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Live Game Blog: Jets vs. Wild

The preseason continues at the MTS Centre with the Jets taking on the Minnesota Wild

Thursday, 19.09.2013 / 7:41 PM / Blogs
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content

Game time: 7 pm

Broadcast: TSN Jets and TSN Radio 1290

GAME NOTES

Devin Setoguchi will play in tonight's game against his former team.
Josh Morrissey will play with Dustin Byfuglien on the back end.
Mark Scheifele
will play on a line with James Wright and Matt Halischuk.
Andrew Ladd
, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler fill out the top line up front.
Al Montoya
will get his first start of the preseason with Michael Hutchinson backing him up.
Eric Tangradi
left this morning's skate early from cramps and fatigue and will not be in the lineup.

Starting Lineups

Jets: F- Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen, Devin Setoguchi, D- Tobias Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, and Al Montoya in net.

Wild: F- Dany Heatley, Charlie Coyle, Justin Fontaine D- Mathew Dumba, Clayton Stoner and Josh Harding in net.

FIRST PERIOD

3:57: The Jets got their first power play of the night with Nate Prosser off for elbowing on Peluso. Power play went to work but weren't able to make it count.

7:45: WILD GOAL: Matthew Dumba picked up his first goal of the preseason after a wild scramble in front of Montoya. After two or three saves, the puck somehow spit out and found Dumba who lifted the puck up and over Montoya.

Mark Scheifele and James Wright had a glorious opportunity shortly after the goal but couldn't solve Josh Harding.

     Great vision by Scheifele to spot Wright across the ice but Harding up to the task and makes the save.   @IllegalCurve

13:58: JETS GOAL: Bryan Little scores his first of the preseason with a nice back-hand flip top shelf on Harding. Andrew Ladd picked up the assist with the perfect feed to find Little in front.

After 20 minutes, the Jets and Wild were tied 1-1. Shots on goal were 13-7 in favour of the Wild.

SECOND PERIOD

14:37: WILD GOAL: After a great scoring opportunity for the Jets, the Wild intercepted the puck in the slot and raced back the other way. Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley played give and go all the way down the ice with Coyle getting touching the puck last to tap it into the open net.

14:53: WILD GOAL: 16 seconds later, Kris Fouchault widened the gap to 3-1 as he took a pass right at the backdoor from Torrey Mitchell and snapped the puck past Montoya.  3-1 Wild.

Through two periods of play, the Jets trailed the Wild 3-1. Shots on goal still favoured Minnesota 25-17.

THIRD PERIOD

So far no scoring midway through the third period but a few close calls and great scoring chances for the Jets. A lot of crazy bounces going on tonight. Claude playing around a little bit with the lines out there...

     LW Evander Kane, upset with non-call on previous shift, draws a high-sticking minor on this one. PP at 3:07 of 3rd, Jets down 3-1   @WiebeSunSports
8:09: With just under 12 minutes to play in regulation, Anthony Peluso got in a shoving match with Kyle Medvec because he didn't like a hit along the boards made on Mark Scheifele. Peluso took a two minute minor while Medvec got a four minute major.

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