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Game 53: Jets vs Senators pre-game report

A look at the game 53 projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The Jets will look to continue getting back on track tonight against the Senators, a team that has won two straight and are 7-2-1 in their last ten games.

Morning skate:

It was an optional skate for the Jets this morning according to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press.  Mike confirmed that Connor Hellebuyck was first off and will start tonight.

Lineup news:

Jets coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Neil Pionk isn’t playing tonight. Jordie Benn will be in paired with Ville Heinola.  Also Ville Heinola will be on the second power play unit.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Stastny-Dubois-Perreault
Copp-Lowry-Appleton
Harkins-Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-DeMelo
Forbort-Poolman
Heinola-Benn

Hellebuyck
Brossoit

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Status of Neil Pionk?
2) Schedule for Connor Hellebuyck
3) How will he adjust his D pairings?
4) Is Nikolaj Ehlers still on to start game 1 of playoffs?
5) What elements of Senators game can help ramp them up?
6) Kyle Connor’s goal drought.
7) Where does he feel Pierre-Luc Dubois’ line is at right now?
8) Are his forward lines set for the playoffs?
9) D men on the power play?

Health news:

Defenceman Neal Pionk won’t play tonight and was listed as day-to-day.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 6:00 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).

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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