The Jets have been saying and doing all the right things since Monday’s night’s collapse against the Oilers and it will have to be done against the backdrop of being without Nikolaj Ehlers and Adam Lowry.
The Jets made a swap of seven players this morning between the taxi squad and Manitoba Moose.
As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet centre Adam Lowry remains in a non-contact uniform.
Coach Maurice confirms same lineup as last game.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
Oilers projected lines & D pairs:
Via Mark Spector of Sportsnet here is how the Oilers are lining up for tonight’s game.
Kahun, McDavid, Puljujarvi
Nugent-Hopkins, Draisaitl, Yamamoto
Neal, Haas, Chiasson
Shore, McLeod, Archibald
Players media availability:
Coach media availability:
1. Importance of the forecheck.
2. Guys like Connor and Ehlers dropping the gloves.
3. What are the reviews on the players recalled from Moose.
4. Lineup for tonight?
5. Last shot at the Oilers, is there urgency to get a win tnt?
6. Balancing act between getting game right to high risk plays.
7. How far does he feel the team is from “finding their game”?
8. How difficult is it to play vs a goalie like Mike Smith?
9. Maintaining Good habits vs turning bad habits back into good habits.
Puck drop is at 8:00 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).