Jeff Skinner – Riley Nash – Chris Terry
Nathan Gerbe – Andrei Loktionov – Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman – Manny Malhotra – Radek Dvorak
Andrej Sekera – Brett Bellemore
Ron Hainsey – Ryan Murphy
Jay Harrison – Mike Komisarek
Anton Khudobin/Cam Ward
Injuries and scratches (as of 3/20): Elias Lindholm (illness), Jiri Tlusty (lower-body injury), Justin Faulk (illness), John-Michael Liles (concussion).Jets’ LineupAndrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Michael FrolikEric Tangradi – Olli Jokinen – Blake WheelerEvander Kane – Eric O’Dell – Devin SetoguchiMatt Halischuk – Patrice Cormier – Anthony Peluso Keaton Ellerby – Tobias EnstromJacob Trouba – Mark StuartPaul Postma – Adam Pardy Al Montoya/Michael HutchinsonPossible Scratches: Mark Scheifele, James Wright, Dustin Byfuglien, John Albert, Chris Thorburn, Grant Clitsome and Ondrej Pavelec (Injured).
The Hurricanes defense let them down last night, and the team will desperately need a rebound even if it’s not playing an offensively gifted team like the Blackhawks.
One player that could really improve is Andrej Sekera, who had one of his random bad games that he has every now and then.
Anton Khudobin played fine last night, but Cam Ward is likely to be the starter.
Jiri Tlusty and John-Michael Liles both missed last night and I would be surprised if they are back in the lineup tonight.
Ever since former Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice took over, the Jets have been on a turnaround and for the first time since the team moved to the city, it looks like the playoffs could be a possibility.
However, the team still has a fight in front of it with six points separating the Jets from the last wild card spot and an unhealthy 3-4-3 record in their last 10. One thing that could be the cause of that is a deal of injuries, especially the ones bothering Mark Sheifele, Dustin Byfuglien and Ondrej Pavelec.
Winnipeg will come into this one hungry and playing a team that is pretty much out of the playoff race entirely. Canes may be able to catch them by surprise, but the Jets will try to not make that a possibility.
Blake Wheeler leads the team with 59 points in 71 games. Brian Little has 55 in 71.
A recap will be posted after the game.