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Game Preview: Jets vs Hurricanes

The Jets are in Raleigh, North Carolina to take on division-rival Carolina Hurricanes, Tuesday night.

Monday, 03.25.2013 / 4:51 PM CT / Preview
By Mike Morreale  - NHL.com Staff Writer
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Game Preview: Jets vs Hurricanes
The Jets host the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night before hitting the road for a pair.

JETS (17-14-2) at HURRICANES (15-13-2)

TV: TSN-JETS, FS-CR

Last 10: Winnipeg 6-3-1; Carolina 4-5-1

Season series: This marks the second of four meetings between the Southeast Division rivals. The clubs will again meet on Saturday at MTS Centre. The Jets won the series opener on Feb. 21 in Raleigh, 4-3, when captain Andrew Ladd had a goal and two assists and Blake Wheeler scored twice.

Big story: The Staal brothers in Carolina, Eric and Jordan, wore visors at practice last Friday at Raleigh Center Ice with the intention of wearing them regularly for the first time in their NHL careers beginning Tuesday against Winnipeg. The decision was obviously influenced by the events surrounding their injured brother, Marc, of the New York Rangers. Marc Staal was hit in the right eye with a puck during a game on March 5 against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden and remains out indefinitely.

"It's a decision that's been brewing for a little while," Eric told Carolina's website. "I just feel like the risk isn't worth it right now."

Team Scope:

Jets: Defenseman Tobias Enstrom returned to the lineup on Sunday after missing the previous 19 games with a shoulder injury and paired with Dustin Byfuglien as Winnipeg snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Enstrom scored his third goal of the season midway through the second period to give the Jets a 3-1 lead. Goalie Ondrej Pavelec, who was making his 10th straight start, made 23 saves against the Lightning.

Hurricanes: Carolina's winless streak extended to five games last Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at PNC Arena. Jeff Skinner broke the shutout bid for Devils goalie Martin Brodeur with a power-play goal in the third period, but the Hurricanes were trailing 3-1 at that point. The good news for the Hurricanes was the return of Tuomo Ruutu, who played his first game of the season after undergoing hip surgery in December.

"We're all about accountability, and some guys have to look in the mirror and get their game going and get the work boots on because that's what it's going to take," coach Kirk Muller said. "It's playoff hockey right now. Everything is cranked up, everything is harder and you have to earn your space."

Who's hot: Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has two goals, seven points and a plus-2 rating in the past seven games. … Byfuglien has two goals and nine points in the past eight games for Winnipeg and leads the team in average ice time per game (24:58) through 28 matches.

Injury report: Jets defensemen Ron Hainsey (undisclosed) and Mark Stuart (undisclosed) are questionable; defender Zach Redmond (thigh) and forwards Jim Slater (upper body) and Anthony Peluso (hand) are out. … Hurricanes defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti (upper body) is questionable while defensemen Justin Faulk (knee) and Joe Corvo (lower body), and goalie Dan Ellis (left leg) are out.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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