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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Ducks

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

Jets at Ducks

When: Sunday, January 11, 2015

Time: 8:00 p.m. CST

Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California

Records: Winnipeg Jets (21-14-7, 49 points, 6th in West), Anaheim Ducks (26-10-6, 58 points, 2nd in West)

Television/Radio: TSN3, Prime/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at home against the Florida Panthers (7:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 5-4 win (shootout) over the Los Angeles Kings

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (15 goals, 19 assists, 34 points), Bryan Little (16 goals, 16 assists, 32 points), Blake Wheeler (12 goals, 20 assists, 32 points), Dustin Byfuglien (9 goals, 15 assists, 24 points), Mathieu Perreault (11 goals, 12 assists, 23 points)

Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (13 goals, 32 assists, 45 points), Ryan Kesler (12 goals, 17 assists, 29 points), Sami Vatanen (9 goals, 17 assists, 26 points), Corey Perry (15 goals, 9 assists, 24 points), Matt Beleskey (17 goals, 5 assists, 22 points)

Game Day Notes:

– The Jets are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.

– Jets Road Record: 12-5-4

– The Jets are 15-6-4 this season when they score the first goal of a game.

– The Ducks are 19-0-5 when they score the first goal of a game.

– Anaheim is 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. This is the third of three meetings between the two clubs this year.  The Ducks defeated the Jets 4-1 back on December 13th and 4-3 (overtime) on December 7th.

– Ondrej Pavelec is expected to start in net for the Jets tonight. In 27 games this season, Pavelec is 10-10-5 with a .909 Save Percentage and a 2.47 Goals Against Average.

– Teemu Selanne will have his #8 jersey retired in a much-anticipated pre-game ceremony. Selanne played four seasons with the original Winnipeg Jets, including his memorable record-setting 76 goal, 132 point rookie season in 1992’93. Pre-game ceremony is expected to begin around 7:00 p.m. CST.

– Red Hot: Jets forward Andrew Ladd is on a five game points streak (four goals, seven assists in his last eight games).

– The Ducks average 2.64 goals for/game, 18th in the NHL.

– The Ducks average 2.62 goals against/game, 16th in NHL.

– Frederik Andersen is expected to start in net for the Ducks tonight. In 34 games this season, Andersen is 22-6-5 with a 2.32 Goals Against Average and .916 Save Percentage and one shutout.

– On Saturday it was announced that Ryan Getzlaf would be the Ducks representative at the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus (January 24-25th)

– On Saturday it was announced that Dustin Byfuglien will represent the Jets at the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend. It is the third time (2011, 2012) in Byfuglien’s career that he has been named to the All Star Team.

– Milestone Watch: Jets defenseman Paul Postma is one game away from 100 career games played.

– Defenseman Francois Beauchemin leads all Ducks in ice time, averaging 22:48 of ice time per game.

– Ducks Top Face-off Guy: Ryan Kesler (55.9%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (56.9%)

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Anaheim: Ryan Getzlaf. Getzlaf has a goal and four assists in two games against the Jets this year.

– Who’s Under the Microscope for Winnipeg: Mark Scheifele. Scheifele has no goals in the last 10 games.

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Anaheim PP (15.8%,22nd in NHL), Anaheim PK (79.6%, 21st in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (17.6%, 20th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (83.1%, 9th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Tobias Enstrom- Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart- Jay Harrison
Dustin Byfuglien- Ben Chiarot

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Healthy Scratches: Adam Pardy, Paul Postma, TJ Galiardi

Projected Anaheim Ducks Line Combinations:

Patrick Maroon- Ryan Getzlaf- Corey Perry
Matt Beleskey- Ryan Kesler- Kyle Palmieri
Andrew Cogliano- Rickard Rackell- Jakub Silfverberg
Devante Smith-Pelly – Nate Thompson- Tim Jackman

Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Clayton Stoner- Sami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen
Ilya Bryzgalov

Healthy Scratches: Rene Bourque, Mark Fistric

Injury Report:

Anaheim Ducks: Eric Brewer (foot), Stefan Noesen (achilles), Sheldon Souray (wrist)

Winnipeg Jets:   Jacob Trouba (upper body, IR), Grant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely)