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The Sharks could drag this road trip up to .500 today

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Sharks' (21-12-6, 3rd Pacific) next and final stop on their eastern Canada and Dallas road trip is a visit to Winnipeg to take on the high flying Jets (24-11-7, 1st Central). It has been frequently proposed over the past few years that the Jets would be a competitive team if they could just get a save now and again. Apparently there was some truth to that statement, as all general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff had to do was sign Steve Mason to an $8 million deal and then play Connor Hellebuyck anyway to get the results they needed.

The Jets are on a five game point streak (4-0-1), most recently coming out on top of a 4-3 contest with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday evening. Winnipeg leads the central division, and boasts the league's seventh leading point scorer in Blake Wheeler, and the league's tenth leading goal scorer in Patrik Laine.

The Sharks, on the other hand, are likely still recovering from their shocking third period meltdown in Ottawa on Friday night. The three goal lead the Sharks gave up marks the first time this season that the Sharks have carried a lead into the third period and lost. As brutal as that loss was, the Jets are likely to provide the greatest challenge the Sharks have yet to face on this road trip.

The addition of defenseman Tobias Enstrom will bolster the Jets' already formidable defensive corps, and Winnipeg has the defensive depth to ease him back into the lineup on a second pair with the struggling Dustin Byfuglien. The Sharks can finish this road trip above .500 with a win today, and head into their bye week on a high(ish) note.

Sharks Lines

Timo Meier -- Joe Thornton -- Joe Pavelski

Tomas Hertl -- Logan Couture -- Joonas Donskoi

Mikkel Boedker -- Chris Tierney -- Kevin Labanc

Jannik Hansen-- Barclay Goodrow -- Melker Karlsson

Brenden Dillon -- Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Justin Braun

Joakim Ryan -- Tim Heed

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Paul Martin, Joel Ward, Dylan DeMelo

No morning skate today on account of the matinee affair, so the lines should be solidified closer to puck drop.

Jets Lines

Kyle Connor -- Blake Wheeler -- Patrik Laine

Nikolaj Ehlers -- Bryan Little -- Mathieu Perreault

Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Joel Armia

Shawn Matthias -- Matt Hendricks -- Marko Dano

Josh Morrissey -- Jacob Trouba

Toby Enstrom -- Dustin Byfuglien

Dmitry Kulikov -- Tyler Myers

Connor Hellebuyck

Steve Mason

Scratched: Jack Roslovic, Tucker Poolman, Ben Chiarot

Injured: Mark Scheifele (upper body), Brandon Tanev (lower body)

Where to watch

Broadcast: NBCSCA, TSN3

Stream: NHL.tv / NHL App

Radio: 98.5 KFOX / NHL App / Sharks App