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Game 68: Jets vs. Flyers pre-game report

A look ahead to game 68 for the Jets.

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The Jets are looking to extend their winning streak to five games as they try to keep pace with a Predators team that refuses to lose (10 wins in a row).  This is a Winnipeg team that has really improved their play away from the friendly confines of Bell MTS Place going from 10-10-6 in mid January to improve to 17-10-7 after a run of 7-0-1.

The Flyers on the other hand are looking to avoid extending their losing streak which is currently at three games.  They sit 3rd in the Metropolitan division just two points back of second spot but also just three points up on the Devils who hold the first wild card spot in the East.

The projected lines based on last game against the Devils with the only change being Joe Morrow coming in for Dmitry Kulikov and will likely play on left side with Ben Chiarot flipping back to the right.

Recall:

The Jets announced this morning that Tucker Poolman had been recalled from the Moose.  Manitoba is playing in Chicago tonight.  With Kulikov out this gives the Jets some insurance on the back end.

Morning skate notes:

No morning skate with 12 pm CST puck drop.

Projected Jets lines & D Pairs:

Connor-Little-Wheeler
Ehles-Stastny-Laine
Tanev-Copp**-Armia
Perreault-Hendricks**-Roslovic

Morrissey-Myers
Chiarot-Byfuglien
Morrow-Poolman

Hellebuyck
Hutchinson

Extras: Dano.
Injured: Matthias, Lowry, Trouba, Kulikov, Enstrom* and Mason.

*Tobias Enstrom has been listed as a lower-body injury as per Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press.
** Copp and Hendricks flipped centre spots early in 1st period.

After a day off today the Jets are all back on the ice tomorrow.

Some players will be taking part in the first home pre-season game against the Senators while there are two skate times for the non-game groups.

We will have it all covered on https://illegalcurve.com/

Can only keep a Winnipegger away from Manitoba for so long before the pull to come home gets you.

John Lu will be back in Winnipeg and will provide excellent coverage of the Jets for TSN.

What are your initial thoughts on this hire?

https://illegalcurve.com/john-lu-of-tsn-will-be-returning-to-winnipeg-to-take-over-covering-winnipeg-jets-from-sara-orlesky/

John Lu of TSN will be returning to Winnipeg to take over covering Winnipeg Jets from Sara Orlesky

https://illegalcurve.com/john-lu-of-tsn-will-be-returning-to-winnipeg-to-take-over-covering-winnipeg-jets-from-sara-orlesky/

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