The Winnipeg Jets begin the second half of their regular season schedule on home ice tonight with a 6pm ct faceoff against the Buffalo Sabres on TSN 1290 and TSN.
This is the second and final game between these teams this season. Mark Scheifele scored both goals in a 4-2 Winnipeg loss on Dec. 17 in Buffalo.
The (18-18-5) Jets are 6th in the Central Division with 41 points and trail Minnesota by four points. As for the playoff race, Winnipeg is six points behind Phoenix who currently holds the Central Division wild card.
Al Montoya (7-2-1, 2.02, .929) will start in goal.
Jets Projected Lines:
Blake Wheeler has scored three goals in his last two games.
Tonight is the 500th NHL game for Chris Thorburn.
Buffalo has earned five of a possible six points in their last three games coming off a 2-1 shoot out win at home against Washington.
The (11-24-4) Sabres are 8th in the Atlantic Division with 26 points.
Jhonas Enroth (1-7-3, 2.65, .909) will start in goal.
The Sabres did not have a pregame skate this morning at MTS Centre.