Winnipeg Jets vs Nashville Predators Preview: Road Trip Game Six

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The Winnipeg Jets are finally near the backend of this extremely long road trip to start January 2022. Tonight the Jets head to Nashville to take on the Predators in what is the Jets’ sixth game of their eight-game road trip. The opening puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. central time.

The Jets have started this road trip well as they have picked up points in four out of their five prior games and currently have a 3-1-1 record.

Winnipeg is coming into Nashville after suffering a tough loss on Tuesday night in Washington D.C. against the Capitals. The Jets had an early 2-0 lead just over two minutes into the game, but then the Capitals scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored near the end of regulation to tie the game at three and force the game into overtime. Tom Wilson then scored the overtime winner for Washington to give them a 4-3 victory.

The Winnipeg Jets look for two points against the Nashville Predators who have struggled as of late

The Predators are currently on a losing streak as they have dropped their last four games (0-3-1 record). On Tuesday the Predators lost on home ice to the Vancouver Cancuks by a 3-1 scoreline.

Winnipeg Jets Lineup News

Nikolaj Ehlers will miss tonight’s game and the rest of the road trip after leaving Tuesday’s loss in the third period due to taking a knee-on-knee hit from Dmitry Orlov. Orlov was not penalized on the play, but yesterday he received a two-game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for kneeing.

Both Paul Stastny and Blake Wheeler participated in the Jets’ optional practice yesterday. Dave Lowry indicated that he is hopeful that Stastny will be able to play tonight, while Wheeler will not play tonight.

Evgeny Svechnikov is also projected to return to Winnipeg’s lineup for tonight’s important divisional game.


The Winnipeg Jets are the underdogs in tonight’s game, courtesy of WynnBET.

The Jets and Predators have already met once this year, back in October, and the Jets were victorious in that contest, winning that game 6-4.

Nashville has 51 points from 41 games played while the Jets have amassed 40 points in 35 games played.

Besides the Jets 7-1 loss in Colorado, Winnipeg has played well on the road recently, while Nashville has struggled over the past four games.

Where to Catch the Game


Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream:, TSN App, ESPN+

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Will the Winnipeg Jets keep their two-game point streak alive and win tonight in Nashville? Leave your comments below!

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