Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks: Back-to-Back, Odds, Lineups, More

Mar 2, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Matthieu Perreault (85) skates in against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby (49) during the third period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sport
Mar 2, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets forward Matthieu Perreault (85) skates in against Vancouver Canucks goalie Braden Holtby (49) during the third period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sport /
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The Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks will be facing off against each other for the second night in a row tonight. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. central time.

Last night, the Jets did perform well outshooting the Canucks 40-31, but Thatcher Demko played outstanding and held the Jets to one goal en route to picking up a 3-1 victory for the Canucks.

You can read our game recap of last night’s contest by clicking here or by clicking the “Next” link at the bottom of this article.

The Winnipeg Jets will seek to split this mini-series and clinch third place with a win tonight over the Vancouver Canucks

Although the Jets have clinched a playoff spot and only have two games left in their regular season, there is still a lot to play for. Winnipeg can clinch the third seed in the North Division with a win this evening. A victory tonight will setup a first round playoff series for Winnipeg against the Edmonton Oilers.

This game also marks the last time Winnipeg and Vancouver will face off this season. Currently, the Jets are winning the season series with five wins in eight matchups between these sides.

The Jets will conclude their 2021 regular season on Friday night as they host the Maple Leafs in Winnipeg.

Odds

The Jets are again the favorites for the second straight night. Winnipeg has performed well on the second night of a back-to-back posting a 4-2-0 record.

But the Jets have not won on home ice since April 5th and are struggling to pick up points. Tonight is a toss-up and can go either way.

Where you can Find the Game

TV: TSN3, SNP

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN app, ESPN+

Projected Lineups

team. 107. . 28-23-3. . Winnipeg Jets. 3

Both Tucker Poolman and Neal Pionk did not feature in yesterday’s game and were held out due to “maintenance.”

It is projected that both Poolman and Pionk will come back into the lineup and are projected to replace Logan Stanley and Jordie Benn, who played on a pair together yesterday.

The Jets may make one change on forward. We could see Kristian Vesalinen return to the lineup and replace Jansen Harkins.

Connor Hellebuyck is projected to get the start after he was given the night off yesterday and did not dress. Laurent Brossoit started yesterday evening, while Eric Comrie was the backup.

The Jets are projected to lineup like this:

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Copp-Dubois-Perreault
Stastny-Lowry-Appleton
Vesalinen-Harkins-Lewis

Morrissey-Pionk
Forbort-DeMelo
Poolman-Heinola

Hellebuyck (Brossoit)

team. 104. . 21-26-3. . Vancouver Canucks. 7

After picking up the win last night, Vancouver is expected to keep their skaters the same for tonight and only make one change to their lineup. That change is projected to come in net.

With Thatcher Demko getting the start last night, it is expected that Brayden Holtby will start tonight for the Cancuks. Holtby has a 7-9-2 record with a 3.34 goals against average and a .899 save percentage

The Cancuks are expected to lineup like this:

Hoglander-Miller-Boeser
Pearson-Horvat-Highmore
Michaelis-Graovac-Hawryluk
Vesey-Boyd-MacEwen

Edler-Schmidt
Hughes-Hamonic
Rathbone-Myers

Holtby (Demko)

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Will the Winnipeg Jets win tonight’s game? Leave your comments below!

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