The Jets fly into Carolina in the second half of a back-to-back situation to face the Hurricanes. The previous night, the Jets did not look ready to go and resulted in a 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
Things did not go well against the Bruins, the Jets were able to get only 12 shots on net and the Jets could not provide an answer for the Bruins’ offence. However, today is a new day, so look for the Jets to have a little extra jump to make up for the embarrassing game the night before.
Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2)
The only line up change for the Jets will be Connor Hellebuyck playing in net. Adam Lowry scored the lone goal against the Bruins, but the Jets will need their top players to be involved, if they are to win this afternoon’s game.
Carolina Hurricanes (6-6-4)
Carolina enters this afternoon’s affair in the midst of a 3 game win streak and in their final game of a 5 game home stand. The Hurricanes beat the East’s best, the Canadiens, 3-2 on Friday handing the Canadiens their 3rd regulation loss of the season.
Cam Ward will get the nod in net again and this is his 6th consecutive start. He has a GAA of 2.47 and a save percentage of .912 percent in 12 games this season.
The Canes have gone 16 for 16 on the penalty kill and have the leagues best penalty kill at 90.7 percent.
Victor Rask and Jeff Skinner are tied for the scoring lead at 14 points a piece.
Game Predictions: The Jets are going to fly in this game. They are going to be looking to make up for their dismal effort against the Bruins. Look for a 3-1 win for the Jets.
Obvious Prediction: Mark Scheifele will be involved in all goals. scoring 1 and assisting on the other 2.
Not So Obvious Prediction: The Jets will score on the powerplay, getting a goal on the league’s best penalty kill.