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Ducks vs Jets PREVIEW/GAMETHREAD: Welcome to the Air Show

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Anaheim hosts Winnipeg on Black Friday.

Winnipeg Jets v Anaheim Ducks
The Jets come to Anaheim for a rematch with the Ducks.
Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

Game 27

Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM Pacific

Location: Honda Center

TV: Prime Ticket

Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Arctic Ice Hockey


The Anaheim Ducks (11-11-4) are back home to take on the Winnipeg Jets (15-9-1) in a Black Friday matinee. Winnipeg blasted the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Wednesday and are hoping to avenge a 7-4 loss in Anaheim back on October 29.

The Ducks dropped Wednesday’s game at Arizona 4-3 in a shootout, but there were some encouraging signs including a late goal by Troy Terry.

Players to Watch

Nikolaj Ehlers may not be the most heralded of the Jets, but he is on a hot streak recently with four goals in his last six appearances. For the Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf has a six-game point streak with two markers and six helpers over that stretch.

Keys to the Game

Start strong.

The Jets are 9-4 on the road this season and have been victorious in six of their last seven away from Bell MTS Place. Anaheim managed to beat them last month after falling behind 2-1 thanks to four goals in the second period, but they can’t count on winning if they don’t play tougher defense at the outset.

Take aim.

Connor Hellebuyck is having a nice season so far with a .930 save percentage compared to .913 last season. However, he does face a fairly high shot volume and had to make 37 saves against the Sharks. It’s never a bad idea to force him to make saves rather than look for the perfect pass that may never materialize.

Projected lineups

Anaheim

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Troy Terry

Nick Ritchie - Sam Steel - Ondrej Kase

Max Jones - Adam Henrique - Jakob Silfverberg

Nicolas Deslauriers - Derek Grant - Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm - Jacob Larsson

Cam Fowler - Erik Gudbranson

Brendan Guhle - Korbinian Holzer

John Gibson

Winnipeg

Kyle Connor - Mark Scheifele - Patrik Laine

Nikolaj Ehlers - Blake Wheeler - Jack Roslovic

Andrew Copp - Adam Lowry - Mathieu Perreault

Joona Luoto - David Gustafsson - Logan Shaw

Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman

Dmitry Kulikov - Neal Pionk

Anthony Bitetto - Luca Sbisa

Connor Hellebuyck