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Game 33: Jets vs Boston pre-game report

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

Coming into TD Garden is never an easy thing but this season the Boston Bruins have taken that to the next level as they have complied an incredible 17-0-2 record at home. Not a single regulation loss at home (and just four on the road). That equates to almost 90% winning percentage at home and obviously 100% in terms of gaining at least a point, although interestingly the win % drops to 66% away from Massachusetts.

With the exception of getting Connor Hellebuyck back that is likely the only change we see from the Jets club that won 5-1 over the Senators. While both Nikolaj Ehlers (who is doing some light skating) and Saku Maenalanen went on the trip it seems highly unlikely that either is ready to return.

Skate news:

According to radio play-by-play voice of the Jets on CJOB 680 Paul Edmonds the only lineup change is in goal as Connor Hellebuyck will start. Also looks like the game will start with Ville Heinola and Neal Pionk swapping partners.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

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

Morrissey-DeMelo
Dillon-Heinola
Samberg-Pionk

Hellebuyck
Rittich

Betway Odds:

While the Jets come into the game with the highest winning % in the Western Conference and sit third overall based on points the offsmakers favour the home team. And can you really blame them given the number we started this pre-game report with.  In case you need them again the Bruins are 17-0-2 at home. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Connor Hellebuyck starts?
2) Switching up the D pairs. (:09)
3) Status of Ehlers and Maenalanen? (:28)
4) Mistakes they made against Sens could cost them against better teams (1:00)
5) Being at their best against the Bruins (1:23)
6) Winning five of last six on the road (2:07)
7) Pairing Heinola with Dillon (2:44)
8) Thoughts on Kevin Stenlund (3:30)
9) Reasons for putting Stenlund up the middle. (4:10)
10) Defensive principals which have allowed them to check as well as they have (4:44)

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 6:00 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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