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The Jets wrap up their short two-game road trip in Ottawa Thursday.

Thursday, 20.10.2011 / 1:56 PM / Jets Journal
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
IN THE CAPITAL CITY

Chris Neil outside Senators dressing room.
The Winnipeg Jets were quick to board their charter destined for Ottawa after dropping a 4-3 shootout decision in Toronto late Wednesday night.

Thankfully the flight was only an hour as the eye of the storm that loomed in Toronto seemed to follow us all the way to Ottawa.

The team landed late and were eager to hit the pillow to get as much rest as possible before getting up and doing it all over again against the Senators-but this time leaving with both points.

Jets lineup will look almost identical to the Leafs game with Ondrej Pavelec getting his third straight start in net for the Jets as they continue to search for their first road-win this season.

“Pavelec will play,” head coach Claude Noel told media at practice. “It’ll help him get in a rhythm. We haven’t played enough games, and he’s been good the last couple games.”

The only possible change is that Jim Slater is battling the flu that may take him out of the lineup. He will be a game-time decision and if he is unable to go, Randy Jones or Tim Stapleton will get the go-ahead to play. If that is the case, coach  Noel may have a little bit of line shuffling to do come game time.

Mark Scheifele who scored his first ever goal last night is expected to be put to the test tonight to show how he can keep up with the pace of playing two games in two nights.

“This will be good for him tonight,” Noel said. “We’ll see a little bit more from him and his line tonight, so it should be interesting to see if he can play back-to-back hard games.”

The Senators are 1-5 so far this season and have dropped their last three games, with the most recent being a 7-2 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers. They have been outscored 30-16 in those six games. Their only win has come in a shootout against the Minnesota Wild. The two teams will battle it out in the Nation's Capital for their second win of the season.


Sergei Gonchar vs. Colorado Avalanche in Scotiabank Place.
Craig Anderson is expected to get the start for the Senators tonight and a players Sergei Gonchar and forward Jesse Winchester have been given the thumbs up to return to the lineup. Gonchar missed one game with a bruised foot while Winchester has yet to play a game this season.

The team will jump back on their plane tonight immediately following the game and head home to Winnipeg get ready to host the Carolina Hurricanes at the MTS Centre Saturday night. Game time is 6:00 pm on CBC-Hockey Night in Canada.

Author: Kristi Hennessy- winnipegjets.com

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01