Jets/Kraken Prepare for Battle in Winnipeg (Game 61)

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets welcome the Seattle Kraken to the Canada Life Centre for game one of a back-to-back two-game series. The second game will take place in Seattle. See how your Winnipeg Jets shape up tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.

Details for Tonight’s Game

Radio: 680 CJOB
Game 61: Winnipeg Jets (39-16-5) vs. Seattle Kraken (27-23-11)
Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm CST

Betting Odds (Per Betway)


Winnipeg Jets: -170 (1.58)
Seattle Kraken: +140 (2.40)
Over/Under: 5.5
Over 5.5: -110 (1.90)
Under 5.5: +110 (1.90)

Preview of Winnipeg Jets vs Seattle Kraken

The Winnipeg Jets are coming back to Winnipeg, MB, for a one-game stint against the Seattle Kraken at the Canada Life Centre. The Jets are looking for a couple of wins over Seattle to obtain sole possession of first place in the Central Divison. Meanwhile, the Kraken are looking for a couple of wins to push themselves back into a wildcard spot as they make a playoff push just before the trade deadline.

The Jets are coming off of two victories where they made third-period comebacks against their opponents. Cole Perfetti and Brendan Dillon returned to the lineup against Buffalo after a healthy scratch and illness kept them out of the lineup, respectively. Seattle will likely be without top defenseman Vince Dunn after a hard hit into the boards caused him to be listed as day-to-day. Additionally, Seattle will likely not play Alex Wennberg, as there is speculation that he will be traded before Friday’s trade deadline.

Connor Hellebuyck will likely split the two-game series against Seattle by starting the first game in Winnipeg, while it’s speculated Laurent Brossoit will take the second game in Seattle. Hellebuyck will most likely face off against Joey Daccord as Seattle is coming off of a bruising game against Calgary, where Phillip Grubauer started. Seattle’s game against Calgary and then Winnipeg were just 19.5 hours apart, giving them little to no rest in between travel and game time. The Jets had Monday, March 4th, off after a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday against Carolina and then Buffalo.

The Winnipeg Jets sit five points back from first place in the overall NHL standings, the Jets make a late-season push to attempt to win their first President’s Trophy, Conference Championship, and Central Division awards.

Seattle Kraken Notes

Goals Per Game: 2.7
Goals Against Per Game: 2.8
Power Play Percentage: 20.7%
Penalty Kill Percentage: 79.1%

Seattle Kraken Projected Lineups

Tomas Tatar – Matty Beniers – Jordan Eberle
Jaden Schwartz – Jared McCann – Oliver Bjorkstrand
Eeli Tolvanen – Yanni Gourde – Andre Burakovsky
Brandon Tanev – Tye Kartye – Kailer Yamamoto

Jamie Oleksiak – Adam Larsson
Brian Dumolin – Will Borgen
Ryker Evans – Justin Schultz

Projected Starting Goaltender: Joey Daccord
Games Started: 36
Wins/Loss Record: 16 wins, 12 losses, 10 overtime losses
Goals Against Average: 2.45 GAA
Save Percentage: 0.919 SV%

Winnipeg Jets Notes

Goals Per Game: 3.1
Goals Against Per Game: 2.4
Power Play Percentage: 18.2%
Penalty Kill Percentage: 77.5%

Winnipeg Jets Projected Lineup

Kyle Connor – Mark Scheifele – Vladislav Namestnikov
Nikolaj Ehlers – Sean Monahan – Alex Iafallo
Nino Niederreiter – Adam Lowry – Mason Appleton
Morgan Barron – David Gustafsson – Rasmus Kupari/Cole Perfetti

Josh Morrissey – Dylan DeMelo
Brendan Dillon – Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg – Nate Schmidt

Projected Starting Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck
Games Started: 44
Wins/Loss Record: 29 wins, 12 losses, three overtime losses
Goals Against Average: 2.25 GAA
Save Percentage: 0.924 SV%

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