The Jets are currently undefeated at Bell MTS Place (in all of two games) and look to keep that streak alive against an Oilers team that hasn’t played in four days although in their last game they did pick up their first victory of the season. Of course any team with Connor McDavid is a threat and with the Jets unhappy with how they played against the Hurricanes on Sunday, you shouldn’t expect the home side to take the visitors too lightly.
AM skate notes:
Optional skate as per Mitchell Clinton of Jets TV although both Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey who didn’t skate yesterday are on the ice today. No Byfuglien or Myers and only 10 forwards.
Coach Maurice confirms that Dustin Byfuglien will not play tonight so big 33 will miss his second consecutive game with an upper-body injury.
Jets projected lines, D pairs & starting goalie:
Coach Maurice: Update on Byfuglien. Brendan Lemieux getting into the lineup. On Lemieux’s skill set. Is it by design that Lemieux is on a line with Perreault? The chemistry between Lemieux and Roslovic. On the benefit to Vesalainen watching from above. What are the challenges to McDavid’s explosiveness? How much focus is on McDavid from a coaching perspective ahead of the game? What does he think about the best player in the NHL debate? What is the message to Vesalainen/Lemieux/Petan?
Oilers projected lines, D pairs and starting goalie:
Nugent–Hopkins – McDavid – Rattie
Edmtonon news via beat writer Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal.
Puck drop is at 7 pm.