The Winnipeg Jets finish their five-game homestand tonight at Bell MTS Place when they face off against the Edmonton Oilers. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. central time.
This is also the second game of a two-game mini-series between the Jets and Oilers. On Monday night, Edmonton capitalized on an array of Winnipeg turnovers en route to a 6-1 victory. You can read our recap of the game by clicking here or the “NEXT” link at the bottom of this article.
With the loss on Monday, Winnipeg has yet to win or pick up any points on this homestand. In their four prior games of this run of contests in Winnipeg, the Jets carry a 0-4-0 record and have been outscored 18-5.
The Winnipeg Jets seek their first win of this homestand and can jump back into second place with a win against the Edmonton Oilers
The Jets currently sit in third place in the North Division and are one point behind the Oilers, although the Oilers have two games in hand on Winnipeg. A regulation win for Winnipeg would propel them back into second, but a regulation loss would give Edmonton a solid three-point gap with those games in hand.
Tonight’s matchup between Winnipeg and Edmonton will also be the last time these sides will match up against each other in the 2021 regular season.
The Jets are the underdogs in tonight’s matchup and this should come as no surprise.
Winnipeg is currently on their longest losing streak of the season and have been terrible during this homestand. Also, the Oilers have played extremely well against the Jets, winning six of the eight prior contests between the sides.
Where you can Find the Game
TV: TSN3, SNW
Radio: 680 CJOB
Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN app
Winnipeg Jets 27-18-3
Although the Winnipeg Jets lost by a commanding margin two nights ago, if yesterday’s practice lines are any indication of how they will lineup tonight, then they will not be making any changes to their lineup.
Adam Lowry participated in practice yesterday but was wearing a non-contact jersey and it is projected he will not feature tonight.
Winnipeg’s defense is projected to remain the same and Connor Hellebuyck is projected to get the start in goal.
The Jets are projected to lineup like this:
Edmonton Oilers 28-16-2
Just like the Jets, Edmonton is projected to use the same exact lineup as Monday’s game for tonight’s game.
Connor McDavid will look to build on his performance from Monday. McDavid had a hat trick and an assist in the victory.
Mike Smith is projected to be named Edmonton’s starter. Smith stopped 36 of 37 shots faced in game one of this series.
The Oilers are expected to lineup like this:
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