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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Canucks

Setting up tonight’s Jets and Canucks game with projected lines, starting goalies, games notes and more.

Rogers Arena

When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Time: 9:00 p.m. CST

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

Records: Winnipeg Jets (26-18-8, 60 points, 6th in West), Vancouver Canucks (27-18-3, 57 points, 7th in West)

Television/Radio: TSN3, SNP/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Friday, February 6th at home against the Chicago Blackhawks (7:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (18 goals, 26 assists, 44 points), Bryan Little (19 goals, 21 assists, 40 points), Blake Wheeler (14 goals, 24 assists, 38 points), Dustin Byfuglien (12 goals, 21 assists, 33 points), Mathieu Perreault (17 goals, 14 assists, 31 points)

Vancouver Canucks: Daniel Sedin (10 goals, 31 assists, 41 points), Henrik Sedin (9 goals, 32 assists, 41 points), Radim Vrbata (19 goals, 14 assists, 33 points), Nick Bonino (11 goals, 14 assists, 25 points), Chris Higgins (7 goals, 13 assists, 20 points)

Game Day Notes:

– Tonight is the second game of a back-to-back Western Canadian set for Winnipeg. The Jets have lost four games in a row and are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.

– Jets Road Record: 14-8-5

– The Jets have a record of 4-7-2 against teams in the Pacific Division this year.

– The Jets are 19-7-5 this season when they score the first goal of a game.

– The Jets have allowed 20 goals in the last four games (three empty net goals)

– Since the All-Star Break, the Jets have allowed 8 Power Play Goals on 16 opportunities.

– The Jets are 2-1-2 in the second half of back-to-back games this season

– The Jets are the most penalized team in the NHL, averaging 14.4 penalty minutes/game.

– Vancouver is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games.

– Vancouver’s power play has been struggling as of late, scoring just two goals over the last 19 chances.

– This is the first of three meetings between the Jets and Canucks this year. The Jets play the Canucks again on Tuesday, March 24th in Vancouver and Saturday, April 4th in Winnipeg.

– As per Brian Munz of the TSN 1290 RadioOndrej Pavelec is expected to start in goal for the Jets tonight. It will be Pavelec’s first start in four games.

– As per Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province, Eddie Lack is expected to start in net for the Canucks tonight. In 14 games this season, Lack has a record of 3-8-2 with a 2.61 Goals Against Average and .912 Save Percentage and one shutout. Lack, a former member of the Manitoba Moose, went 2-1-0 against the Jets last year.

– According to Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province, Canucks forward Zack Kassian will be a healthy scratch tonight for the second game in a row and fourth time in eight games. Kassian has six points (two goals, four assists) in 26 games this season.

– Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado is doubtful to play for the Canucks tonight. Corrado has played 7 games for the Canucks this year (one assist). Ryan Stanton, who has been a healthy scratch the last four games, will replace Corrado in the line-up. Stanton will be paired with the recently acquired Adam Clendening.

– Red Hot: Jets Captain Andrew Ladd has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) over the last 11 games.

– Ice Cold: Mark Scheifele has not scored a goal since January 11th against Anaheim (9 games without a goal)

– The Canucks average 2.69 goals for/game, 20th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.69 goals for/game, 19th in the NHL.

– The Canucks average 2.56 goals against/game, 15th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.56 goals against/game, 14th in the NHL.

– Defenseman Alex Edler leads all Canucks in ice time, averaging 24:22 of ice time per game.

– Canucks Top Face-off Guy: Bo Horvat (51.5%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (56.6%)

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Vancouver PP (18.7%, 13th in NHL), Vancouver PK (86.7%, 3rd in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (16.9%, 22nd in NHL), Winnipeg PK (81.2%, 16th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault- Mark Scheifele- Michael Frolik
Evander Kane- Adam Lowry-Chris Thorburn
TJ Galiardi- Jim Slater- Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom- Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot- Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Healthy Scratches: Adam Pardy, Paul Postma

Projected Vancouver Canucks Line Combinations:

Daniel Sedin- Henrik Sedin- Radim Vrbata
Chris Higgins- Linden Vey- Alexandre Burrows
Shawn Matthias- Nick Bonino- Jannik Hansen
Ronalds Kenins- Bo Horvat- Derek Dorsett

Alexander Edler – Chris Tanev
Dan Hamhuis- Luca Sbisa
Ryan Stanton- Adam Clendening

Ryan Miller
Eddie Lack

Healthy Scratches: Zack Kassian, Yannick Weber

Injury Report:

Vancouver Canucks: Brad Richardson (ankle), Kevin Bieksa (hand)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Matt Halischuk (lower body, Injured Reserve), Jay Harrison (upper body)