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Brossoit will make second straight start for Winnipeg; Greiss expected in goal for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

JETS (1-1-0) at ISLANDERS (0-1-0)

7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, MSG+, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Laurent Brossoit will make his second straight start for the Winnipeg Jets against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.

The 26-year-old goalie made 35 saves, including 12 in the third period, when the Jets rallied from four goals down for a 5-4 shootout win at the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

Thomas Greiss is expected to make his first start of the season for New York, which lost its season opener 2-1 at home to the Washington Capitals on Friday. Greiss had a 2.28 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and five shutouts in 43 games (39 starts) last season.

 

Players to watch

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers has four points (all assists) through the first two games.

Islanders center Brock Nelson had a team-high five shots on goal Friday.

 

They said it

"I've enjoyed playing here before. The atmosphere here is pretty good, especially for the Islanders bouncing around. This is still my favorite version of the building the Islanders have played in. The renovations they've made have really improved it. Guys in here are pretty impressed with the facility. Early in the year, I'm sure it's going to be a raucous crowd; they get going behind the Islanders. It'll be a good atmosphere to play in." -- Jets forward Mark Letestu

"They're a good offensive team. That big line carries a big weight for them, and then they come back with a second line that has guys that score 30 and 40 goals, so they're a good team." -- Islanders coach Barry Trotz

 

Jets projected lineup

Nikolaj Ehlers -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor -- Andrew Copp -- Patrik Laine

Gabriel Bourque -- Adam Lowry -- Mark Letestu

Mathieu Perreault -- Jack Roslovic -- Mason Appleton

Josh Morrissey -- Dmitry Kulikov

Ville Heinola -- Neal Pionk

Anthony Bitetto -- Tucker Poolman

Laurent Brossoit

Connor Hellebuyck

Scratched: David Gustafsson, Carl Dahlstrom

Injured: Bryan Little (concussion), Nathan Beaulieu (upper body)

Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien

 

Islanders projected lineup

Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle

Michael Dal Colle -- Brock Nelson -- Josh Bailey

Anthony Beauvillier -- Derick Brassard -- Leo Komarov

Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield

Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk

Thomas Greiss

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Noah Dobson, Ross Johnston, Tom Kuhnhackl

Injured: Andrew Ladd(knee)

 

Status report

Little skated with the Jets in the morning, but coach Paul Maurice said it's unlikely he'll play on the four-game road trip, which concludes at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. … Ladd participated in an optional morning skate but there is no timeframe for his return.

 

Stat pack

The Jets have allowed the first goal in each of their first two games this season. … Wheeler had 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) in 32 games against the Eastern Conference last season. … Trotz will coach his 1,608th NHL game and pass former Islanders coach Al Arbour for third-most on the all-time list. Trotz is 810-596-141 with 60 ties.

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