Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Stars

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on October 26, 2013 — No Comments

American Airlines Arena

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

Records: Winnipeg (4-5-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Dallas (4-5-0, 13th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: CBC, TXA 21/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon:  The Jets play tomorrow, Sunday, October 27th against the Colorado Avalanche (7:00 p.m. CST). The Jets end their four-game road trip on Tuesday, October 29th against the St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 3-2 Overtime loss to the Nashville Predators

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points), Bryan Little (5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points), Evander Kane (5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points)

Dallas Stars: Jamie Benn (3 goals, 8 assists, 11 points), Tyler Seguin (4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points), Alex Chiasson (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)

Game Notes:

Ryan Garbutt will not be in the line-up for the Stars tonight as he is currently serving a 5-game suspension for his illegal hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner.

– Jets defenseman Mark Stuart returned to the line-up on Thursday against Nashville after missing two games with an injury. Stuart played 13:26 of ice time in that game.

– Winnipeg is 0-for-19 on the Power Play over the last six games and are now ranked 25th in the NHL at 11.9%. On the other hand, Winnipeg’s Penalty Kill has been steadily improving. The Jets are ranked 16th in the NHL (81.2%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (3-5-2, 3.06 GAA, .902 Save Percentage)

– Kari Lehtonen (3-1-0, 1.41 GAA, .956 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Evander Kane-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Devin Setoguchi
Eric Tangradi-Olli Jokinen-Michael Frolik
Matt Halischuk-James Wright-Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom-Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome-Dustin Byfuglien
Paul Postma-Mark Stuart

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Patrice Cormier, Adam Pardy

Projected Dallas Stars Line Combinations:

Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin-Rich Peverley
Ray Whitney-Cody Eakin-Alex Chiasson
Valeri Nichushkin-Shawn Horcoff-Erik Cole
Lane MacDermid-Vernon Fiddler-Antoine Roussel

Brenden Dillon-Stephane Robidas
Trevor Daley-Sergei Gonchar
Alex Goligoski- Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Healthy Scratches: Kevin Connauton

Injury Report:

Dallas Stars: Ryan Garbutt (suspension)

Winnipeg JetsChris Thorburn (lower body, IR), Jacob Trouba (LTIR), Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day)