Game Day Set-Up: Stars at Jets

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on December 14, 2013 — No Comments

Jets vs Stars

When: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (14-14-5, 12th in the Western Conference), Dallas Stars (14-11-5, 10th in the Western Conference)

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

On the Horizon: Monday, December 16th on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets (2:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 3-2 shootout loss at home to the Colorado Avalanche

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (13 goals, 16 assists, 29 points), Blake Wheeler (9 goals, 14 assists, 23 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points), Andrew Ladd (8 goals, 14 assists, 21 points), Olli Jokinen (7 goals, 12 assists, 19 points)

Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin (15 goals, 12 assists, 27 points), Jamie Benn (7 goals, 19 assists, 26 points), Alex Chiasson (8 goals, 8 assists, 16 points), Cody Eakin (7 goals, 9 assists, 16 points), Valeri Nichushkin (4 goals, 11 assists, 15 points)

Game Day Notes:

* Special Note: Today’s game is Ondrej Pavelec Bobblehead Giveaway Day. All 15,004 fans in attendance at the MTS Centre today will receive a Bobblehead.

– The Stars are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday and are 3-4-3 in their last 10 games

– The Jets are 3-10-3 against Central Division opponents this year.

Tyler Seguin has four points (two goals, two assists) in two games against the Jets this season

– Jets left winger Evander Kane (26 Games Played, 7 goals, 7 assists, 14 points) will not play today and will miss his sixth consecutive game with a lower body injury

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Dallas has the 30th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (10.5%) and the 21st Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (80.0%)

– Winnipeg has the 28th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (12.5%) and the 11th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.6%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (10-12-4, 2.73 GAA, .912 Save Percentage)

–  Kari Lehtonen (11-7-5, 2.42 GAA, .921 Save Percentage)  

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Chris Thorburn-Olli Jokinen-Devin Setoguchi
Matt Halischuk-Mark Scheifele-Michael Frolik
James Wright-John Albert-Anthony Peluso

Dustin Byfuglien- Tobias Enstrom
Jacob Trouba – Mark Stuart
Grant Clitsome- Adam Pardy

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Eric Tangradi, Keaton Ellerby

Projected Dallas Stars Line Combinations:

Jamie Benn- Tyler Seguin- Valeri Nichushkin
Erik Cole-Cody Eakin-Alex Chiasson
Ray Whitney-Shawn Horcoff-Rich Peverley
Antoine Roussel-Colton Sceviour-Ryan Garbutt

Alex Goligoski -Brenden Dillon
Kevin Connatuon-Sergei Gonchar
Aaron Rome- Jamie Oleksiak

Kari Lehtonen
Dan Ellis

Healthy Scratches: Jordie Benn, Dustin Jeffrey

Injury Report:

Dallas Stars: Vernon Fiddler (upper body), Trevor Daley (ankle), Stephane Robidas (leg)

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