Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning: Jets Look to Split Homestand

Jan 17, 2020; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) tangle up in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 17, 2020; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) tangle up in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) in the third period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Winnipeg Jets are at the fourth and final game of this early march homestand as they host the reigning back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, tonight at the Canada Life Centre. The opening puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. central time.

The Jets are looking for a better performance compared to their last time out. On Sunday night, the Jets were no match for Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers as the Jets lost 4-1.

With that loss, the Jets’ current record for this four-game homestand is 1-1-1 and they now sit eight points behind the Nashville Predators who are in the second Western Conference Wild Card spot.

The Winnipeg Jets look to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning who have started March extremely well

Tonight is the second game of a five-game road trip for Tampa Bay. They started the trip well on Sunday with a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Since March has begun, the Lightning have a 3-1-0 record.

Tampa Bay is in second place in the Atlantic Division and sits one point behind the Florida Panthers. The Lightning do have a game in hand on their Florida counterparts and this divisional race should be fun to watch the rest of the season.

Odds

The Winnipeg Jets are listed as the Underdogs for tonight’s matchup, courtesy of WynnBET.

This is a tough matchup for the Jets considering how they have been extremely inconsistent as of late and the Lightning are one of the best road teams in the NHL.

Also, the Jets have struggled immensely against Eastern Conference opponents posting a 4-10-2 record in those games.

Where to Catch the Game

TV: TSN3, BSSUN

Radio: 680 CJOB

Livestream: ESPN+, TSN.ca, TSN APP

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