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Game Day Preview: Predators @ Jets

A preview of tonight’s Jets and Predators game.

Jets vs Preds

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Records: Winnipeg (4-4-0, 12th in the Western Conference), Nashville (4-3-1, 9th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-Jets, FS-TN, TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon:  The Jets wrap up their six game home stand against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, October 22nd (7:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 4-3 shoootout win over St. Louis.

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Tobias Enstrom (1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 7 assists, 7 points), Bryan Little (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points), Evander Kane (4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points)

Nashville Predators: David Legwand (1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points), Mike Fisher (2 goals, 3 assists, 5 points), Craig Smith (1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points)

Game Notes:

– After a very scary incident during Friday night’s game in which Jacob Trouba fell head first into the boards and was taken off the ice by medical staff, it appears that Trouba avoided more serious injury and is listed as having a neck sprain. Trouba was placed on the injured reserve on Saturday and will be out of the line-up for at least two weeks.

Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day) and Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day) will not dress for the Jets tonight.

Adam Pardy was recalled from St.John’s (AHL) on Saturday and will make his season debut tonight. Paul Postma will also dress for the Winnipeg Jets tonight.

– Winnipeg is ranked 29th overall in the NHL in Face-off Percentage (44.6%)

– Nashville is ranked 1st overall in the NHL in Face-off Percentage (55.9%)

Starting Goalies:

Ondrej Pavelec ( 3-4-0, 3.00 GAA, .907 Save Percentage)

Carter Hutton (0-0-0, 1.20 GAA, .955 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Evander Kane-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd-Mark Scheifele-Michael Frolik
James Wright-Olli Jokinen-Devin Setoguchi
Matt Halischuk-Patrice Cormier-Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom-Dustin Byfuglien
Grant Clitsome-Zach Bogosian
Paul Postma-Adam Pardy

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Eric Tangradi

Projected Nashville Predators Line Combinations:

Colin Wilson-David Legwand-Patric Hornqvist
Gabriel Bourque-Matt Cullen-Craig Smith
Eric Nystrom-Nick Spaling-Filip Forsberg
Viktor Stalberg-Paul Gaustad-Matt Hendricks

Seth Jones-Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm- Kevin Klein
Victor Bartley-Ryan Ellis

Carter Hutton
Pekka Rinne

Healthy Scratches: Rich Clune

Injury Report:

Nashville Predators: Roman Josi (concussion), Mike Fisher (undisclosed)

Winnipeg Jets: Chris Thorburn (lower body, IR), Jacob Trouba (LTIR), Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day), Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day)