One team fights for their playoff lives another fights to be at the top: Winnipeg Jets Game day 57

Photo credit:Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
By Goose
4 months ago
Be sure to check Betway to check out the latest Jets game day odds and bet on the NHL!  The noise around the Winnipeg Jets is loud Commissioner of NHL Gary Bettman is town to discuss the Jets with part owner Mark Chipman today. I will have a full story on that later. The team on the ice should be making way more noise in the NHL right now as they are the top team in Western Conference points percentage wise and a victory tonight over the St. Louis Blues and a Colorado Avalanche win over the Dallas Stars will lead to the Jets being tied for first in the Central.
The Jets have won four of the last five games against the Blues but the boys from St.Louis are going to be hungry for a win tonight they are 9th in the west and four points back of the Nashville Predators in that final wildcard playoff spot as they have lost their last four games by at least two goals.


The Jets have been beating these outside of the playoffs teams lately so not much to panic about should be an entertaining slobber knocker once again.
Justin Faulk makes his return to the Blue’s line-up for the first time in 12 games, he was dealing with a lower-body injury. Sean Monahan will return to the Jets second line after missing the game against the Coyotes on Sunday.
Local boy Joel Hofer will start against the Jets tonight. He has played the Jets once on March 19th 2023 and looked solid stopping 33 of 33 shots against. This season he has a 10-9-0 record in 18 games started a .912 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average.
Laurent Brossoit gets the start for the Jets tonight he has looked great pretty much all season with 14-8-2 record a 2.28 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He is making his third start against the Blues in his career and first start against them since 2018.  Brossoit is 1-1-0 against the Blues and carries a 5.34 goals against and .844 save percentage.
Young Cole Perfetti finds himself on the fourth line right wing for the first time. Rick Bowness would say he’s is just trying to keep Perfetti in the line-up as David Gustafsson is knocking on the door of playing in the NHL again after an injury.

Jets projected lineup

Connor –  Scheifele- Vilardi
Ehlers – Monohan – Iafallo
Niederreiter –  Lowry – Appleton
Barron – Namestnikov – Perfetti
Morrissey -DeMelo
Dillon – Pionk
Samberg -Schmidt
Brossoit.928 SV%
Hellebuyck  .925SV%

Check out these posts...