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Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 Game 3: Jets vs. Predators pre-game report

Getting you set up for Game 3 of Round 2 between the Jets and Predators.

Jets vs Preds

The Jets held an optional practice on Monday so we didn’t get any insight into any potential roster changes ahead of game 3.  With Mathieu Perreault trading his non-contact uniform for a regular one perhaps there is a chance that he draws into the game.  We will find out today and for now the projected lines and D pairs based on the last game.

AM Skate Notes:

According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun it looks like there is a change today as Mathieu Perreault has gone back to the non-contact uniform.  Ken also indicated that Joel Armia and Dmitry Kulikov remain in non-contact jerseys.

Projected lines and D pairs based on last game:




Extra: Matthias, Dano, Morrow, Poolman and Hutchinson.
Injured: Perreault, Armia & Kulikov


Blake Wheeler

Paul Stastny

Mark Scheifele

Ben Chiarot

Nikolaj Ehlers

Coach Maurice:  How has the team handled the low of being scored on in double OT?  Impact of Paul Stastny down the stretch for the club.  What has brought out the offense in Brandon Tanev?  On the between the whistle activity.  Did he see Byfuglien “punch” his teammates after the Jets scored.  What was the biggest challenge of the Ryan Johansen line?  What did the group do better in game 2 to generate more offensive time?  More on Tanev’s game.  How much harder is it to establish “your game” against a team that has a similar style?  Is it unusual not to be chasing specific matchups?  Is it refreshing as a coach not to have to worry as the matchups?  His thoughts on the playoff format?

Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.