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Game Day Set-Up: Wild @ Jets

Ez sets up this afternoon’s game between Jets and Wild.

Wild at Jets

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Records: Winnipeg (10-11-3, 12th in the Western Conference), Minnesota (14-5-4, 7th in the Western Conference)

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

On the Horizon: Monday, November 25th on the road against the New Jersey Devils (7:00 p.m CST).

Last Game: 6-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little (12 goals, 11 assists, 23 points), Andrew Ladd (6 goals, 13 assists, 19 points), Dustin Byfuglien (6 goals, 13 assists, 19 points), Blake Wheeler (5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points), Olli Jokinen (4 goals,9 assists, 13 points)

Minnesota Wild: Mikko Koivu (5 goals, 15 assists, 20 points), Zach Parise (10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points), Jason Pominville (13 goals, 4 assists, 17 points),  Ryan Suter (0 goals, 14 assists, 14 points), Mikael Granlund (2 goals, 10 assists, 12 points)

Game Notes:

– On Friday, the Jets announced that Mark Stuart would play in today’s game versus the Wild. Stuart has missed the last 10 games with a hip injury. Winnipeg also announced that they had re-assigned Zach Redmond back to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League. Redmond had no points in three games.

– Minnesota Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter leads the NHL in Average Time on Ice per Game at 29:33

– Dustin Byfuglien is ranked 5th in the NHL in Average Time on Ice per Game at 26:46

– Byfuglien is on a four-game goal scoring streak and has six goals in his last five games

– Minnesota has the 5th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (22.9%) and the 24th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (77.4%)

– Winnipeg has the 26th Ranked Power Play in the NHL (13.1%) and the 17th Ranked Penalty Kill in the NHL (81.9%)

– Jets forward Bryan Little has 15 points (7 goals,8 assists) in his last 12 games

Starting Goalies:

– Ondrej Pavelec (8-9-2, 2.86 GAA, .911 Save Percentage)

–  Josh Harding (13-3-2, 1.48 GAA, .939 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
Mark Stuart- Adam Pardy

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
Jason Zucker-Kyle Brodziak-Matt Cooke
Dany Heatley- Zenon Konopka-Justin Fontaine

Ryan Suter -Jonas Brodin
Jared Spurgeon-Marco Scandella
Clayton Stoner- Matthew Dumba

Josh Harding
Darcy Kuemper

Healthy Scratches:

Injury Report:

Minnesota Wild: Torrey Mitchell (leg), Keith Ballard (upper body, day-to-day), Niklas Backstrom (concussion, day-to-day), Mike Rupp (knee)

Winnipeg Jets:  Paul Postma (leg, indefinitely), Jacob Trouba (LTIR, neck), Jim Slater (sports hernia surgery, indefinitely), Zach Bogosian (lower body, Injured Reserve)