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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Red Wings

Ez sets up tonight’s Jets and Wings contest.

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When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time: 6:30 p.m. CST

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

Records: Winnipeg (8-9-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Detroit (9-5-4, 4th in the Eastern Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-Jets, FS-D/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Friday, November 15th at home against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 5-4 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (10 goals, 7 assists, 17 points), Andrew Ladd (5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points), Dustin Byfuglien (1 goals, 11 assists, 12 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 6 assists, 11 points), Evander Kane (6 goals, 4 assists, 10 points)

Detroit Red Wings: Henrik Zetterberg (10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points), Pavel Datsyuk (7 goals, 11 assists, 18 points), Daniel Alfredsson (3 goals, 10 assists, 13 points),  Niklas Kronwall (1 goal, 9 assists, 10 points), Todd Bertuzzi (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)

Game Notes:

– The Red Wings are winless in their last three games (0-1-2), including a loss to the Jets in Winnipeg on November 4th (4-2).

– Starting tonight, Detroit plays six of their next eight games at home.

– Detroit is currently ranked 21st overall in goals for per game in the NHL at 2.50 goals/game. The Jets are ranked 23rd in the NHL with 2.47 goals/game.

–  Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will return to the line-up tonight. Franzen was cleared to play after missing five of his team’s last six games with an unspecified upper body injury.

– Jets forward Bryan Little has six points (three goals, three assists) in his last four games

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (6-7-2, 2.92 GAA, .909 Save Percentage)

Jimmy Howard (5-5-4, 2.74 GAA, .911 Save Percentage)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

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

Tobias Enstrom-Zach Bogosian
Grant Clitsome-Dustin Byfuglien
Adam Pardy- Keaton Ellerby

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Zach Redmond, Anthony Peluso

Projected Detroit Red Wings Line Combinations:

Henrik Zetterberg- Pavel Datsyuk- Todd Bertuzzi
Johan Franzen-Darren Helm-Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Tatar-Joakim Andersson-Mikael Samuelsson
Drew Miller-Luke Glendening-Justin Abdelkdader

Niklas Kronwall-Danny DeKeyser
Brian Lashoff-Jakub Kindl
Kyle Quincey- Xavier Ouellet

Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Healthy Scratches: Patrick Eaves, Jordin Tootoo

Injury Report:

Detroit Red Wings: Stephen Weiss (groin), Brendan Smith (shoulder, IR), Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder, IR)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jacob Trouba (LTIR, neck), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely), Mark Stuart (hip, day-to-day)