[8:30 PM] Jets @ Stars

Who will WIN this matchup?

Winnipeg Jets (2-3-0)

@ Dallas Stars (2-2-1)


Starting Goalies:

Michael Hutchinson(WPG): Confirmed

Antti Niemi (DAL): Likely


Current odds:

Winnipeg Jets: (+125)

Dallas Stars: (-145)


The injury-ravaged Dallas Stars will look to avoid a third consecutive defeat when they wrap up their three-game homestand against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. It is front leg of a home-and-home set against the struggling Jets, with the rematch to be played Thursday night in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg needs to patch up leaks in its defense after permitting an average of 3.80 goals per game and trailing by at least two tallies in each of its games.

Forward Ales Hemsky, who missed the first four games due to a groin injury sustained at the World Cup of Hockey, is back on the shelf after making his season debut in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Columbus. The situation at forward became bleaker when Jason Spezza exited Monday’s practice due to an undisclosed injury, although there is a chance Patrick Eaves returns to the lineup Tuesday. Dallas called up Justin Dowling, who has eight points in six games with Texas of the American Hockey League.

Jets G Connor Hellebuyck is 0-1-1 with a 2.42 goals against average in two starts versus Dallas.

Stars C Tyler Seguin has lit up the Jets for 13 goals and 25 points in 23 games.

Winnipeg is 2-for-20 on the power play.


StreakSmarts Pick: Dallas Stars

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick