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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Blackhawks

United Center

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

Records: Winnipeg (6-8-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Chicago (9-2-4, 5th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN, CSN-CH+/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: The Jets return home for  two games on Friday, November 8th against the Nashville Predators (7:00 p.m. CST) and Sunday, November 10th against the San Jose Sharks (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points), Andrew Ladd (4 goals, 8 assists, 12 points), Evander Kane (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 9 assists, 9 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)

Chicago Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews (7 goals, 6 assists, 13 points), Patrick Kane (8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points), Marian Hossa (6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points),  Duncan Keith (0 goals, 10 assists, 10 points), Patrick Sharp (3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points)

Game Notes:

– The Blackhawks defeated the Jets 5-1 last Saturday at MTS Centre. The two teams play again in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 21st (7:00 p.m. CST).

Dustin Byfuglien has taken 11 minor penalties this year, most in the NHL. Byfuglien has blocked 31 shots this year, most of any Jets player.

– Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 7 Power Play Points this year, tied for 6th most in the NHL

– Jets forward Bryan Little has five points (three goals, two assists) in his last four games. Jets Captain Andrew Ladd has four points (one goal, three assists) in his last three games.

– Jets forward Devin Setoguchi will play in his 400th career NHL game tonight.

Starting Goalies:

– Al Montoya (2-1-0, 1.69 GAA, .902 Save Percentage)

– Corey Crawford (8-2-3, 2.19 GAA, .918 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Tobias Enstrom-Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome-Dustin Byfuglien
Adam Pardy- Keaton Ellerby

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Zach Redmond

Projected Chicago Blackhawks Line Combinations:

Patrick Sharp- Jonathan Toews- Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad- Brandon Pirri-Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell-Andrew Shaw-Ben Smith
Brandon Bollig-Marcus Kruger-

Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya-Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy- Michal Rozsival/Sheldon Brookbank

Corey Crawford
Nikolai Khabibulin

Healthy Scratches: Jeremy Morin

Injury Report:

Chicago Blackhawks: Michal Handzus (hand), Brad Mills (lower body)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jacob Trouba (LTIR, neck), Jim Slater (undisclosed, day-to-day), Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day), Evander Kane (lower body, questionable for tonight’s game)