Winnipeg Jets vs Canucks Preview: Jets Look to Win Game-Two

After the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks faced off last than 24 hours ago, these sides are back in action tonight at 7:00 p.m. central time, as they finish off their two-game series in Winnipeg.

Last night did not go well for the Jets. For the first time this season, the Jets were shutout as they lost to the Cancuks 4-0 on home ice.

The Jets could not generate any momentum and could not mount a comeback as Thatcher Demko played extremely well and stopped all 27 shots he faced.

The Winnipeg Jets look to win tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks before hitting the road for five games

Tonight will be the Jets’ last home game until March 15. After tonight the Jets will head to Montreal for two games against the Canadiens and then to Toronto for a three-game series against the Maple Leafs.

Odds

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

This is the third time the Jets have played back-to-back games on back-to-back days. In the two previous times, the Jets have dropped the first game and responded with a win in the second game.

Where you can Find the Game

TV: TSN3, SNP

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN app, ESPN+

Projected Lineups

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Winnipeg Jets 13-7-1

Winnipeg is projected to make a couple of changes after yesterday’s performance. The first change the Jets are expected to make is in net.

Laurent Brossoit is projected to get the start after Connor Hellebuyck started yesterday. Brossoit’s last start was on February 19 in Vancouver and he played outstanding en route to picking up a 2-0 shutout win.

Winnipeg is expected to keep their forward lines the same, but we could see a change on defense. It is projected that Tucker Poolman will return from injury and replace Sami Niku on a pair with Dylan DeMelo.

The Jets are projected to lineup like this:

Dubois-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Ehlers
Copp-Lowry-Appleton
Perreault-Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-Beaulieu
Forbort-Pionk
Poolman-DeMelo

Brossoit (Hellebuyck)

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Vancouver Canucks 9-14-2

Vancouver is not projected to make any changes to their forward combinations or defensive pairings after breaking their four-game losing streak yesterday evening.

The one change the Cancuks are projected to make is in goal. Since Demko started last night, it is expected that the Cancuks will give him the night off and Brayden Holtby will be given the start.

The Canucks are expected to lineup like this:

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

Edler-Schmidt
Hughes-Hamonic
Benn-Myers

Holtby (Demko)

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