Winnipeg Jets vs Canucks Preview: Jets Head to Vancouver for Two

The Winnipeg Jets start the backend of their four-game road trip tonight, as they kick off a two-game series in Vancouver against the Canucks.

Puck drop at Rogers Arena for tonight’s clash between the Jets and the Canucks is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. central time.

The Jets have split the first two games of this current road trip. On Monday night they beat the Oilers 6-5 and then the Oilers got revenge on Wednesday beating the Jets 3-2.

On the other hand, the Canucks are coming into tonight off of what could be considered their best game of the season on Wednesday. A three-goal second period performance led the Canucks to a 5-1 victory over the Flames in Calgary.

The Winnipeg Jets look to get back to their winning ways tonight against the Vancouver Canucks.

It is fair to say that the Jets have been inconsistent this month. In their eight prior games in February, the Jets have a 4-3-1 record.

It is great to know that even though the Jets have been playing .500 hockey this month they are currently fourth in the North Division standings.

Tonight should be a fun game to watch as the Canucks are two points behind the Jets, even though the Jets have four games in hand. This gives the Jets a great opportunity to space themselves from the Canucks in the standings with two wins this weekend.

Odds

The Action network lists the Jets as the underdogs in tonight’s matchup.

This game is a toss-up. Both teams have been inconsistent as of late and you do not really know what to expect from each team tonight.

The Jets have responded well this season after losing their prior game, so expect a good showing from the Jets tonight.

Where you can Find the Game

TV: TSN3, SNP, NHLN

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN app

Projected Lineups

Winnipeg Jets 9-6-1

The Winnipeg Jets could be getting Pierre-Luc Dubois back in the lineup tonight after he was placed on the injured reserve, but Paul Maurice also said that the Jets will be cautious regarding his return to the lineup.

The Jets are expected to have a similar lineup to Wednesday evening against the Oilers. There is a chance we could see a change or two on the fourth line and/or third defensive pairing.

Connor Hellebuyck is projected to start in goal tonight. So far this season, Hellebuyck has a 7-5-1 record with a .261 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

The Jets are projected to lineup like this:

Copp-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Ehlers
Perreault-Lowry-Appleton
Vesalainen-Harkins-Lewis

Morrissey-Poolman
Forbort-Pionk
Beaulieu-DeMelo

Hellebuyck (Brossoit)

Vancouver Canucks 8-11-1

The Canucks are not expected to make any changes to their Wednesday night roster that got the victory in Calgary.

Brayden Holtby is projected to get the start after playing outstanding in his last outing. He mad 25 saves on 36 shots faced.

The Canucks are expected to lineup like this:

Pearson-Horvat-Hoglander
Miller-Pettersson-Boeser
Roussel-Sutter-Gaudette
Eriksson-Beagle-Virtanen

Edler-Schmidt
Hughes-Benn
Juolevi-Myers

Holtby (Demko)

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