Many believed the Jets were going to employ the same blueprint last night against the Kings that they used so well on Monday in a 4-0 shutout of the previously undefeated Blues. Instead it was a wild, see-saw affair which saw L.A. dominate but Connor Hellebuyck kept his team in it until they opportunistically got back into the game and then rode that to a unexpected 6-4 win.
With tonight being a back-to-back and with Connor Hellebuyck having faced 43 shots the expectation is David Rittich will be in net when they take on Arizona. Logan Stanley‘s health remains a question mark after he missed the game last night.
No morning skate after playing last night. For now the projected lines are based on last night’s game.
Jets projected lines & D pairs:
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Assistant coach Brad Lauer confirmed that the only lineup change will be David Rittich in net.
Having won two straight, in wildly different manners, the Jets come into tonight’s game against the 1.0 version of themselves as the favourites. Will playing a home opener change the manner in which the Coyotes come out? Apparently, the rink itself may prove to be something of a major home ice advantage so that is a significant unknown heading into the game. Be sure to check out the latest game day odds from Betway.
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Puck drop is at 9:30 pm CDT. 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 associate coach Scott Arniel.
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