When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 8:30 p.m. CST
Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Series: Anaheim leads 3-0
Television/Radio: USA,TVA,SN, FS-W/ TSN 1290 Radio
On the Horizon: Game 5 (if necessary) is Friday, April 24 in Anaheim (9:00 p.m. CST)
Last Game: 5-4 win (OT) for Anaheim
Winnipeg Jets: Adam Lowry (1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points), Drew Stafford (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points), Jacob Trouba (0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points), Bryan Little (1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point), Blake Wheeler (1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point)
Anaheim Ducks: Corey Perry (3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points), Ryan Getzlaf (1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points), Jakob Silfverberg (2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points), Ryan Kesler (1 goal, 2 assist, 3 points), Andrew Cogliano (0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points)
Game Day Notes:
– According to Elias Sports Bureau, Anaheim is the first team in NHL History to win the first three games of a series when trailing at some point in each game in the third period.
– The Jets won 51% of the face-offs in Game 3.
– The Jets outhit the Ducks in Game 3 by a margin of 61-44 (Andrew Ladd had the most hits with 12)
– The Anaheim Ducks are now 6-0 against the Jets this season (three playoff games, three regular season games)
– The Jets have now lost five 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).
– According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, Ben Chiarot will start on defense for the Jets tonight. Chiarot played in Game 1 but did not play in Games 2 or 3. Adam Pardy comes out of the line-up.
– On Wednesday the Jets re-called 2014 1st round pick (9th overall) Nikolaj Ehlers following the conclusion of his season with the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL). Ehlers is not expected to play tonight. Ehlers had 101 points (37 goals and 64 assists) in 51 games for the Mooseheads this year.
– Bryan Little led all players with six shots on goal in Game 3.
– Clayton Stoner led all players with 5 blocked shots each in Game 3.
– Ryan Getzlaf and Francois Beauchemin have each played 84 career playoff games, most of any player in this series.
– Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal for the Jets tonight. Pavelec made 26 saves in Game 3. Pavelec is looking for his 1st career NHL Playoff victory.
– Frederik Andersen will start in goal for the Ducks tonight. Andersen made 31 saves in Game 3 for his 6th career playoff victory.
– According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Nate Thompson (upper body) remains day-to-day but he is making progress. Thompson will not play tonight.
– 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.
– Defenseman Tyler Myers led all Jets in ice time in Game 3 at 26:12.
– Defenseman Francois Beauchemin led all Ducks in ice time in Game 3 at 25:44.
– Ducks Top Face-off Guy in Game 3: Ryan Kesler (57%)
– Jets Top Face-off Guy in Game 3: Bryan Little (67%)
Special Teams Breakdown (After three games):
– Anaheim PP (3/10), Anaheim PK (9/10)
– Winnipeg PP (1/10), Winnipeg PK (7/10)
Projected Winnipeg Jets Line Combinations:
Andrew Ladd- Bryan Little- Drew Stafford
Mathieu Perreault- Mark Scheifele- Blake Wheeler
Jiri Tlusty- Adam Lowry- Michael Frolik
Lee Stempniak- Jim Slater- Chris Thorburn
Tobias Enstrom- Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart-Dustin Byfuglien
Ben Chiarot-Jacob Trouba
Healthy Scratches: Adam Pardy, Andrew Copp, TJ Galiardi, Eric O’Dell, Jay Harrison, 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
Healthy Scratches: Jiri Sekac, James Wisniewski, Chris Wagner, Korbinian Holzer, Stefan Noesen
Anaheim Ducks: Nate Thompson (upper body), John Gibson (upper body)
Winnipeg Jets: Grant Clitsome (back surgery, indefinitely), Paul Postma (upper body)