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Round 1 Game 3 Set-Up: Ducks @ Jets

Setting up this evening’s Jets and Ducks game with projected lines, starting goalies, game notes and more.

Game 3

When: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 8:00 p.m. CST

Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Series: Anaheim leads 2-0

Television/Radio: NBCSN (JIP), NHLN-US, NBCSN, TVA, SN, PRIME/ TSN 1290 Radio

On the Horizon: Game 4 is Wednesday, April 22 in Winnipeg (8:30 p.m. CST)

Last Game: 2-1 win for Anaheim

Top Scorers:

Winnipeg Jets: Adam Lowry (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points), Adam Pardy (1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point), Jacob Trouba (0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point), Mark Scheifele (0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point), Mark Stuart (0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point)

Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry (2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points), Ryan Getzlaf (1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points), Sami Vatanen (1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points), Patrick Maroon (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points), Jakob Silfverberg (1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point)

Game Day Notes:

– Tonight will be the first home playoff game in Winnipeg since April 28, 1996.

– The Jets were 52% in the face-off circle in Game 2, much better than Game 1 when they were just 38%.

– The Ducks outhit the Jets in Game 2 by a margin of 48-33 (Matt Beleskey and Patrick Maroon had the most hits with 8)

– The Anaheim Ducks are now 5-0 against the Jets this season (two playoff games, three regular season games)

– The Jets have now lost four games (regular season and playoffs) when leading after two periods this year (Winnipeg had a record of 31-2-6 when leading after two periods during the regular season).

– From Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, The Jets 1.0 were 12-16 in home playoff games.

– Also from Ed Tait, Since January 13, Winnipeg was 14-4-2 at MTS Centre.

– Corey Perry led all players with six shots on goal in Game 2. With four points in Game 1, Perry now has 60 career playoff points (24 goals, 36 assists) in 75 games.

 Mark Stuart, Clayton Stoner and Sami Vatanen led all players with 3 blocked shots each in Game 2.

Ryan Getzlaf and Francois Beauchemin have each played 83 career playoff games, most of any player in this series.

Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal for the Jets tonight. Pavelec made 37 saves in Game 2.

– Jets forward Mathieu Perreault’s Stat Line in his first game back from injury: 14:04 of ice time, one assist, two shots, two hits.

Frederik Andersen will start in goal for the Ducks tonight. Andersen made 28 saves in Game 2 for his 5th career playoff victory.

– Ducks forward Nate Thompson (upper body) took the game day skate but will not play tonight. Thompson didn’t play in Games 1 or 2.

– According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Tomas Fleischmann may check into the line-up tonight in place of Chris Wagner on the fourth line. Flesichmann did not play in Games 1 or 2. Fleischmann had 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) in 66 games with the Ducks and Panthers this year.

– Ducks goaltender John Gibson will again be out of line-up for the Ducks tonight as he continues to nurse an upper body injury. Jason LaBarbera will back-up Andersen tonight.

– Anaheim recalled forward Stefan Noesen from the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) on Monday. Noesen, 22, had seven goals and nine assists in 27 regular season games with the Admirals this year. Noesen played one regular season game with the Ducks this year.

– Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien led all Jets in ice time in Game 2, at 23:51 of ice time.

– Forward Ryan Getzlaf led all Ducks in ice time in Game 2, at 24:45 of ice time..

– Ducks Top Face-off Guy in Game 2: Ryan Kesler (70%)

– Jets Top Face-off Guy in Game 2: Bryan Little (75%)

Special Teams Breakdown (After two games):

– Anaheim PP (3/7), Anaheim PK (7/7)

– Winnipeg PP (0/7), Winnipeg PK (4/7)

Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:

Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Michael Frolik
Drew Stafford- Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault- Adam Lowry- Lee Stempniak
Jiri Tlusty- Jim Slater- Chris Thorburn

Tobias Enstrom- Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart-Jacob Trouba
Adam Pardy-Dustin Byfuglien

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Healthy Scratches: Andrew Copp, TJ Galiardi, Eric O’Dell, Jay Harrison, Ben Chiarot, Keaton Ellerby, Matt Halischuk

Projected Anaheim Ducks Line Combinations:

Patrick Maroon- Ryan Getzlaf- Corey Perry
Matt Beleskey- Ryan Kesler- Kyle Palmieri
Andrew Cogliano- Rickard Rackell- Jakob Silfverberg
Emerson Etem- Tomas Fleischmann- Tim Jackman

Hampus Lindholm- Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler- Simon Despres
Clayon Stoner- Sami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen
Jason LaBarbera

Healthy Scratches: Jiri Sekac, James Wisniewski, Chris Wagner, Korbinian Holzer, Stefan Noesen

Injury Report:

Anaheim Ducks: Nate Thompson (upper body), John Gibson (upper body)

Winnipeg JetsGrant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Paul Postma (upper body)

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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