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Game Day Set-Up: Blues @ Jets

Ez sets up tonight’s contest between the Jets and Blues.

Blues at Jets

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (14-13-4, 11th in the Western Conference), St.Louis Blues (19-6-3, 5th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, FS-mW/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Thursday, December 12th at home against the Colorado Avalanche (7:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (12 goals, 15 assists, 27 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 16 assists, 22 points), Andrew Ladd (8 goals, 13 assists, 21 points), Blake Wheeler (7 goals, 14 assists, 21 points), Olli Jokinen (7 goals, 11 assists, 18 points)

St.Louis Blues: Alexander Steen (20 goals, 12 assists, 32 points), David Backes (13 goals, 13 assists, 26 points), TJ Oshie (4 goals, 21 assists, 25 points), Jay Bouwmeester (2 goals, 19 assists, 21 points), Kevin Shattenkirk (2 goals, 19 assists, 21 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Blues lost their last game, 5-2 to the Anaheim Ducks and are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

– St.Louis averages 3.39 goals for/game (2nd in the NHL). Winnipeg ranks 19th in the NHL (2.48 goals/game)

– The Jets are 1-1 against the Blues this year (The Jets defeated the Blues 4-3 in a shootout at home on October 18th and lost 3-2 on the road on October 29th).

– Jets left winger Evander Kane will not play tonight and will miss his fourth consecutive game and with a lower body injury

– The Jets are 3-9-2 against Central Division opponents this year.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– St.Louis has the 2nd Ranked Power Play in the NHL (24.3%) and the 15th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.3%)

– Winnipeg has the 30th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (10.8%) and the 12th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (83.8%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (10-11-3, 2.76 GAA, .914 Save Percentage)

–  Brian Elliott (4-1-1, 2.18 GAA, .915 Save Percentage)  

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
Chris Thorburn-Olli Jokinen-Devin Setoguchi
Matt Halischuk-Mark Scheifele-Michael Frolik
James Wright-John Albert-Anthony Peluso

Dustin Byfuglien- Tobias Enstrom
Jacob Trouba – Grant Clitsome
Mark Stuart- Keaton Ellerby

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Eric Tangradi, Adam Pardy

Projected St.Louis Blues Line Combinations:

David Backes- Alexander Steen- TJ Oshie
Jaden Schwartz-Vladimir Sobotka-Chris Stewart
Derek Roy-Patrik Berglund-Vladimir Tarasenko
Brenden Morrow- Maxim Lapierre-Adam Cracknell

Alex Pieterangelo -Jay Bouwmeester
Kevin Shattenkirk-Barret Jackman
Ian Cole- Roman Polak

Brian Elliott
Jaroslav Halak

Healthy Scratches: Magnus Paajarvi, Carlo Colaiacovo

Injury Report:

St. Louis Blues: Ryan Reaves (hand), Jordan Leopold (hand)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely), Zach Bogosian (lower body, Injured Reserve), Evander Kane (lower body, day-to-day)