Jets/Blues Set The Stage for Central Division Matchup (Game 12)

It’s game day!

The Winnipeg Jets take flight tonight to face the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center in game 12.

See how your Winnipeg Jets shape up tonight against the St. Louis Blues.

Details for Tonight’s Game

TV: TSN3
Radio: 680 CJOB
Game 12: Winnipeg Jets (5-4-2, 3rd in Central Division) versus St. Louis Blues (5-4-1, 4th in Central Division)
Date: Tuesday, November 7
Time: 7:00 pm CST

Previous Game Recap: What We Learned In Winnipegs 5-3 Win Over Arizona (Game 11)

Betting Odds (Per FanDuel)

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE PUCK DROP**

Winnipeg Jets: -140 Moneyline
St. Louis Blues: +116 Moneyline
Over/Under: 5.5
Over 5.5: -140
Under 5.5: +112

Preview of Winnipeg Jets vs St. Louis Blues

Tonight’s game is a central division matchup and the second meeting between the Jets and Blues. The referees for tonight’s game are #15 Jean Hebert and #39 Brandon Blandina, assisted by linesmen #98 Dan Kelly and #81 Ryan Daisy.

St. Louis Blues Notes & Projected Lineups

Pavel BuchnevichRobert ThomasKasperi Kapanen
Brandon SaadBrayden SchennJordan Kyrou
Jake NeighboursKevin HayesSammy Blais
Jakub VranaNikita AlexandrovOskar Sundqvist
Nick LeddyColton Parayko
Torey KrugJustin Faulk
Marco ScandellaTyler Tucker
Jordan Binnington & Joel Hofer

Winnipeg Jets Notes & Projected Lineup

Yet again, the Winnipeg Jets interim head coach Scott Arniel has yet to make significant lineup changes. This should have been the game where the Winnipeg Jets played defenseman Declan Chisholm and give him an opportunity.

Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele – Alex Iafallo
Cole Perfetti – Vladislav Namestnikov – Nikolaj Ehlers
Nino Niederreiter – Adam Lowry – Mason Appleton
Morgan Barron – Rasmus Kupari – David Gustafsson
Josh Morrissey – Dylan DeMelo
Brendan Dillon – Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg – Nate Schmidt
Connor Hellebuyck & Laurent Brossoit

Key Things To Look For In Tonight’s Game

The Winnipeg Jets have a ton of things to watch tonight; one of them is caused by their stubbornness to change the lineups in any way, shape, or form. Could that change after tonight’s game? There have been talks of changing the lineup, but splitting up their great third line is not the answer when your top lines aren’t producing.

Will Ehlers Finally Get The Call & Who Gets Demoted First?

Admittedly, Ehlers should have been on the first line after the Arizona Coyotes took a 2-0 lead last game. However, that wasn’t the case because Brendan Dillon and Nino Neiderreiter exploded for five combined goals to secure the Jets’ victory.

Ehlers, paired with Namestnikov and Perfetti, has shown flashes of greatness at times. Arniel needs to get these three players going for the short term by splitting them up and having them produce a bit more elsewhere. Bring these players back together when they are connecting elsewhere and get them to apply that to this lineup. On paper, this is an incredible second line, but when it is in the trenches, the entire lineup suffers because of it.

Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele have also worked in short bursts, so why not try Connor paired with Namestnikov and Perfetti? Try a first line comprised of Ehlers, Scheifele, and Iafallo. In the short term, this could work or fall flat on its face. The Jets need to win more games and minimize the losing stints they suffer from.

Which Defensemen Draws Out Next Game For Chisholm?

Declan Chisholm will sit in the press box for his 12th consecutive game. This shouldn’t be a 12-game press box stint. Yes, the NHL is a competitive waiting game, but if you’re not going to use the player, he should not have been the eighth defenseman listed on our roster. Take Nate Schmidt out for a game and let Samberg and Chisholm show that our younger defensemen are better off playing in the long term.

I have been screaming into the void for a while now that we have a terrible logjam at the defensive position, and Cheveldayoff needs to do something now. If Chisholm doesn’t draw in sooner rather than later, he might not draw in until the 2024 leg of the season. Play him now while lineup chemistry is still being formed rather than put him in a game where every point matters. Let the rookie play.

Brossoit Needs To Play More Often

Here’s a signing that isn’t making sense right now. Laurent Brossoit has started in three games this season. Meanwhile, Connor Hellebuyck will be starting in his ninth game this season. Brossoit should have one or two starts on the season. However, with Brossoit not securing a win yet, the hesitancy to play Brossoit is reasonable. We discovered this after losing Brossoit, but we cannot burn out Connor Hellebuyck, especially heading into playoffs.

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