Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Flyers

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on November 29, 2013 — No Comments

Jets @ Flyers

When: Friday, November 29, 2013

Time: 10:30 a.m. CST

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Records: Winnipeg Jets (12-11-4, 11th in the Western Conference), Philadelphia Flyers (10-12-2, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, CSN-PH/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Monday, December 2nd on the road against the New York Rangers (6:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 3-2 win over the New York Islanders

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (12 goals, 13 assists, 25 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 15 assists, 21 points), Andrew Ladd (7 goals, 13 assists, 20 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 12 assists, 17 points), Olli Jokinen (4 goals,10 assists, 14 points)

Philadelphia Flyers: Claude Giroux (3 goals, 14 assists, 17 points), Brayden Schenn (7 goals, 8 assists, 15 points), Vincent Lecavalier (9 goals, 5 assists, 14 points),  Jakub Voracek (3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points), Wayne Simmonds (5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Flyers have lost their last two games and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games

– Philadelphia has really struggled to score goals this year, ranking 25th overall in the NHL at 2.17 goals/game

– The Flyers have scored a Power Play goal in 8 straight games (Centre Vincent Lecavalier leads the team with 5 Power Play goals)

– The Jets are 8-2-1 when scoring first this season and are 6-1-1 against teams in the Eastern Conference

James Wright got his first point of the season (an assist) in his 27th game during Winnipeg’s 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Wright had a very strong game overall, playing 11 minutes and 26 seconds and winning 60 percent of his face-offs.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Philadelphia has the 22nd Ranked Power Play in the NHL (16.3%) and the 17th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (81.4%)

– Winnipeg has the 28th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (12.2%) and the 16th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (82.4%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (9-9-3, 2.72 GAA, .915 Save Percentage)

–  Steve Mason (7-8-2, 2.17 GAA, .931 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

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Anthony Peluso, Adam Pardy

Projected Philadelphia Flyers Line Combinations:

Scott Hartnell- Claude Giroux- Jakub Voracek
Brayden Schenn-Vincent Lecavalier-Wayne Simmonds
Steve Downie-Sean Couturier-Matt Read
Zac Rinaldo- Adam Hall-Michael Raffl

Kimmo Timonen -Braydon Coburn
Nicklas Grossmann-Mark Streit
Luke Schenn- Andrej Meszaros

Steve Mason
Ray Emery

Healthy Scratches: Hal Gill, Jay Rosehill, Erik Gustafsson

Injury Report:

Philadelphia Flyers: Chris Pronger (Long Term Injured Reserve)

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