0Mar 21, 2017; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets center Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers at MTS Centre. Winnipeg Jets win 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: © Bruce Fedyck | 2017 Mar 21

JGD75: Game 2 Of The California Showdown: Jets Strike Back

Welcome to game 75 of the Jets’ season. The Jets were roughed up last night against the Kings. but they are back in the ring against the Anaheim Ducks tonight. This is the last game of their two game road trip, hopefully the Jets are able to make it out alive and with a point or two. The Jets have yet to beat the Ducks this season and look to change this with  win tonight.

Perreault and Laine scored for the Jets in their loss, while the Ducks have had a little rest since their 4-3 win against Edmonton.

Lets look at the line ups.

Winnipeg Jets (33-34-7, 5th in Central Division)

LW C RW
Nikolaj Ehlers
Nikolaj Ehlers
Bryan Little
Bryan Little
Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine
Mathieu Perreault
Mathieu Perreault
Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele
Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
Andrew Copp
Andrew Copp
Adam Lowry
Adam Lowry
Joel Armia
Joel Armia
Brandon Tanev
Brandon Tanev
Nicolas Petan
Nicolas Petan
Chris Thorburn
Chris Thorburn

Marko Dano was banged up last night against the Kings and is unfortunately out tonight against the Ducks. Brandon Tanev will draw into the line up.

With Laine and Perreault scoring, hopefully they can produce again for the Jets tonight. Laine moved into the rookie scoring lead last night with the points accumulated. Laine missed the Jets’ first game against the Ducks and will hopefully surprise the team with is shot.

So far we have not heard official word about Byfuglien being out for tonight’s game. If he is out, he will be sorely missed because he has averaged around 27 minutes per game. Brenden Kichton was called up from the Moose as well, to compensate for Byfuglien potentially being placed on the injured reserve.

Michael Hutchinson should get the start. Hellebuyck played last night and this is the second game of a back to back.


Anaheim Ducks (39-23-11, 2nd in Pacific Division)

LW C RW
Rickard Rakell
Rickard Rakell
Ryan Getzlaf
Ryan Getzlaf
Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves
Andrew Cogliano
Andrew Cogliano
Ryan Kesler
Ryan Kesler
Jakob Silfverberg
Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie
Nick Ritchie
Antoine Vermette
Antoine Vermette
Corey Perry
Corey Perry
Chris Wagner
Chris Wagner
Nate Thompson
Nate Thompson
Jared Boll
Jared Boll

The Jets will have their work cut out for them as they try to shutdown the Ducks’ offense, even if the Ducks are hampered by Carlyle’s coaching.. Ryan Getzlaf leads the Ducks with 62 points (14 goals and 48 assists), while Rickard Rakell leads the Ducks in goals with 32. Rakell scored when the Jets played the Ducks last.

Defensive Pairings
Cam Fowler
Cam Fowler
Sami Vatanen
Sami Vatanen
Hampus Lindholm
Hampus Lindholm
Josh Manson
Josh Manson
Korbinian Holzer
Korbinian Holzer
Kevin Bieksa
Kevin Bieksa

Cam Fowler leads the Ducks defensive core with 34 points.

Jonathon Bernier will most likely get the start for the Ducks. He has gone 7-1-1 with a GAA of 1.64 and a .948 save percentage. Bernier looks to add to his roll with his 10th start in March.