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JNGD 17 Flight Plan: Everything Is Ducky

It’s Jets Hall Of Fame Night as Winnipeg will honour Dale Hawerchuk with a raising of his number 10 to the rafters (not retired mind you, but “honoured”) and the on the ice the Jets will look to make it two wins in as many games against the Arizona Coyotes.

Jets Regular Season Game #17

Arizona Coyotes (2-14-3)
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Winnipeg Jets (9-4-3)

November 14, 2017 – Puck drop: 6:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB

TV: TSN 3
Radio: TSN 1260

Recently for the Jets…
And recently for the Coyotes…
And recently between the two teams…

This is the second of a home and away series between the two teams, the first game of course having been won by the Jets with a third period three goal rally.

You could have excused Jets fans for getting antsy when the Coyotes took a first period lead on Saturday night given what had happened the previous night in Vegas and considering the Jets again looked flat to start the game in Arizona.

You could have also excused Coyotes fans for rolling their eyes and wondering just how their club would blow this one goal lead this time. The Coyotes scoring first in games and then coughing up that advantage has been a bit of a common theme for them so far this season.

In the end, the Jets kept up their strong play against the former original Jets as they’ve now won six of their last eight games against Arizona. They are also perfect in Winnipeg against them since the Thrashers move up north, going 7-0-0 when hosting the Coyotes at Bell MTS Place.

Tonight kicks off a bit of a home stand for the Jets as they host Philadelphia and New Jersey later on this week, the Jets so far are 4-2-1 at home. As for the Coyotes, they had just come off a three game eastern US road swing before playing at home on Saturday and not are off on a tour of Canada starting in the Peg tonight before heading off to face the Leafs, Habs and Sens over the next three games. It goes without saying that the Coyotes still have yet to win a game in regulation time this season and this latest stretch of games for them hasn’t helped at all.

No changes to the Jets lineup from Saturday save for in goal where Connor Hellebuyck gets the nod and looks to rebound from a tough start in Vegas. Tyler Myers and Josh Morrissey both had injury scares but seem to be good to go for tonight. Mathieu Perreault is now skating in a full contact practice jersey but will not draw into the lineup quite yet.

Winnipeg Jets Lines

Lines courtesy of DailyFaceoff.com

LW C RW
Kyle Connor
Kyle Connor
Mark Scheifele
Mark Scheifele
Blake Wheeler
Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers
Nikolaj Ehlers
Bryan Little
Bryan Little
Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp
Andrew Copp
Adam Lowry
Adam Lowry
Brandon Tanev
Brandon Tanev
Shawn Matthias
Shawn Matthias
Matt Hendricks
Matt Hendricks
Joel Armia
Joel Armia
Defensive Pairings
Josh Morrissey
Josh Morrissey
Jacob Trouba
Jacob Trouba
Tobias Enstrom
Tobias Enstrom
Dustin Byfuglien
Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov
Dmitry Kulikov
Tyler Myers
Tyler Myers
Goalies
Connor Hellebuyck
Connor Hellebuyck
Steve Mason
Steve Mason

Arizona Coyotes Lines

LW C RW
Max Domi
Max Domi
Derek Stepan
Derek Stepan
Clayton Keller
Clayton Keller
Tobias Rieder
Tobias Rieder
Christian Dvorak
Christian Dvorak
Christian Fischer
Christian Fischer
Brendan Perlini
Brendan Perlini
Mario Kempe
Mario Kempe
Anthony Duclair
Anthony Duclair
Jordan Martinook
Jordan Martinook
Brad Richardson
Brad Richardson
Zac Rinaldo
Zac Rinaldo
Defensive Pairings
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Jason Demers
Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski
Alex Goligoski
Luke Schenn
Luke Schenn
Kevin Connauton
Kevin Connauton
Dakota Mermis
Dakota Mermis
Goalies
Antti  Raanta
Antti Raanta
Scott Wedgewood
Scott Wedgewood

Gameday Prediction…

The Jets can’t lose on Dale Hawerchuk night.. Can they?

The answer is no. Not at home against the Coyotes.

Jets win 5-2 .. After giving up the first goal of the game because why not.