Jets/Red Wings Prepare For Thriller in Michigan (Game 7)

It’s game day! 

The Winnipeg Jets take flight tonight to face the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

See how your Winnipeg Jets shape up tonight against Detroit.

Details for Tonight’s Game

TV: TSN3 for Winnipeg Jets coverage and Bally Sports Detroit for Red Wings coverage.
Radio: 680 CJOB for Winnipeg Jets coverage and WXYT-AM (1270) for Red Wings Coverage
Game 7: Winnipeg Jets (3-3-0, 4th in the Central Division) vs Detroit Red Wings (5-1-1, 2nd in the Atlantic Division)
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm EST

Previous Game Recap & Statistics

The Winnipeg Jets are slowly starting to heat up as they are beginning to rack up the wins. A 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at home is giving Jets fans more hope heading into tonight’s matchup against the Red Wings.

First Period

Both teams started the game off defensively sound, keeping each other scoreless in the first 20 minutes of the game.

Second Period

The Winnipeg Jets wouldn’t start off slow, scoring just three minutes into the period. David Gustafsson got the party started with his first goal of the season and showed that the Winnipeg Jets have depth that can score when called upon. 18 seconds later, Mason Appleton followed Gustafsson’s lead and scored a goal putting the Jets up 2-0 over the St. Louis Blues. In the final two minutes of the period, the St. Louis Blues would get a powerplay opportunity, and Pavel Buchnevich, who was a game-time decision for the Blues, scored and cut the deficit in half.

Third Period

The Winnipeg Jets had a ton of chances to really blow the doors off of this game in the third period, but it was Kyle Connor’s goal that put the Jets up 3-1 and made it nearly difficult for the Blues to capitalize on any momentum. Robert Thomas would score his first of the season later in the third, however, Jets forward Morgan Barron found the empty net to put the Jets up 4-2 and secure the Jets’ third victory of the season.

Preview of Winnipeg Jets vs Detroit Red Wings

Tonight’s road game for the Winnipeg Jets sees them head to face off against an Eastern Conference team out of the Atlantic Division. The referees for tonight’s game are #19 Gord Dwyer and #38 Peter MacDougall, assisted by linesmen #96 David Brisebois and #75 Brandon Grillo. Brandon Grillo is making his NHL Debut tonight as an NHL linesman.

Detroit Red Wings Notes & Projected Lineups

Alex DeBrincatDylan LarkinLucas Raymond
Michael RasmussenJ.T. CompherAndrew Copp
David PerronJoe VelenoDaniel Sprong
Klim KostinAustin CzarnikChristian Fischer
Jake WalmanMoritz Seider
Shayne GostisbehereJustin Holl
Ben ChiarotOlli Maatta
James Reimer & Ville Husso

More In-Depth Red Wings Preview

Watch how the Detroit Red Wings utilize their shutdown lines against Winnipeg’s top lines tonight. Detroit is in a steady race for sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division. Winnipeg will be certainly working to keep their winning ways going, and Detroit’s response is critical to watch tonight. I would also watch closely how Detroit’s top line is paired against Winnipeg’s shutdown lines. Essentially, this point to watch goes both ways.

Winnipeg Jets Notes & Projected Lineup

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

Lineup Changes From Last Game & AHL Call-Ups

There have been no AHL call-ups since the last game. No significant lineup changes have been made.

Which Winnipeg Jet Is Close To Career Milestones

  • Nikolaj Ehlers is two points away from 400 career points. He could achieve this tonight versus Detroit if he records a two-point game.
  • Mason Appleton is two assists away from 50 career assists. He could achieve this tonight versus Detroit if he records a two-assist game.
  • Vladislav Namestnikov is three assists away from 150 career assists. He could achieve this tonight versus Detroit if he records a three-assist game.
  • Brendan Dillon is three assists away from 150 career assists. He could achieve this tonight versus Detroit if he records a three-assist game.
  • Josh Morrissey is four points away from 250 career points. He could achieve this tonight versus Detroit if he records a four-point game.
  • Declan Chisholm can record his first career NHL point if he scores a goal or records an assist in tonight’s game versus Detroit.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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