Game Day Set-Up: Lightning @ Jets

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on January 7, 2014 — No Comments

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When: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (19-21-5, 11th in the Western Conference), Tampa Bay Lightning (25-13-4, 4th in the Eastern Conference)

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

On the Horizon: Saturday, January 11th at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets (6:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 6-5 road loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (14 goals, 20 assists, 34 points), Dustin Byfuglien (9 goals, 23 assists, 32 points), Blake Wheeler (16 goals, 16 assists, 32 points), Andrew Ladd (10 goals, 19 assists, 29 points), Olli Jokinen (10 goals, 17 assists, 27 points)

Tampa Bay Lightning: Martin St.Louis (17 goals, 21 assists, 38 points), Valtteri Filpulla (16 goals, 17 assists, 33 points), Teddy Purcell (8 goals, 16 assists, 24 points),  Alex Killorn (10 goals, 13 assists, 23 points), Steven Stamkos (14 goals, 9 assists, 23 points)

Game Day Notes:

- The Lightning lost their last game 5-3 to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games

- The Lightning average 2.71 goals/game, 12th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.62 goals/game, 15th in the NHL.

- Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula has three goals and two assists in his last four games.

- Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will not play tonight. Bishop is listed as day-to-day with a hand injury. Bishop suffered the injury during Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The Lightning recalled Cedrick Desjardins from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) on Monday and he will back up Anders Lindback tonight.

- Jets forward Evander Kane has three goals and two assists in his last five games

Special Teams Breakdown:

- Tampa Bay has the 21st Ranked Power Play in the NHL (16.7%) and the 13th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (82.5%)

- Winnipeg has the 26th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (14.0%) and the 11th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (82.9%)

Starting Goalies:

Ondrej Pavelec (11-17-4, 3.06 GAA, .901 Save Percentage)

-  Anders Lindback (3-8-1, 3.21 GAA, .883 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-Eric O’Dell- James Wright

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

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Anthony Peluso, Keaton Ellerby

Projected Tampa Bay Lightning Line Combinations:

Ondrej Palat- Tyler Johnson- Martin St.Louis
Alex Killorn-Valtteri Filppula-Teddy Purcell
Nikita Kucherov-Nate Thompson-Richard Panik
Ryan Malone-BJ Crombeen-Jean-Phillipe Cote

Victor Hedman-Sami Salo
Matt Carle- Radko Gudas
Eric Brewer- Mark Barberio

Anders Lindback
Cedrick Desjardins

Healthy Scratches: Andrej Sustr

Injury Report:

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ben Bishop (hand), J.T Brown (shoulder), Keith Aulie (hand), Steven Stamkos (leg), Mattias Ohlund (knee)

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