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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Devils

Ez sets up tonight’s Devils and Jets game.

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When: Monday, November 25, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

Records: Winnipeg (10-11-4, 12th in the Western Conference), New Jersey (9-9-5, 9th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-JETS, MSG/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Wednesday, November 27th on the road against the New York Islanders (6:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (12 goals, 11 assists, 23 points), Andrew Ladd (6 goals, 13 assists, 19 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 13 assists, 19 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points), Olli Jokinen (4 goals,9 assists, 13 points)

New Jersey Devils: Jaromir Jagr (9 goals, 9 assists, 18 points), Marek Zidlicky (3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points), Patrik Elias (4 goals, 7 assists, 11 points),  Dainius Zubrus (3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points), Michael Ryder (5 goals, 3 assists, 8 points)

Game Day Notes:

– On Sunday, the Jets announced that Jacob Trouba was taken off the Injured Reserve.   Trouba will play for the Jets tonight in place of Adam Pardy, who will be a healthy scratch. Trouba has missed the last 17 games with a neck injury since falling head-first into the end boards on Oct. 18th against the St.Louis Blues. The Jets also re-assigned defenseman Julian Melchiori to the St.John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

– The Devils are coming off a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and are 6-3-1 in their last ten games.

– 21-year-old defenseman Adam Larsson (lower body) will not play for the Devils tonight and will be replaced by 21-year-old rookie Jon Merrill, who will play in only his 2nd ever career NHL game.

– The Jets have gone to the shootout five times in their last seven games (3 wins)

– Evander Kane has gone 11 straight games without a goal (His last goal was scored on October 26th on the road against the Dallas Stars)

Dustin Byfuglien ranks 3rd overall in the NHL in defenseman scoring with 19 points (Erik Karlsson leads all defenseman with 24 points)

– Byfuglien leads the Jets with 44 blocked shots (ranked 33rd in the NHL).

Special Teams Breakdown:

– New Jersey has the 16th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (18.7%) and the 3rd Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (86.2%)

– Winnipeg has the 27th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (12.8%) and the 17th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (82.3%)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (8-9-3, 2.81 GAA, .913 Save Percentage)

–  Marty Brodeur (7-4-2, 2.06 GAA, .917 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Dustin Byfuglien- Tobias Enstrom
Jacob Trouba – Grant Clitsome
Mark Stuart- Keaton Ellerby

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Anthony Peluso, Adam Pardy

Projected New Jersey Devils Line Combinations:

Dainius Zubrus- Travis Zajac- Jaromir Jagr
Damien Brunner-Patrik Elias-Steve Bernier
Adam Henrique-Andrei Loktionov-Michael Ryder
Ryan Carter- Jacob Josefson-Cam Janssen

Andy Greene -Marek Zidlicky
Mark Fayne-Eric Gelinas
Peter Harrold- Jon Merrill

Martin Brodeur
Cory Schneider

Healthy Scratches: Mattias Tedenby

Injury Report:

New Jersey Devils: Anton Volchenkov (leg), Ryan Clowe (concussion), Stephen Gionta (ankle), Adam Larsson (lower body)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely), Zach Bogosian (lower body, Injured Reserve)