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.
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:
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.