Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Oilers

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on December 23, 2013 — No Comments

Rexall Place

When: Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Time: 8:30 p.m. CST

Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta

Records: Winnipeg Jets (16-17-5, 11th in the Western Conference), Edmonton Oilers (11-24-3, 14th in the Western Conference)

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

On the Horizon: Friday, December 27th at home against the Minnesota Wild (7:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 2-1 road loss to the Vancouver Canucks

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (14 goals, 17 assists, 31 points), Blake Wheeler (12 goals, 15 assists, 27 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)

Edmonton Oilers: Taylor Hall (13 goals, 17 assists, 30 points), Jordan Eberle (11 goals, 18 assists, 29 points), David Perron (14 goals, 13 assists, 27 points),  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (9 goals, 18 assists, 27 points), Ales Hemsky (6 goals, 12 assists, 18 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Oilers lost their last game to the St.Louis Blues and have lost six games in a row

– The Oilers average 2.45 goals/game, 21st in the NHL. By comparison, the Jets average 2.53 goals/game, 18th in the NHL.

– The Jets have a record of 3-2-1 against Pacific Division opponents this year.

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

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Edmonton has the 17th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (17.2%) and the 19th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (81.9%)

– Winnipeg has the 25th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (15.1%) and the 13th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.9%)

Starting Goalies:

Ondrej Pavelec (11-15-4, 2.84 GAA, .908 Save Percentage)

–  Ilya Bryzgalov (1-4-0, 2.94 GAA, .917 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

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Keaton Ellerby, Eric Tangradi

Projected Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations:

Taylor Hall- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins- Jordan Eberle
Ryan Smyth-Boyd Gordon-David Perron
Luke Gazdic-Sam Gagner-Nail Yakupov
Jesse Joensuu-Anton Lander-Ales Hemsky

Andrew Ference- Justin Schultz
Anton Belov- Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz- Corey Potter

Ilya Bryzgalov
Devan Dubnyk

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Edmonton Oilers: Ryan Jones (head)

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