[7:30 PM] Jets @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Winnipeg Jets (4-6-1)

@ Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1)


Starting Goalies:

Connor Hellebuyck (WPG): Confirmed

Petr Mrazek (DET): Confirmed


Current odds:

Winnipeg Jets: (TBD)

Detroit Red Wings: (TBD)


The Detroit Red Wings look to put an end to their three-game slide when they host the equally struggling Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Detroit is coming off its 12th consecutive regular-season setback at Philadelphia, a 4-3 overtime loss on Wednesday in which it squandered an early two-goal lead as well as a one-tally edge with 64 seconds remaining in the third period.

Winnipeg also is 0-2-1 in its last three after kicking off a three-game road trip with an overtime loss at Washington on Thursday in the back end of a home-and-home series. The Jets, who also dropped a one-goal decision to the Capitals at home on Tuesday, have scored three goals or fewer in four straight contests and six of their last seven.

Andrew Copp made his season debut in Thursday’s setback and notched an assist. The 22-year-old center, who collected 13 points in 77 games last campaign, was recalled from Manitoba of the American Hockey League a day earlier after Winnipeg placed Shawn Matthias on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Henrik Zetterberg ended his season-opening 10-game goal-scoring drought on Wednesday. The 36-year-old captain netted only 13 tallies in 82 contests last season and has failed to reach the 20-goal plateau in each of the last four campaigns after eclipsing it in seven straight seasons.

Winnipeg is 0-for-15 on the power play over its last four games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Red Wings

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick