Winnipeg Jets vs SJ Sharks Preview: End of Season Series, Odds, Lineups, +

Oct 30, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Nicolas Meloche (53) attempts to defend against Winnipeg Jets defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Nicolas Meloche (53) attempts to defend against Winnipeg Jets defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (28) during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Winnipeg Jets host the San Jose Sharks at the Canada Life Centre tonight. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. central time.

The Jets are coming into this game on a two-game losing streak. On Tuesday night, they lost to the St. Louis Blues in a shootout. You can read Dan St. Joseph’s fantastic analysis of that game by clicking here or the “NEXT” link at the bottom of this game preview.

Tonight is the Sharks’ second game of their current five-game road trip. Two nights ago, San Jose started their trip with an impressive 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames, who going into that game were on a ten-game point streak.

This is the last time the Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks will faceoff during the 2021-2022 regular season

Although we are just under a full month into the season, this is the third and final regular-season game between the Jets and Sharks and the first time they will be matching up against each other in Winnipeg. The Sharks have won both games of the season series including winning one in regulation and in overtime.

Odds

The Winnipeg Jets come into tonight as the favorites, courtesy of WynnBET.

As stated above, the Jets have yet to beat the Sharks this season, but both games were in San Jose and were decided by one goal.

I would expect tonight to be no different than the first two matchups between these sides. Expect this game to go down to the wire.

Projected Lineups

107. . 6-3-3. . Winnipeg Jets. . team

The biggest lineup question for the Jets for tonight’s game is the availability of Paul Stastny. Stastny missed the last game and did not practice yesterday. Stastny looks doubtful to play this evening, but there is a small chance he could play if all goes well during the morning skate.

If Stastny does not play, the Jets are expected to use the same lineup as they did during Tuesday’s loss. Connor Hellebuyck is projected to start in net for Winnipeg.

Here’s how the Jets are projected to lineup:

Connor-Dubois-Svechnikov
Harkins-Copp-Ehlers
Lowry-Scheifele-Wheeler
Vesalainen-Nash-Toninato

Dillon-Pionk
Morrissey-Schmidt
Stanley-DeMelo

Hellebuyck (Comrie)

. San Jose Sharks. . team. 120. . 7-4-1

One thing you will notice concerning the Sharks is some of their “big names” are not listed on the lineup below. According to the Daily Faceoff, the Sharks have seven players on their injured reserve.  Those seven players are Timo Meier, Erik Karlsson, Kevin Labanc. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Matthew Nieto, Jacob Middleton, and Radim Simek.

San Jose is expected to use the same act lineup for this game as the lineup that got the win in their last game.

Adin Hill is projected to start after an impressive performance on Tuesday. He made 31 saves on 32 shots faced en route to picking up the victory.

Here is how the Sharks are expected to lineup :

Bonino-Couture-Dahlen
Barabanov-Hertl-Balcers
Cogliano-Weatherby-Merkley
Gadjovich-Pederson-Leonard

Ferraro-Burns
Hatakka-Meloche
Megna-Merkley

Hill (Reimer)

Where to Catch the Game

TV: TSN3, BSMW

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: TSN.ca, TSN APP, ESPN

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Will the Winnipeg Jets beat the Sharks for the first time this season? Leave your predictions in the comments section below!

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