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The last game of what has been a pretty successful ten game home stand that has seen the Jets go 6-2-1 happens tonight as the Jets will host the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles Kings (31-22-5)
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Winnipeg Jets (35-15-9)

February 20, 2018 – Puck drop: 7:00 PM CST
Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, MB.
TV: TSN3 – Radio: TSN 1290

Recently for the Jets…

The Jets have been an offensive juggernaut the last couple of games, outscoring their opposition by a 13-3 score. Chances are if you name almost any Jet – especially any in the top six group of forwards – you’ll be able to spit out a set of offensive numbers that rangers from “good” (such as Brian Little with three points in his last three games) to “ridiculous” (Blake Wheeler with nine points in his last five games) .. Throw in some strong goaltending from Connor Hellebuyck and solid defense from a group without it’s number one player in Jacob Trouba, and suddenly Jets fans are asking the question.. Do they even need to make a trade? Things are really good in The Peg.

Recently for the Kings…

Los Angeles has won their last two games on the road – the last being a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last night – and are right in the thick of a hunt for third place in the pacific division. They have yet to string together three wins in a row since the calendar turned over to 2018, so they will be anxious to try and pick up a W tonight. Jonathan Quick was in goal for the Kings last night in Chicago, so the Jets will get the task of trying to beat Darcy Kuemper tonight. Kuemper has a 9-3-1 record this season with a .934 save percentage.

Recently between both teams…

This is the second of three meetings between the clubs this season, the last was back on November 22 where the Jets squeaked out a 2-1 win for their first regulation win in franchise history in Los Angeles. Steve Mason was in goal for that game, tonight Connor Hellebuyck gets his turn. Conor has had two previous games against the Kings and is 1-1-0 with an .892 save percentage.

Winnipeg Jets Lines

LW C RW
Kyle Connor
KYLE CONNOR
Mark Scheifele
MARK SCHEIFELE
Blake Wheeler
BLAKE WHEELER
Mathieu Perreault
MATHIEU PERREAULT
Bryan Little
BRYAN LITTLE
Jack Roslovic
JACK ROSLOVIC
Patrik Laine
PATRIK LAINE
Andrew Copp
ANDREW COPP
Nikolaj Ehlers
NIKOLAJ EHLERS
Nicolas Petan
NICOLAS PETAN
Matt Hendricks
MATT HENDRICKS
Joel Armia
JOEL ARMIA
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Josh Morrissey
JOSH MORRISSEY
Tyler Myers
TYLER MYERS
Tobias Enstrom
TOBIAS ENSTROM
Dustin Byfuglien
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN
Ben Chiarot
BEN CHIAROT
Dmitry Kulikov
DMITRY KULIKOV
GOALIES
Connor Hellebuyck
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
Eric Comrie
ERIC COMRIE

Los Angeles Kings Lines

LW C RW
Alex Iafallo
ALEX IAFALLO
Anze Kopitar
ANZE KOPITAR
Dustin Brown
DUSTIN BROWN
Tanner Pearson
TANNER PEARSON
Adrian Kempe
ADRIAN KEMPE
Torrey Mitchell
TORREY MITCHELL
Kyle Clifford
KYLE CLIFFORD
Nate Thompson
NATE THOMPSON
Tyler Toffoli
TYLER TOFFOLI
Andy Andreoff
ANDY ANDREOFF
Mike Amadio
MIKE AMADIO
Jonny Brodzinski
JONNY BRODZINSKI
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Derek Forbort
DEREK FORBORT
Drew Doughty
DREW DOUGHTY
Dion Phaneuf
DION PHANEUF
Alec Martinez
ALEC MARTINEZ
Jake Muzzin
JAKE MUZZIN
Christian Folin
CHRISTIAN FOLIN
GOALIES
Jonathan Quick
JONATHAN QUICK
Darcy Kuemper
DARCY KUEMPER

Gameday Prediction

Why not end things with a bang, the Jets continue to keep the offense rolling tonight and win 6-2.