Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Islanders

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on November 27, 2013 — No Comments

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When: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Records: Winnipeg (11-11-4, 12th in the Western Conference), New York Islanders (8-13-3, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, MSG Plus 2/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Friday, November 29th on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers (10:30 a.m. CST).

Last Game: 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (12 goals, 12 assists, 24 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 15 assists, 21 points), Andrew Ladd (6 goals, 13 assists, 19 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points), Olli Jokinen (4 goals,10 assists, 14 points)

New York Islanders: John Tavares (10 goals, 17 assists, 27 points), Frans Nielsen (10 goals, 12 assists, 22 points), Kyle Okposo (6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points),  Josh Bailey (4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Islanders have lost three games in a row and are 2-8 in their last ten games

– The Islanders have allowed the 3rd most goals in the NHL with 82

– Islanders d-man Matt Donovan (21 GP, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points) is the first Oklahoman born and raised in the state to play in the NHL. Donovan is from Edmond, Oklahoma.

Jacob Trouba‘s Stat Line in his first game back after missing 17 games with a Neck Sprain: 19:59 of Total Ice Time, 1:47 of Power Play Time, 2:03 of Penalty Killing Time, 0 points, 1 shot, 1 Blocked Shot

– Dustin Byfuglien ranks 2nd overall in the NHL in defenseman scoring with 21 points (Erik Karlsson leads all defenseman with 24 points

Special Teams Breakdown:

– New York Islanders have the 21st Ranked Power Play in the NHL (16.5%) and the 30th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (70.3%)

– Winnipeg has the 27th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (12.5%) and the 14th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (82.6%)

Starting Goalies:

– Al Montoya (2-2-1, 2.49 GAA, .913 Save Percentage)

–  Kevin Poulin (3-8-0, 3.10 GAA, .891 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Dustin Byfuglien- Tobias Enstrom
Jacob Trouba – Grant Clitsome
Mark Stuart- Keaton Ellerby

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Anthony Peluso, Adam Pardy

Projected New York Islanders Line Combinations:

Thomas Vanek- John Tavares- Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-Josh Bailey
Pierre-Marc Bouchard-Peter Regin-Cal Clutterbuck
Brock Nelson- Casey Cizikas-Matt Martin

Andrew MacDonald -Travis Hamonic
Matt Donovan-Thomas Hickey
Aaron Ness- Matt Carkner

Kevin Poulin
Anders Nilsson

Healthy Scratches: Radek Martinek, Colin McDonald

Injury Report:

New York Islanders: Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion), Brian Strait (upper body), Evgeni Nabokov (groin)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely), Zach Bogosian (lower body, Injured Reserve)