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The Jets have won nine games in a row against Vancouver

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / Winnipeg Jets


Andrew Copp has been very good since his return from an upper body injury and he has been rewarded with a promotion to the Jets second line with Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers. Copp has two goals in his four games since his return and did play with Wheeler and Ehlers in Toronto and Boston on Winnipeg's recent road trip. 

"I think my offensive game has been developing a lot and I think playing with two special players like that hopefully we can kind of create some chemistry," said Copp.

"We all kind of bring something different to the table. So as far as my game, I'm not going to change too much."


Copp moving to the Wheeler line means that Jack Roslovic goes to the Adam Lowry line where Roslovic has had success before. After a three assist performance in the Jets final game of 2019, Roslovic is pointless in six games so far in 2020.

"So we want to get Matty Perreault back to the left (wing) and Jack Roslovic out of the heavy responsibility minutes and play his game a little bit. Relax a little bit." said Paul Maurice.


Tucker Poolman has taken great strides in his first full season in the NHL. However, the 26-year-old suffered a lower body injury in the first period of Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Nashville Predators and won't play for the rest of the home stand. A significant injury to the Jets blueline since Poolman plays on the Jets shutdown pairing with Josh Morrissey.

"Whenever a guy like that goes out you just spread it (the ice time) around," said Maurice.

"I really think the couple of days off will help Luca (Sbisa). So we've got a guy who hasn't been sitting out that long coming in and we should be able to spread that around pretty good."


The losing streak continues for the Jets as that loss to Nashville meant they are 0-5-1 in their last six games at Bell MTS Place. At 10-10-2, the Jets have the 28th best record on home ice in the NHL. 

"I mean that's not very obscure. That's not good enough," said Blake Wheeler Sunday afternoon.

"We got to be better at home, no question about that."

If history has any say in results, then tonight might be the night the winless streak comes to an end since the Jets have beaten the Canucks in nine straight meetings.


The Canucks arrive in Winnipeg for the final game of a five game road trip and sitting in third spot in the Pacific division. They are bringing three All-Stars tonight in Elias Pettersson, Jacob Markstrom, who was selected as Marc-Andre Fleury's replacement and Quinn Hughes. The Canucks are 8-2 in their last ten games.

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