Game 2: Chicago


Time: 7:30 PM (CT)

Location: United Center

Enemy: Blackhawk Up

Aside from all the hokiness of this being the first Jets road game and whatnot, the obvious story is that this is Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien’s return to Chicago. Other than that, and the fact that we get to watch Jets hockey again, there’s not a ton to get excited about in this one, as Chicago is one of the best teams in the league. If I remember correctly, their team Fenwick was roughly equal to that of the Canucks last year, though I of course don’t want to look that up and make myself even more nauseous than I already am.

As for the Jets, hopefully we’ll start seeing how good Johnny Oduya looks in a suit, and hopefully we’ll start scoring some goals, as theoretically that should be the strength for this team.

In the cool story of the day, U of Manitoba goalie Joe Caligiuri got to skip class to practice with the Jets on Tuesday.

Probable lines after the jump:

Jets

Forwards

#16 Andrew Ladd — #18 Bryan Little — #26 Blake Wheeler

#25 Brett MacLean — #8 Alexander Burmistrov — #80 Nik Antropov

#9 Evander Kane — #55 Mark Scheifele — #13 Kyle Wellwood

#15 Tanner Glass — #19 Jim Slater — #22 Chris Thorburn

Defencemen

#39 Tobias Enstrom — #33 Dustin Byfuglien

#5 Mark Stuart — #4 Zach Bogosian

#6 Ron Hainsey — #29 Johnny Oduya

Goaltender

#31 Ondrej Pavelec

 

Blackhawks

Forwards

#15 Andrew Brunette — #19 Jonathan Toews — #10 Patrick Sharp

#85 Rostislav Olesz – #88 Patrick Kane — #81 Marian Hossa

#29 Bryan Bickell — #36 Dave Bolland — #67 Michael Frolik

#32 John Scott — #16 Marcus Kruger — #22 Jamal Mayers

Defencemen

#2 Duncan Keith — #8 Nick Leddy

#7 Brent Seabrook — #4 Niklas Hjalmarsson

#5 Steve Montador — #6 Sean O’Donnell

Goaltender

#30 Ray Emery