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Game Day Set-Up: Oilers @ Jets

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

Oilers at Jets

When: Monday, February 16, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg Jets (29-19-10, 68 points, 5th in West), Edmonton Oilers (16-32-9, 41 points, 14th in West)

Television/Radio: SNOL, TSN3/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Thursday, February 19th on the road against the Washington Capitals (6:00 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 5-4 win (overtime) over the Detroit Red Wings

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Andrew Ladd (19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points), Bryan Little (21 goals, 25 assists, 46 points), Blake Wheeler (16 goals, 26 assists, 42 points), Dustin Byfuglien (14 goals, 26 assists, 40 points), Mathieu Perreault (18 goals, 18 assists, 36 points)

Edmonton Oilers: Jordan Eberle (15 goals, 22 assists, 37 points), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (14 goals, 20 assists, 34 points), Taylor Hall (11 goals, 19 assists, 30 points), Teddy Purcell (6 goals, 18 assists, 24 points), Justin Schultz (4 goals, 17 assists, 21 points)

Game Day Notes:

– This is a short one game home stand for Winnipeg. The Jets are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games.

– Jets Home Record: 14-10-4

– The Jets are 20-9-5 this season when they score the first goal of a game.

– Four of the last six games for the Jets have gone to overtime (2-2)

– The is the last game of a six game, 12 day road trip for the Oilers. Edmonton is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games.

– Edmonton’s Road Record: 7-16-7

– According to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, based on the game day skate, it looks like Drew Stafford will skate on the team’s top forward line with Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little. Blake Wheeler will skate alongside Mark Scheifele and Mathieu Perreault.

– This is the first of two meetings between the Jets and Oilers this year. The Jets will play the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, March 23rd.

Michael Hutchinson is expected to start in goal for the Jets tonight. In 26 games this season, Hutchinson has a record of 16-7-3 with a .923 save percentage and 2.24 Goals Against Average. It will be Hutchinson’s second consecutive start.

– Viktor Fasth will start in net for the Oilers tonight. In 25 games this season, Fasth has a record of 6-15-2 with a .887 save percentage and 3.40 Goals Against Average.

– Red Hot for Winnipeg: Dustin Byfuglien is on a four game points streak (two goals, five assists).

– Ice Cold: Adam Lowry has no points in the last eight games.

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

Adam Lowry‘s 173 hits this season ranks 2nd amongst rookies and 11th overall in the NHL.

Dustin Byfuglien has taken 36 minor penalties this year, which ranks 1st in the NHL.

– The Jets have 26 fighting major this year, tied for 4th in the NHL (Thorburn-8, Peluso-4, Wheeler-3, Harrison-1, Slater-3, Ladd-2, Byfuglien-1, Kane-1, Lowy-1, Chiarot-1)

– The Oilers average 2.23 goals for/game, 26th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.67 goals for/game, 20th in the NHL.

– The Oilers average 3.30 goals against/game, 29th in the NHL. The Jets average 2.57 goals against/game, 12th in the NHL.

– Defenseman Justin Schultz leads all Oilers in ice time, averaging 21:58 of ice time per game.

– Oilers Top Face-off Guy: Boyd Gordon (55.6%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy: Jim Slater (55.8%)

Special Teams Breakdown:

– Edmonton PP (13.9%, 28th in NHL), Edmonton PK (78.8%, 24th in NHL)

– Winnipeg PP (18.0%, 16th in NHL), Winnipeg PK (81.4%, 14th in NHL)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Drew Stafford
Mathieu Perreault- Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler
Chris Thorburn- Adam Lowry- Michael Frolik
TJ Galiardi- Jim Slater- Anthony Peluso

Tobias Enstrom- Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart- Jacob Trouba
Ben Chiarot- Dustin Byfuglien

Michael Hutchinson
Ondrej Pavelec

Healthy Scratches: Paul Postma, Adam Pardy

Projected Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations:

Teddy Purcell- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins- Jordan Eberle
Ryan Hamilton- Derek Roy- Nail Yakupov
Benoit Pouliot- Anton Lander-  Iiro Pakarinen
Luke Gazdic- Boyd Gordon- Matt Fraser

Andrew Ference- Jeff Petry
Oscar Klefbom- Justin Schultz
Martin Marincin- Mark Fayne

Viktor Fasth
Richard Bachman

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Edmonton Oilers: Matt Hendricks (ankle), Ben Scrivens (hamstring), Taylor Hall (lower leg), Nikita Nikitin (shoulder), Rob Klinkhammer (personal)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Matt Halischuk (lower body, Injured Reserve), Jay Harrison (upper body)