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Game Day Set-Up: Predators @ Jets

Jets vs Preds

When: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg (6-9-2, 12th in the Western Conference), Nashville (8-5-2, 10th in the Western Conference)

Television/Radio: TSN-Jets, SPSO/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Sunday, November 10th against the San Jose Sharks (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (8 goals, 5 assists, 13 points), Andrew Ladd (4 goals, 8 assists, 12 points), Dustin Byfuglien (0 goals, 10 assists, 10 points), Evander Kane (6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 4 assists, 9 points)

Nashville Predators: David Legwand (4 goals, 10 assists, 14 points), Patric Hornqvist (4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points), Colin Wilson (3 goals, 6 assists, 9 points),  Craig Smith (3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points), Mike Fisher (2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points)

Game Notes:

– Tonight is Nashville’s fourth game of a seven game, 16-day road trip (They have compiled a 2-0-1 record so far)

– The Predators have already defeated the Jets twice this year (3-1 on October 20th in Winnipeg and 3-2 in Overtime on October 24th in Nashville)

–  Colin Wilson recorded four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in Wednesday night’s 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Wilson had 19 points in 25 games last season.

– Hits Leaders: Heading into tonight’s game, Evander Kane is Tied for 13th in the NHL (47), Eric Nystrom is Tied for 19th in the NHL (45).

– Nashville Predators Centre Paul Gaustad has won 177 face-offs this year (Tied for 6th most in the NHL)

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (4-7-2, 3.02 GAA, .902 Save Percentage)

Carter Hutton (4-1-1, 2.94 GAA, .908 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 Nashville Predators Line Combinations:

Eric Nystrom- David Legwand- Patric Hornqvist
Gabriel Bourque- Colin Wilson-Viktor Stalberg
Taylor Beck-Matt Cullen-Craig Smith
Richard Clune-Paul Gaustad-Nick Spaling

Seth Jones-Shea Weber
Roman Josi-Kevin Klein
Mattias Ekholm- Ryan Ellis

Carter Hutton
Marek Mazanec

Healthy Scratches: Victor Bartley

Injury Report

Nashville Predators: Mike Fisher (lower body), Pekka Rinne (hip), Matt Hendricks (upper body)

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