Scouting the Jets

This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and the Winnipeg Jets. Jonathan Bernier is expected to start for the Kings. The Jets, of course, are the former Atlanta Thrashers, who moved north after last season and have been playing in front of loud, sold-out crowds at MTS Centre. After a four-game winning streak to start December, the Jets have gone 4-3-1, without recording consecutive wins or consecutive losses. Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien missed the last game and is considered doubtful with a lower-body injury, and Jim Slater’s status is questionable as well. For those who haven’t found the answers to the earlier trivia questions, they are: 1. Nathan LaFayette, 2. Wayne Gretzky, 3. Interim coach Rogie Vachon. For the latest on the Jets, check out the coverage from the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Sun, followed by tonight’s possible lineups for both teams…

Winnipeg Free Press’ Jets coverage

Winnipeg Sun’s Jets coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Richardson-Kopitar-Brown
Loktionov-Richards-Lewis
Penner-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Fraser-Hunter

Scuderi-Doughty
Mitchell-Voynov
Johnson-Greene

Bernier
Quick

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JETS LINEUP
Evander Kane-Alex Burmistrov-Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd-Nik Antropov-Kyle Wellwood
Tanner Glass-Jim Slater-Antti Miettinen
Chris Thorburn-Tim Stapleton-Eric Fehr

Tobias Enstrom-Dustin Byfuglien
Johnny Oduya-Ron Hainsey
Zach Bogosian-Mark Stuart

Ondrej Pavelec
Chris Mason

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