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Game 5 of the pre-season: Jets vs Flames pre-game report

A look at the pre-season game 5 projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The Jets are 2-1-1 in their pre-season exhibition games and will look to close things out with a home and home series with the Flames which starts tonight in Winnipeg.

Pre-skate news:

The Jets announced that goalie Arvid Holm had been recalled from the Moose this morning.

Morning skate:

According to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun no Connor Hellebuyck on the ice at morning skate.  Worth noting that Scott indicates he was informed that Hellebuyck skated with the other likely scratches (Kovacevic, Capobianco, Wheeler, Dubois and Harkins) earlier.

He provides the lines and D pairs below. Obviously two of the D will be scratched but that remains to be see which two.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:



Players media availability:

Coach media availability:


1) What is on the ‘to do’ list to get team ready for home opener?
2) Conversations with bubble guys about making team (1:39)
3) Assessment to how team has adapted to his systems (2:37)
4) Getting to know players on and off ice (3:36)
5) What can team building in Banff do for them? (4:28)
6) Is tonight a “last chance” for some players? (5:37)
7) Has he seen any separation the last few days? (6:47)
8) Could he see Nikolaj Ehlers take the next step? (7:13)
9) Which two defencemen will not play? (8:13)
10) Is this lineup close enough to allow him to properly assess things? (8:33)

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CDT. Reminder that the game is only being streamed on the Jets YouTube channel.  Be sure to head over to 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.