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Game Day Set-Up: Jets @ Wild

Ez sets up tonight’s Jets & Wild game.

Jets @ Minn

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Records: Winnipeg (10-9-2, 11th in the Western Conference), Minnesota (12-4-4, 6th in the Western Conference)

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

On the Horizon: Sunday, November 17th at home against the Calgary Flames (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (11 goals, 7 assists, 18 points), Andrew Ladd (5 goals, 12 assists, 17 points), Dustin Byfuglien (3 goals, 11 assists, 14 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points), Evander Kane (6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points)

Minnesota Wild: Zach Parise (10 goals, 7 assists, 17 points), Jason Pominville (12 goals, 4 assists, 16 points), Mikko Koivu (2 goals, 13 assists, 15 points),  Ryan Suter (0 goals, 12 assists, 12 points), Mikael Granlund (2 goals, 10 assists, 12 points)

Game Notes:

– The Jets past three games have gone to a shootout (The Jets are 5-1 in the shootout this year)

– The Wild have won three straight games and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.

– The Wild are 9-1-0 at home this season.

– Minnesota has the 5th best Power Play in the NHL (22.7%) and the 24th best Penalty Kill in the NHL (78.7%)

– The Jets announced on Saturday that defenseman Zach Bogosian would not accompany the team to Minnesota and that his lower-body injury is more serious than day-to-day. The Jets recalled Julian Melchiori from the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL) on Saturday. Melchiori has four points in 14 games with the IceCaps this season.

– Jets forward Bryan Little has 10 points (six goals, four assists) in his last nine games

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (8-7-2, 2.78 GAA, .915 Save Percentage)

– Josh Harding (11-2-2, 1.26 GAA, .945 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- Grant Clitsome
Keaton Ellerby – Tobias Enstrom
Adam Pardy- Zach Redmond

Ondrej Pavelec
Al Montoya

Healthy Scratches: Julian Melchiori, Anthony Peluso

Projected Minnesota Wild Line Combinations:

Zach Parise- Mikko Koivu- Charlie Coyle
Nino Niederreiter-Mikael Granlund-Jason Pominville
Matt Cooke-Kyle Brodziak-Justin Fontaine
Torrey Mitchell- Zenon Konopka-Dany Heatley

Ryan Suter-Jonas Brodin
Nate Prosser-Clayton Stoner
Jared Spurgeon- Marco Scandella

Josh Harding
Johan Gustafsson

Healthy Scratches: Matthew Dumba

Injury Report:

Minnesota Wild: Niklas Backstrom (concussion), Keith Ballard (upper body), Mike Rupp (knee)

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