The Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs will duke it out at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night (Jets vs. Leafs tickets,) with the Jets playing their first game since being eliminated from playoff contention.
The Jets were officially eliminated from contention for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference on Thursday, after a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Meanwhile, the Leafs are back on track after two straight wins, but their prior eight-game losing streak has them a point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Winnipeg is without Keaton Ellerby and Zach Bogosian (day-to-day), and Zach Redmond will play in a third-pairing role. James Wright, Mark Scheifele, and Chris Thorburn are also out for the season. Toronto is without Bernier, as well as Joffrey Lupul (day-to-day).
Here is tonight’s viewing information:
TIME: 6:00 PM Central
RADIO: TSN 1290
My Prediction: I believe the Jets will play very calmly with the playoff race officially over. With the opportunity to throw a wrench in the Leafs’ playoff aspirations, the Jets win 4-2. Byfuglien, Trouba, Frolik, and Little tally in the win, while Pavelec stops 23.
It’s time to enjoy the final nationally televised Jets game of the year, folks!
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