Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Bruins

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on January 4, 2014 — No Comments

TD Bank Garden

When: Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. CST

Where: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

Records: Winnipeg Jets (19-19-5, 11th in the Western Conference), Boston Bruins (27-12-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, NESN/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Sunday, January 5th on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins (12:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 4-3 road loss to the Ottawa Senators

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (14 goals, 19 assists, 33 points), Blake Wheeler (15 goals, 16 assists, 31 points), Dustin Byfuglien (8 goals, 23 assists, 31 points), Andrew Ladd (10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points), Olli Jokinen (10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points)

Boston Bruins: David Krejci (9 goals, 27 assists, 36 points), Reilly Smith (14 goals, 17 assists, 31 points), Milan Lucic (12 goals, 18 assists, 30 points),  Jarome Iginla (13 goals, 15 assists, 28 points), Patrice Bergeron (10 goals, 14 assists, 24 points)

Game Day Notes:

- The Bruins won their last game 3-2 over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday and are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games

- The Bruins average 2.90 goals/game, 6th in the NHL. By comparison, the Jets average 2.60 goals/game, 16th in the NHL.

- Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith has seven goals and three assists in his last 10 games.

-  Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal tonight. Al Montoya started the last three games in goal for the Jets.

Special Teams Breakdown:

- Boston has the 6th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (21.6%) and the 6th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (85.0%)

- Winnipeg has the 24th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (14.6%) and the 11th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.0%)

Starting Goalies:

Ondrej Pavelec (11-16-4, 3.03 GAA, .902 Save Percentage)

-  Tuukka Rask (20-9-2, 1.99 GAA, .932 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
Eric Tangradi-James Wright- Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom- Jacob Trouba
Keaton Ellerby- Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Stuart- Zach Bogosian

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Eric O’Dell, Adam Pardy

Projected Boston Bruins Line Combinations:

Milan Lucic- David Krejci- Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg-Ryan Spooner-Matt Fraser
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski- Johnny Boychuk
Adam McQuaid- Torey Krug

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Healthy Scratches: Kevan Miller

Injury Report:

Boston Bruins: Dennis Seidenberg (lower body), Loui Eriksson (concussion), Chris Kelly (leg), Shawn Thornton (suspension)

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