The Edmonton Oilers visit Bell MTS Place and except for the top six forwards and Dustin Byfuglien, you can expect a completely different lineup for the Jets tonight. Goalie Steve Mason will make his much anticipated Jets debut as will defensemen Dmitri Kulikov, Sami Niku along with forward Matt Hendricks.
Jets preseason game #2
Edmonton Oilers (2-0-0)
Winnipeg Jets (0-0-1)
September 20, 2017 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST – Bell MTS Place
Radio: TSN 1260
WINNIPEG JETS: LINES & NOTES
Patrik Laine – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault – Bryan Little – Nik Ehlers
Shawn Matthias – Jack Roslovic – Nic Petan
Andrew Copp – Matt Hendricks – Brandon Tanev
Jacob Trouba – Josh Morrissey
Dustin Byfulien – Sami Niku
Tyler Myers – Dmitri Kulikov
- As mentioned, Steve Mason gets the start and makes his debut for the Jets tonight. He will likely go the distance much like Connor Hellebuyck did the other night vs the Wild. Michael Hutchinson is his backup.
- The Jets “top six” remains the same, but the battle to figure out who gets put into the third and fourth lines continues including the debut of former Oiler Matt Hendricks who has gotten a fair amount of attention and it doesn’t look like there are any plans to have him be an AHL-bound veteran or a press box jockey.
Which player making his #NHLJets debut tonight are you most anxious to see?
— JetsNation (@NHLJetsNation) September 20, 2017
EDMONTON OILERS: LINES & NOTES
As of publishing time, we’re not certain on actual forward lines, but your Oiler forwards are as follows..
Jussi Jokinen, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Kailer Yamamoto, Jujhar Khaira, Mark Letestu, Zack Kassian, Ty Rattie, Mitch Callahan, Chris Kelly, Brad Malone, Joseph Gambardella, Patrick Russel, Joey Laleggia
The D pairings should look like this..
Kris Russell – Matt Benning
Ryan Stanton – Eric Gryba
Yohann Auvitu – Ryan Mantha
- Laurent Brossoit and Nick Ellis will split time in goal for the Oilers tonight, each of them going about half a game each.
- Jets killer Mark Letestu already has two goals this preseason that he scored against Calgary on Monday, he may score 7 more tonight against Winnipeg.
- Kailer Yamamoto was the Oilers first round pick from this past entry draft and had a very strong debut.