The conclusion of this three-game homestand in Winnipeg will pit the 11th place Jets against the 1st place Avalanche this evening in Manitoba. Basically it is the first of 11 must-win games and even that wouldn’t likely be enough for the Jets to make the playoffs but as they said in Dumb and Dumber “So you’re saying there’s a chance”.
As per Ken Wiebe it is an optional today although he noted that Blake Wheeler was missing again today. Recently recalled Dylan Samberg was skating today and according to Wieber he didn’t stay on late while Logan Stanley did which looks like the 2017 2nd rounder will play his seventh game in the NHL.
No Blake Wheeler tonight for the Jets as he is out as per interim head coach Dave Lowry. He also confirmed that Logan Stanley is banged up and Dylan Samberg is playing.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
When the top ranked team in the Western Conference rolls into town you can be sure the odds are in their favour although Winnipeg is a team that needs to gain points in the standings as they look to end their slide. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.
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Puck drop is at 7 pm CST. 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 interim head coach Dave Lowry.
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