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Jets @ Oilers Game 39 Lines And Pairings

Win, lose or draw (okay, shootout loss), it's going to be an interesting night at the Pillbox

Gagner is losing the face shield tonight.
Gagner is losing the face shield tonight.
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  • The Jets are playing in the second game of a back-to-back. They scored a single goal in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks in Vancouver last night. Now they're in Edmonton to take on what will likely be a surly team, and likely an even surlier crowd.
  • Ondrej Pavelec is between the pipes for the Jets tonight. He was between the pipes for last night's game against Vancouver, too. Surprisingly (not surprisingly), his SV% is .882 on the tail end of back to backs. That's even lower than Devan Dubnyk's no good, very bad, horrible year.
  • Had a chat with the always affable Lowetide this morning on TSN1260 where he informed me of Sam Gagner possibly shedding the face-shield. Not sure if this is a contributing factor to his awful start, but removing it can't hurt if Gagner's ready.
  • I don't envy the Oilers right now. Heck, I really didn't envy them after Saturday night's debacle, but if you can't come out and lay a couple goals down on a team that's playing their second of a back-to-back, things will really begin to boil over.
  • The coaching staff is on double secret probation with their lines. (that means they haven't leaked them yet). I'm assuming the Gazdic-Gagner-Yakupov thing is all done. Here's what I've got. If they change, you know the drill.

The Edmonton Oilers

Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle

David Perron - Sam Gagner - Nail Yakupov

Ryan Smyth - Boyd Gordon - Ales Hemsky

Luke Gazdic- Anton Lander - Jesse Joensuu

Andrew Ference - Justin Schultz

Anton Belov - Jeff Petry

Nick Schultz - Corey Potter

Ilya Bryzgalov


The Winnipeg Jets

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler

Chris Thorburn - Olli Jokinen - Devin Setoguchi

Evander Kane - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik

Eric Tangradi - Eric O'Dell - John Albert

Dustin Byfuglien - Adam Pardy

Zach Bogosian - Tobias Enstrom

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Ondrej Pavelec