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Blues, Jets Lines Show Reshuffling Effort

Neither team has been exhibiting signs of strong play recently, so each coach has re-worked the lines to provide a spark.

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Via Lou Korac's At the Rink blog on NHL.com, comes tonight's reshuffled lines:

Jets

Forwards

Mathieu PerreaultBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Andrew LaddMark ScheifeleNikolaj Ehlers

Chris ThorburnAdam LowryDrew Stafford

Anthony PelusoAndrew CoppAlexander Burmistrov

Defense

Toby EnstromTyler Myers

Adam PardyDustin Byfuglien

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Goaltenders

Michael Hutchinson

Ondrej Pavelec

Injured: Grant Clitsome (back)

Scratched: Ben ChiarotPaul PostmaNic Petan

Blues

Forwards

Alexander SteenDavid BackesVladimir Tarasenko

Dmitrij JaskinJori LehteraTroy Brouwer

Magnus PaajarviScott GomezRobby Fabbri

Jeremy WelshKyle BrodziakScottie Upshall

Defense

Joel EdmundsonAlex Pietrangelo

Jay BouwmeesterKevin Shattenkirk

Carl GunnarssonColton Parayko

Goaltenders

Jake Allen

Brian Elliott

The Jets have played poorly for five games straight, while the Blues have been offensively top heavy - which is to be expected, considering the personnel who are out. It is interesting to see Hutchinson start, considering these are his stats for his last five games:

GAME DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA EN GA EN GA
14 NOV '15 WPG @ NSH L 3 7 4 .571 0 0 12:01 3 0 0 0
10 NOV '15 WPG @ MIN 1 16 15 .938 0 0 28:04 1 0 0 0
05 NOV '15 WPG @ OTT O 2 31 29 .935 0 0 65:00 2 0 0 0
01 NOV '15 WPG @ MTL L 4 9 5 .556 0 0 23:02 3 0 1 0
29 OCT '15 CHI @ WPG W 1 46 45 .978 0 0 60:00 0 1 0 0

That's a crapshoot, which is basically the Jets' goaltending right now. Neither goaltender is playing well at all. It's disappointing to see Burmistrov on the fourth line, with Peluso and Copp. Perhaps we should be thankful for Hitchcock's use of younger players after all.