Looks like coach Maurice will use the same lines as he did yesterday (obviously with Bryan Little back on the 2nd line after a maintenance day today) according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. Ken also confirmed that it will be Ondrej Pavelec making his eighth start since his recall from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
Drew Stafford: How is he feeling? Challenge that the Wild present. Patience the key over 60 minutes against Minnesota? On the keys to having a good finish to the season. Can his past experience help? On having depth in the forward group.
Nikolaj Ehlers: On the types of games we see between the Jets and Wild. What makes these tough games? Sense of urgency?
Patrik Laine: On what he expects from the Wild. Does he look at the home stand as make or break? On learning to play D but still scoring goals. Has it been difficult to find balance between his offence and defence? Low scoring vs. high scoring games.
Coach Maurice: Breaks news about Tyler Myers. Stafford return to the lineup. On Claude Julien’s firing, a sobering reminder? More talk about NHL coaching turnover. On facing Minnesota and how the team can rebound from the game on Saturday. How has his group responded to the loss? On Chiarot being a possible player for Friday. Pavelec goes tonight, when might Hellebuyck start?
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
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