JETS (23-16-4) at MAPLE LEAFS (24-15-5)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, NHL.TV
The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to win for the 10th time in 12 games when they host the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs, 9-1-1 in their past 11 games, had a 10-game point streak end in a 6-4 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Goalie Frederik Andersen, pulled after allowing three goals on 19 shots at 1:45 of the second period Monday, will start for Toronto, which has scored at least four goals in 10 of its past 11 games.
Goalie Connor Hellebuyck will start for the Jets, 2-1-1 in their past four games after going 1-4-1 in their previous six games.
This will be the second game between the teams in seven days; Toronto defeated Winnipeg 6-3 at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.
Players to watch
Jets center Mark Scheifele has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past four games and 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 13 career games against Toronto.
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games.
They said it
"We need to play better than last game against Toronto. It wasn't perfect, we played some good hockey but couldn't get the result we wanted. There's another chance for us tonight and we need these points, they'll be huge for us to get back in a good position for the playoffs.'' -- Jets forward Patrik Laine
"It's pretty clear we weren't even close to good enough against the Oilers. We have to challenge ourselves to push to get better and not be satisfied and think things are going to continue to come.'' -- Maple Leafs center John Tavares
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Blake Wheeler -- Jack Roslovic
Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Mathieu Perreault
Jansen Harkins -- Nicholas Shore -- Mason Appleton
Josh Morrissey -- Tucker Poolman
Luca Sbisa -- Neal Pionk
Sami Niku -- Anthony Bitetto
Scratched: Carl Dahlstrom, Logan Shaw, Gabriel Bourque
Injured: Mark Letestu (heart virus), Bryan Little (head), Dmitry Kulikov (upper body), Nathan Beaulieu (lower body)
Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- Mitchell Marner
Alexander Kerfoot -- John Tavares -- William Nylander
Pierre Engvall -- Jason Spezza -- Kasperi Kapanen
Dmytro Timashov -- Adam Brooks -- Frederik Gauthier
Morgan Rielly -- Tyson Barrie
Martin Marincin -- Justin Holl
Travis Dermott -- Cody Ceci
Scratched: Mason Marchment
Injured: Andreas Johnsson (leg), Trevor Moore (concussion), Ilya Mikheyev (wrist laceration), Jake Muzzin (foot)
Kulikov, who will miss his 18th straight game, could return at the Boston Bruins on Thursday, Jets coach Paul Maurice said. … The Maple Leafs did not hold a morning skate... Johnsson, who will miss his 15th consecutive game, practiced Tuesday but said he is not sure when he will return.
Laine is one assist from 100 in the NHL ... Wheeler has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past four games... Marner has 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in his past 14 games ... Tavares has 30 points (nine goals, 21 assists) in 27 games against Winnipeg.