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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, 25.03.2013 / 5:51 PM / 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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Little 63 24 26 9 50
A. Ladd 63 20 30 12 50
B. Wheeler 61 16 28 12 44
D. Byfuglien 63 15 26 6 41
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 63 10 25 4 35
M. Frolik 63 13 19 3 32
D. Stafford 57 10 17 -18 27
J. Tlusty 53 13 10 -17 23
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 18 7 5 .920 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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