Final day of practice for the Jets today ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Avalanche which will kick off the four-game home stand here in Winnipeg. The team moves over to the downtown rink for today’s skate.
According to voice of the Winnipeg Jets on TSN Dennis Beyak all players are present and accounted for this AM.
Practice lines & D pairs:
Hellebuyck & Brossoit
Coach Maurice scrum topics: On what makes the Avs top line so dangerous. Are other teams defending the Scheifele line differently this season? Is Hellebuyck starting tomorrow? How does he balance the goalie schedule? Has he been impressed by Brossoit this season? Are the 5 on 5 chances there? Did he see what he was hoping to see from Laine on the Tanev/Lowry line? Is there a different role for Laine now? Is this a by-product of the hardwork of Tanev/Lowry? How hard is it to strike a balance to be fast but also to be quiet (in his approach)? How much of a role model are Wheeler/Scheifele for Laine?
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
In his media availability coach Maurice confirmed that Connor Hellebuyck will get the start tomorrow night against Colorado.
Jets face the Avalanche with AM skate getting underway at 10:30 AM at Bell MTS Place and puck drop at 7 pm.