[9:00 PM] Jets @ Coyotes

Who will WIN this matchup?

Winnipeg Jets (6-7-1)

@ Arizona Coyotes (5-7-0)


Starting Goalies:

Connor Hellebuyck(WPG): Confirmed

Louis Domingue(ARI): Confirmed


Current odds:

Winnipeg Jets: (-130)

Arizona Coyotes: (+110)


Second overall pick Patrik Laine has faced little turbulence during his rookie season and the Winnipeg Jets are starting to ascend in the ultra-competitive Central Division. Fresh off his second career hat trick in only 14 games, Laine will look to continue to torment goaltenders on Thursday as the Jets begin a two-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes.

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s attitude is refreshing in an age when athletes are more interested in their own stats as opposed to those of the team. Coach Paul Maurice hasn’t made publicly announced his decision, but the 23-year-old Hellebuyck likely won’t have his feet up with Winnipeg playing on back-to-back nights (Friday at Colorado).

Max Domi set up a pair of goals before netting his first of the season on Tuesday, helping Arizona record its third win in four outings with a 4-2 triumph at Colorado. Fellow second-year player Jordan Martinook tallied twice after being held off the scoresheet in five consecutive outings.

Winnipeg’s line of Laine, Scheifele and RW Nikolaj Ehlers has collected 10 goals and 13 assists in the last three games.

Arizona D Michael Stone is “close” to returning from an upper-body injury, coach Dave Tippett told reporters on Wednesday.

Jets D Dustin Byfuglien has yet to score a goal in 14 games this season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Winnipeg Jets

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick