Winnipeg Jets 2.0 (34-30-8) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (44-21-6)
TV: ROOT, TSN-JETS
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
The Penguins can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win. This will be Sidney Crosby's first home game of his most recent comeback.
Winnipeg is the worst, but Jets fans were right: Crosby and Jordan are better.
Looking for a fun chant for tonight? We suggest "YOU'RE THE THRASHERS! *Clap clap clapclapclap*"
Season Series: 2-1-0
Last Meeting That Counted: February 11, 2012. Penguins won 8-5.
What we said in our recap:
The Pens banked a much needed two points with a wild 8-5 victory over the Jets. Evgeni Malkin continued his unrealistic season with another five point effort. Chris Kunitz added 4 points. Being more happy about getting the two points than watching the Pens poor defensive effort is okay for now. An afternoon game after a bit of a layoff will do that.
Know Your Enemy: Jets Nation
What they're saying:
Friday night saw the Jets once again use the ruckus created by the patrons as a means of raising their level to meet that of a good team that was playing well. Winnipeg's top line ran the game in fairly comprehensive fashion en route to the victory over the Capitals, with Enstrom and Byfuglien offering strong support. The big man himself authored the game winner, albeit aided by a little trickery from Burmistrov, and as Jonathan Willis pointed out earlier this week, Byfuglien is having a terrific season playing good comp.
Favorite Jets 2.0-Related Image, Photoshop, Video or Gif:
Never forget the Thrashers.
Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Steve Sullivan – Jordan Staal – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Sidney Crosby – Tyler Kennedy
Eric Tangradi – Craig Adams – Arron Asham
Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Brooks Orpik – Zbynek Michalek
Matt Niskanen – Deryk Engelland
Winnipeg Jets 2.0 lines from Empty Netters:
Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Blake Wheelers
Evander Kane – Alexander Burmistrov – Kyle Wellwood
Tim Stapleton – Ben Maxwel – Antti Miettinen
Tanner Glass – Jim Slater – Spencer Machacek
Tobias Enstrom – Dustin Byfuglien
Ron Hainsey – Zach Bogosian
Colin Stuart – Randy Jones