PITTSBURGH - The Winnipeg Jets are here and there is a hockey game tonight.
The Jets were quietly going about their business this morning while down the hall the Pittsburgh Penguins were in full circus mode following the acquisition of future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla.
"I woke up and saw it on my phone. It’s exciting news. Jarome’s a great player and a great person. This is great news," said Pens captain Sidney Crosby.
The Jets will certainly be the underdog tonight (6 p.m., TSNJets, TSN 1290) when they meet the Pens, who have won 13 straight.
It will be the battle of the backups as Winnipeg starts Al Montoya in goal while Tomas Vokoun goes for the Penguins.
Pittsburgh superstar Evgeni Malkin is expected to return after a nine-game absence and newcomer Douglas Murray will be on the blueline for Pittsburgh.
"It’s a tough task for us. We know who they have. We have to defend and use our speed," said Jets coach Claude Noel.