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Game 76: Jets vs Red Wings pre-game report

A look at the projected lineups and pre-game interviews.

The Jets have made some changes ahead of their five-game homestand which saw them switch up the forwards on the first three lines. This game will be the first one for Andrew Copp since his trade last season to the NY Rangers.

Morning Skate news:

As per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV a few players exercising their option including Connor Hellebuyck, Josh Morrissey, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Adam Lowry. The lines and D pairs below are based on yesterday’s practice.

Lineup news:

Head coach Rick Bowness said that Karson Kuhlman comes in for Saku Maenalanen. They’ve also got Logan Stanley on standby as one of their Dmen is a game-time decision.


No Josh Morrissey which means he was the game-time decision. In his place comes Logan Stanley.

Jets projected lines & D pairs:




Players media availability:

Coach media availability:


1) Lineup decisions.
2) What’s he hoping to see up front?
3) What does he want to see from his 4th line?
4) How does he decide from extras who goes in?
5) Thoughts on the Red Wings?
6) What is the “pitch” to 55/80/81?
7) What is it about Namestnikov to have such flexibility?
8) Importance of “low maintenance” players?
9) How much is the move with 55 to lighten his defensive responsibilities?
10) Buying time with the chaos.
11) Jets shots getting blocked.
12) Power in talking about past playoffs/whiteouts.
13) When they get possession, giving forwards permission to fly the zone.

Betway Odds:

The Wings are coming off a 3-2 win last night over the Hurricanes and have now won two straight games. They are a 14-17-5 team on the road as they look to play spoilers for the Jets playoff aspirations. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.

Up Next:

Puck drop is at 7 pm CDT.  Be sure to head over to following the game for a recap of the action which includes post-game interviews from Jets players as well as from head coach Rick Bowness.

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