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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Blue Jackets

Setting up today’s Jets and Blue Jackets game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

Nationwide Arena

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Records: Winnipeg Jets (10-9-3, 23 points, 9th in West), Columbus Blue Jackets (6-12-2, 14 points, 15th in East)

Television/Radio: FS-O, TSN3/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Wednesday, November 26th on the road against the Buffalo Sabres (6:00 p.m. CST).

Last Game: 4-2 loss to the St.Louis Blues

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Blake Wheeler (8 goals, 6 assists, 14 points), Andrew Ladd (7 goals, 6 assists, 13 points), Bryan Little (6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points), Tobias Enstrom (1 goals, 8 assists, 9 points), Michael Frolik (4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points)

Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Johansen (7 goals, 16 assists, 23 points), Nick Foligno (10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points), Scott Hartnell (5 goals, 9 assists, 14 points), Cam Atkinson (7 goals, 3 assists, 10 points), James Wisniewski (2 goals, 7 assists, 9 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Jets have lost two games in a row and have a record of 4-4-2 over their last 10 games.

– The Jets have a record of 5-0-2 against teams in the Metropolitan Division this year.

– This is the first of two meetings between the Jets and Blue Jackets this year. The two teams will meet again on Wednesday, January 21st in Winnipeg.

– Prior to Tuesday night’s game, the Jets placed forward TJ Galiardi on waivers. Galiardi has no points in 17 games with the Jets.

– According to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, Tobias Enstrom will not play for the Jets tonight (lower body). Grant Clitsome will replace Enstrom in the line-up.

– Milestone: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski is expected to play in his 500th career game tonight.

– According to, Columbus has lost 136 man games due to injury so far this season.

– According to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free PressMichael Hutchinson will start in net for the Jets today. Hutchinson has a record of 3-1-1 with a .948 Save Percentage and 1.38 Goals Against Average.

– Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to get the start in goal for the Blue Jackets tonight. In 12 games for the Blue Jackets this season, Bobrovsky has a record of 5-6-1 with a 2.95 Goals Against Average and .911 Save Percentage.

– Surging: Jets forward Michael Frolik has two goals and two assists in his last four games.

– Slumping: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom has no points in his last seven games.

– Enstrom leads all Jets in ice time, averaging 25:07 of ice time per game, ranked 12th in the NHL.

– Defenseman Jack Johnson leads all Blue Jackets in ice time, averaging 23:47 of ice time per game, ranked 8th in the NHL.

– Blue Jackets Top Face-off Guy: Ryan Johansen (50.5%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (56.7%)

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Columbus: Ryan Johansen. After a lengthy contract dispute that was resolved just before the season started, Johansen has been the team’s offensive leader. Johansen leads the team with 23 points, including six multi-point games.

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Winnipeg: Michael Hutchinson. Hutchinson has been excellent for the Jets this season and has not allowed more than one goal in a game since allowing three goals in his first start of the season on October 12th against the Los Angeles Kings.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Columbus PP (23.4%, 5th in NHL), Columbus PK (8.4%, 29th in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (8.6%, 29th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (84.5%, 8th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane- Mathieu Perreault- Dustin Byfuglien
Adam Lowry- Mark Scheifele -Michael Frolik
Matt Halischuk- Jim Slater- Chris Thorburn

Grant Clitsome- Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy- Paul Postma

Michael Hutchinson
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Anthony Peluso

Projected Columbus Blue Jackets Line Combinations:

Scott Hartnell- Ryan Johansen- Nick Foligno
Matt Calvert- Boone Jenner- Jack Skille
Brian Gibbons- Artem Anisimov- Cam Atkinson
Corey Tropp- Alexander Wennberg- Jared Boll

Dalton Prout- Jack Johnson
Jordan Leopold- David Savard
Kevin Connauton- James Wisniewski

Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Healthy Scratches: Adam Cracknell, Tim Erixon

Injury Report:

Columbus Blue Jackets: Fedor Tyutin (lower body), Brandon Dubinsky (abdomen), Ryan Murray (knee), Cody Goloubef (leg), Mark Letestu (groin),  Nathan Horton (back)

Winnipeg Jets:  Tobias Enstrom (lower body)

The Jets and Moose will hit the ice later this morning for training camp out at the IcePlex.

Kick start your day with all the latest Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and Winnipeg Ice news, notes and video.

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