). One of or both of Ville Heinola and Michael Eyssimont could be put into the lineup to inject a little jump.

Pre-skate news:

The Jets announced that they have recalled goalie Arvid Holm on an emergency basis. Holm has been very good for the Moose this season posting a 7-3-2 record with a .923 save percentage and a 2.55 GAA.

Morning skate news:

As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet, no Connor Hellebuyck today at morning skate but David Rittich and Arvid Holm are both on the ice. Kenny also indicated that Ville Heinola appears to be drawing in for Kyle Capobianco.

Health news:

Jets coach Rick Bowness confirms that Connor Hellebuyck dealing with a non-covid related illness. The netminder is expected to be on road trip to Boston and Washington.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Perfetti – Scheifele – Kuhlman
Connor – Dubois – Gagner
Barron – Lowry – Harkins
Gustafsson – Stenlund – Jonsson Fjallby

Morrissey-DeMelo
Dillon-Pionk
Samberg-Heinola

Rittich
Holm

Betway Odds:

The Sens sit last in the Atlantic Division and while they lost their last game (4-2 to Minnesota) they are 6-3-1 in their last ten. Meanwhile Winnipeg boasts an 11-5-0 record at home and while they too lost their last game the oddsmakers have given them the edge in the game. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Status of Connor Hellebuyck?
2) His thoughts on the Senators?
3) Challenges of Brady Tkachuk
4) Ville Heinola getting comfortable.
5) Does he foresee a longer stint for Heinola given he’s playing on PP2?
6) What does Heinola have to do to be in the NHL everyday?
7) Is he intrigued by what Heinola can do in his system?
8) The Senators need to find consistency.
9) Dangers of teams “playing freely”
10) Expectations of injuries based on the schedule.
11) Why is the injury risk higher?
12) What is the message he sends to players when they don’t have a full tank?
13) What are keys to Cole Perfettin integrating into first PP unit?
14) Spending time with the AGM of the Senators aka his son at Polo Park.

Up Next:

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 interviews from Jets players as well as from head coach Rick Bowness.

You can also join us afterwards for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button). This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc. after every single game and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

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