Game Day Set-Up: Oilers @ Jets

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Game Previews,Winnipeg Jets on January 18, 2014 — No Comments

Oilers at Jets

When: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (21-23-5, 12th in the Western Conference), Edmonton Oilers (15-30-5, 14th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: CBC/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Tuesday, January 21st on the road against the Anaheim Ducks (9:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 5-2 road win over the Calgary Flames

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (16 goals, 23 assists, 39 points), Dustin Byfuglien (11 goals, 27 assists, 38 points), Blake Wheeler (17 goals, 19 assists, 36 points), Andrew Ladd (10 goals, 22 assists, 32 points), Olli Jokinen (13 goals, 18 assists, 31 points)

Edmonton Oilers: Taylor Hall (18 goals, 27 assists, 45 points), Jordan Eberle (15 goals, 23 assists, 38 points), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (13 goals, 23 assists, 36 points),  David Perron (17 goals, 17 assists, 34 points), Ales Hemsky (7 goals, 17 assists, 24 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Oilers come into Winnipeg on a three game losing streak and with a record of 2-6-2 in their last ten games.

– Edmonton averages 2.54 goals/game, 18th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.71 goals/game, 14th in the NHL. Edmonton averages 3.52 goals against/game, 30th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.94 goals/against, 22nd in the NHL.

– Who’s Hot: Edmonton forward Taylor Hall has four goals and eight assists in his last ten games. Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz has two goals and five assists in his last ten games.

– Tonight will be Paul Maurice‘s third game as Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets have won their first two games under Maurice by a combined score of 10-3.

– On Friday the Jets announced that Grant Clitsome underwent season-ending back surgery at the Marina Spine Center in California. Clitsome had two goals and 10 assists in 34 games with the Jets this season.

– Evander Kane will miss his fourth consecutive game tonight with a hand injury.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Edmonton has the 18th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (18.0%) and the 20th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (80.0%)

– Winnipeg has the 23rd Ranked Power Play in the NHL (15.1%) and the 11th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.2%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (13-19-4, 3.05 GAA, .899 Save Percentage)

–  Ilya Bryzgalov (3-7-2, 3.27 GAA, .902 Save Percentage)  

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Zach Bogosian – Tobias Enstrom
Mark Stuart – Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy – Keaton Ellerby

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Zach Redmond

Projected Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations:

Taylor Hall- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins- Jordan Eberle
David Perron- Sam Gagner- Ryan Jones
Ryan Smyth-Boyd Gordon-Matt Hendricks
Luke Gazdic-Mark Arcobello-Jesse Joensuu

Andrew Ference – Justin Schultz
Anton Belov – Nick Schultz
Jeff Petry – Martin Marincin

Ilya Bryzgalov
Ben Scrivens

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky (ankle), Curtis Hamilton (knee), Corey Potter (groin), Nail Yakupov (concussion)

Winnipeg Jets:  Matt Halischuk (forearm, Injured Reserve), Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely),  Grant Clitsome (back, out for season), Evander Kane (hand), Eric Tangradi (flu)