It has been a long time since we have seen the Winnipeg Jets play in a game. The Jets’ last game was Sunday, December 19, in which they beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 and Dave Lowry got his first win as Winnipeg’s head coach.
After two long weeks and five postponed games, the Jets will finally be returning to action tomorrow as they head to Las Vegas to face off against the Golden Knights.
Usually, when there is a long layoff for a team, it may take that team time to get up to speed and back into game fitness. We have seen this during the playoffs, especially with the Jets last summer. Winnipeg swept the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the postseason then had an eight-day off period as they waited for their next opponent and then got swept by the Montreal Canadiens. This can ill-afford to happen this year as the Jets look to climb back into playoff position.
The Winnipeg Jets need to learn from their experiences and be ready from the start especially considering their opponent’s circumstances
The Golden Knights have already played twice since the holiday break and won both games to increase their Pacific Division lead to three points.
Vegas played well in both of their games. Last Tuesday they beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 and yesterday (December 31) they had a great 3-1 win versus the Anaheim Ducks.
Vegas is hitting their stride right now and playing great hockey as of late and the Jets have had an extremely long time in between games. The Golden Knights are going to come out strong and have their top game on home ice, therefore the Jets need to have their “A Game” if they want to leave Sin City with two points.
Stay tuned to our site tomorrow morning as we will have a game preview including odds and where to watch for the Jets vs. Golden Knights game.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: Will the Winnipeg Jets win their first game of the new year tomorrow? Leave your comments below!