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Game Day Set-Up: Capitals @ Jets

Jets vs. Capitals preview.


When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Records: Winnipeg (4-5-0, 12th in the Western Conference), Washington (3-5-0, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-Jets, CSN-DC/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon:  The Jets begin a four game road trip with a game against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, October 24th (7:00 p.m. CST). The Jets will also play the Colorado Avalanche (Saturday, October 26th), the Dallas Stars (Sunday, October 27th) and St. Louis Blues  (Tuesday, October 29th) before returning home. 

Last Game: 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Tobias Enstrom (1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 7 assists, 7 points), Evander Kane (5 goals, 2 assists, 7 points)

Washington Capitals: Alexander Ovechkin (7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points), Nicklas Backstrom (1 goal, 8 assists, 9 points), Mikhail Grabovski (3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points)

Game Notes:

– Washington has the Best Power Play in the NHL (33.3%), Winnipeg’s Power Play is Ranked 22nd (14.3%)

– Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day) may play tonight while it looks like Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day) may be out longer than originally expected

– Evander Kane leads the Jets in three categories: Most Goals (5),  Most Penalty Minutes (19) and Most Shots (48) and is tied for the lead in Game Winning Goals (1)

Other Notes:

– On Monday, The Western Hockey League announced that Portland Winterhawks’ forward Nic Petan (Winnipeg Jets 2013 2nd Draft Pick)  was named Denny’s WHL Player of the Week (Petan had two goals and five assists in three games)

– On Monday, The Ontario Hockey League announced that Guelph Storm forward Scott Kosmachuk (2012 3rd Round Pick) was named Player of the Week (Kosmachuk had six goals and three assists in three games)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec ( 3-5-0, 3.01 GAA, .904 Save Percentage)

– Braden Holtby (2-4-0, 2.91 GAA, .913 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

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

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Eric Tangradi

Projected Washington Capitals Line Combinations:

Marcus Johansson-Nicklas Backstrom-Alexander Ovechkin
Martin Erat-Brooks Laich-Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera-Mikhail Grabovski-Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti-Eric Fehr-Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner-John Carlson
Nate Schmidt- Mike Green
John Erskine-Steve Oleksy

Braden Holtby
Michel Neuvirth

Healthy Scratches: Jay Beagle

Injury Report:

Washington Capitals: Jack Hillen (knee)

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