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Pre-Game Report: Jets vs Ducks

by Mitchell Clinton (@MClinton007) / Winnipeg Jets

LINE RUSHES IN MORNING SKATE

Lines are subject to change come game time

Wheeler-Little-Ladd

Perreault-Scheifele-Frolik

Kane-Lowry-Halischuk

Peluso-Slater-Thorburn

Trouba-Stuart

Byfuglien-Chiarot

Pardy-Postma

Home sweet home. Morning skate is underway at MTS Centre. #GoJetsGo

Fotka zveřejněná uživatelem Winnipeg Jets (@nhljets),

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Western Conference leading Anaheim Ducks tonight for the second time in less than a week at MTS Centre. The Jets come into the game with a record of 15-9-6, and have collected points in each of their last eight games, going 5-0-3 in that span.

In the last game between these two teams, Jacob Trouba tied the game late in the 3rd period, but Kyle Palmieri of Anaheim scored in overtime to give the Ducks the win.

THE OPPONENTS

The Anaheim Ducks come into the game tonight on a six-game win streak. Their record of 20-6-5 has them leading both the Western Conference and the NHL in points. The Ducks also tie for the league lead in victories.

OFFENSE COMING.

After having a negative goal differential between October 12 and December 3 (a period of 24 games), the Jets have scored at least three goals in five straight games. The team currently has a positive goal differential of +2.

POWER PLAY PERFORMANCE

Since snapping a 0-for-25 power play streak on November 25, the Jets have converted on nine of 29 power play opportunities, a rate of 31%. Andrew Ladd leads the team in power play goals with four and power play points (7).

KANE RETURNS

Evander Kane returns to the line-up tonight after completing his two-game suspension. He skated on a line with Adam Lowry and Matt Halischuk at today’s morning skate.

WHAT THE PLAYERS ARE SAYING

After today’s morning skate, Evander Kane, Mark Scheifele, Paul Postma, and Head Coach Paul Maurice met with the media to discuss tonight’s match up with the Ducks.

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