Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Canucks

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on December 22, 2013 — No Comments

Rogers Arena

When: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

Records: Winnipeg Jets (16-16-5, 11th in the Western Conference), Vancouver Canucks (21-11-6, 7th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, SNET-P/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Monday, December 23rd on the road against the Edmonton Oilers (8:30 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 5-2 road win at home over the Florida Panthers

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (14 goals, 17 assists, 31 points), Blake Wheeler (12 goals, 14 assists, 26 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 20 assists, 26 points), Andrew Ladd (8 goals, 16 assists, 24 points), Olli Jokinen (8 goals, 14 assists, 22 points)

Vancouver Canucks: Daniel Sedin (12 goals, 21 assists, 33 points), Henrik Sedin (9 goals, 24 assists, 33 points), Ryan Kesler (15 goals, 11 assists, 26 points),  Mike Santorelli (8 goals, 18 assists, 26 points), Jason Garrison (4 goals, 19 assists, 23 points)

Game Day Notes:

- The Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night and have won eight of their last ten games

- The Canucks average 2.68 goals/game, 12th in the NHL. By comparison, the Jets average 2.57 goals/game, 18th in the NHL.

- The Jets have a record of 3-1-1 against Pacific Division opponents this year.

- Jets rookie forward Mark Scheifele is on a five game points streak  (three goals, four assists)

Special Teams Breakdown:

- Vancouver has the 24th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (14.9%) and the 1st Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (90.2%)

- Winnipeg has the 25th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (14.4%) and the 12th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.3%)

Starting Goalies:

Ondrej Pavelec (11-14-4, 2.86 GAA, .908 Save Percentage)

-  Roberto Luongo (16-9-6, 2.26 GAA, .919 Save Percentage)  

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane-Mark Scheifele-Michael Frolik
Chris Thorburn-Olli Jokinen-Devin Setoguchi
Anthony Peluso-Eric O’Dell- James Wright

Tobias Enstrom- Zach Bogosian
Adam Pardy- Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Keaton Ellerby, Eric Tangradi

Projected Vancouver Canucks Line Combinations:

Daniel Sedin- Henrik Sedin- Jannik Hansen
Chris Higgins-Ryan Kesler-Mike Santorelli
David Booth-Brad Richardson-Zack Kassian
Tom Sestito-Zac Dalpe-Dale Weise

Dan Hamhuis- Chris Tanev
Jason Garrison- Kevin Bieksa
Yannick Weber- Andrew Alberts

Roberto Luongo
Eddie Lack

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Vancouver Canucks: Alex Burrows (jaw), Alex Edler (knee), Ryan Stanton (ankle), Jordan Schroeder (ankle)

Winnipeg Jets:  Matt Halischuk (forearm, Injured Reserve), Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely),  Grant Clitsome (undisclosed).