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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Avalanche

Ez sets up tonight’s action between Jets and Avalanche.

Pepsi Center

When: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

Records: Winnipeg (5-5-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Colorado (9-1-0, 2nd in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: CBC, ALT/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon:  The Jets end their four-game road trip on Tuesday, October 29th against the St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 2-1 Shootout win over the Dallas Stars

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Evander Kane (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 8 assists, 8 points), Andrew Ladd (3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points), Bryan Little (5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points)

Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene (8 goals, 4 assists, 12 points), Alex Tanguay (3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points), PA Parenteau (3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points),  Ryan O’Reilly (3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points), Nathan Mackinnon (1 goal, 6 assists, 7 points)

Game Notes:

– The Jets have gone to Overtime or the Shootout in their last three games (5-4 Shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, October 22nd, 3-2 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday October 24th and last night’s 2-1 shootout win over the Dallas Stars)

– Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien led all players in ice-time last night versus Dallas. Byfuglien played 28:52, finishing with an assist, three shots on net and six blocked shots. Byfuglien continues to be a work horse for the Jets on defense.

– Winnipeg is 0-for-21 on the Power Play over the last seven games and are now ranked 26th in the NHL at 11.4%. On the other hand, Colorado’s Penalty Kill is ranked 1st in the NHL at 91.2%.

Starting Goalies:

Al Montoya (1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.00 Save Percentage)

– Semyon Varlamov (6-1-0, 1.73 GAA, .948 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Evander Kane-Mark Scheifele-Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd-Bryan Little-Devin Setoguchi
Eric Tangradi-Olli Jokinen-Michael Frolik
Matt Halischuk-James Wright-Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom-Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome-Dustin Byfuglien
Paul Postma-Mark Stuart

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Patrice Cormier, Adam Pardy, Anthony Peluso

Projected Colorado Avalanche Line Combinations:

Gabriel Landeskog- Paul Stastny- Alex Tanguay
Ryan O’Reilly- Matt Duchene-Steve Downie
Jamie McGinn-Nathan Mackinnon-PA Parenteau
Marc-Andre Cliche-John Mitchell-Patrick Bordeleau

Erik Johnson-Jan Hejda
Ryan Wilson-Nate Guenin
Andre Benoit- Cory Sarich

Semyon Varlamov
Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Healthy Scratches: Tyson Barrie

Injury Report:

Colorado Avalanche: Cody McLeod (suspension)

Winnipeg JetsJacob Trouba (LTIR), Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day)