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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Oilers

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

Rexall Place

When: Monday, March 23, 2015

Time: 8:30 p.m. CST

Where: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta

Records: Winnipeg Jets (37-23-12, 86 points, 7th in West), Edmonton Oilers (20-39-13, 53 points, 13th in West)

Television/Radio: SNOL, TSN3/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Tuesday, March 24th on the road against the Vancouver Canucks (9:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (24 goals, 33 assists, 57 points), Blake Wheeler (22 goals, 34 assists, 56 points), Bryan Little (24 goals, 27 assists, 51 points), Mark Scheifele (13 goals, 31 assists, 44 points), Dustin Byfuglien (15 goals, 27 assists, 42 points)

Edmonton Oilers: Jordan Eberle (20 goals, 38 assists, 58 points), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (22 goals, 31 assists, 53 points), Taylor Hall (11 goals, 20 assists, 31 points), Teddy Purcell (10 goals, 20 assists, 30 points), Justin Schultz (5 goals, 23 assists, 28 points)

Game Day Notes:

– Tonight is the first game of a short two game, back-to-back road trip for Winnipeg. The Jets play the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night.

– Jets Season Road Record: 17-12-7

– The Jets have a record of 7-7-3 against teams in the Pacific Division this year

– The Jets have a record of 25-1-6 when leading after two periods.

– The Jets have a record of 1-19-4 when trailing after two periods.

– The Jets have a record of 22-12-6 when they outshoot their opponent.

– Edmonton’s Season Home Record: 12-20-3

– The Oilers won their last game 5-4 over the Philadelphia Flyers and have a record of 2-0-2 in their last four games.

Benoit Pouliot leads the Oilers with three game winning goals.

Rob Klinkhammer leads the Oilers in hits with 217.

– In the past seven games, Edmonton’s Power Play is 11-for-33.

– This is the third and final meeting of the season between the Jets and Oilers. The Jets have won both games this year.

Ondrej Pavelec is expected to start in goal for the Jets tonight. In 42 games this season, Pavelec has a record of 17-14-7 with a .916 save percentage, two shutouts and 2.40 Goals Against Average. This will be Pavelec’s fifth consecutive start. Pavelec has stopped 113 of 117 shots (.966 Save %) in the past four games.

– On Monday the NHL announced that Pavelec was the First Star of the Week. Pavelec went 3-0-0 with a shutout and a 0.97 Goals Against Average.

– Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (upper body) skated in an orange non-contact jersey Monday and will not play tonight. Byfuglien has missed the last seven games.

Bryan Little (upper body) also skated in an orange non-contact jersey and will not play tonight. Little has also missed the last seven games.

Ben Scrivens is expected to start in goal for the Oilers tonight. In 51 games this season, Scrivens has a record of 14-22-10 with a 2.97 goals against average and .896 save percentage.

– Red Hot for the Jets: Blake Wheeler has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in the last seven games.

– Red Hot for the Oilers: Jordan Eberle is on a seven game points streak (five goals, nine assists)

– Ice Cold: Jim Slater has no points in the last 17 games.

– Milestone Watch Part: Bryan Little needs four more assists to reach 200 career assists.

– The Oilers average 2.32 goals for/game, 26th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.69 goals for/game, 17th in the NHL.

– The Oilers average 3.33 goals against/game, 30th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.56 goals against/game, 13th in the NHL.

– Defenseman Justin Schultz leads all Oilers in ice time, averaging 22:29 of ice time per game.

– Oilers Top Face-off Guy: Boyd Gordon (55.9%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (57.7%)

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Edmonton PP (18.1%, 18th in NHL), Edmonton PK (77.6%, 27th in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (18.2%, 14th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (81.6%, 13th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Adam Lowry- Michael Frolik
Blake Wheeler- Mark Scheifele- Drew Stafford
Jiri Tlusty- Jim Slater- Lee Stempniak
Chris Thorburn- Eric O’Dell- Matt Halischuk

Tobias Enstrom- Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy- Jay Harrison

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Healthy Scratches: TJ Galiardi, Anthony Peluso

Projected Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations:

Benoit Pouliot- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins- Jordan Eberle
Teddy Purcell- Derek Roy- Nail Yakupov
Taylor Hall- Anton Lander –  Andrew Miller
Matt Hendricks- Boyd Gordon- Rob Klinkhammer

Oscar Klefbom- Justin Schultz
Nikita Nikitin- Mark Fayne
Martin Marincin- Andrew Ference

Ben Scrivens
Richard Bachman

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Edmonton Oilers: Matt Fraser (concussion), Viktor Fasth (knee), Steve Pinizzotto (knee), Iiro Pakarinen (knee)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Mathieu Perreault (IR, lower body), Ben Chiarot (surgery, IR), Bryan Little (undisclosed), Paul Postma (upper body)