Winnipeg Jets 9-9-4 22pts
Boston Bruins 13-7-1 27pts
6pm TD Center
The Jets are looking good as they head into the Beantown after downing the Canes last night. The Jets have already amassed 3 of a possible 4 points and are looking to get a couple more. Boston comes into tonight after having their 9 game win streak snapped last night. Kane is still the Jets most dangerous offensive threat as he had another great goal last night. Maybe it as playing against his former team but Andrew Ladd had his best game of the season last night. let’s hope this is a sign of things to come.
TAKE THE BODY BLOWS
Boston is a team that will punish you physically. They will grind you into the ground and just when you think they will show you some mercy they dial it up even more. The Jets in order to be successful tonight will need to weather the storm and give back just as well as they receive. More importantly though is they need to not feel the need to retaliate after a big hit. The Jets need to take Boston’s best punches and show the Bruins they will not be intimidated. TD center can be a hostile place to play if the Jets can score early and survive the 1st period then they can take the crowd out of it.
PLAY THROUGH THE PAIN
While its not the epic 7 game 14 day road trip the Jets had a month ago this 3 game jaunt can be just as grueling. The Jets played last night and will be banged up after a tough game against the Canes. It would be easy to just phone this one in and escape to the warm and safe confines of the MTS Centre but this team does not have the luxury to just phone one in. The Jets need to play with intensity like their season is on the line. Every game until the end of the season is a playoff game. This team is in the hunt and even though they hurt from having back to back games they cannot afford to take the pedal off the gas.
FORCE BOSTON TO MAKE PLAYS
If Boston is the better team make them prove it. There should be no free lunches as the Jets have proven they have the talent to keep up with anybody. The Jets have to eliminate the mental errors that plagued them in the early part of the season. If Boston is going to score make them earn it and make them pay for it. A lot of teams saw Winnipeg on their schedule and thought that they had an easy win. A lot of that came from they Jets delivering self inflicting wounds. Bad turnovers, lackluster D zone play and horrible penalties made the Jets an easy target. Well that isn’t the case anymore. This team can play with the big boys. When they minimize mistakes and play a controlled penalty free game this team can compete with anyone. A lot of this comes from you and inexperience. Claud Noel and his staff have done a good job with showing these players that they can win and that’s half the battle.
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