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Munz: Jets try to end three-game slide against Red Wings

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Brian Munz
11/4/2013 2:08:08 PM
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It's the lone appearance of the season at MTS Centre for the Detroit Red Wings as the Winnipeg Jets look to end to a three-game losing streak.

You can see all the action on TSN Jets beginning at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et, and you can listen to all the action on TSN Radio 1290.
 
Winnipeg is seventh in the Central Division with a 5-8-2 record. They trail sixth-place Dallas by two points and are four back of Nashville. Both the Stars and Predators have a game in hand on the Jets.

Al Montoya (1-1, 1.57, .944) will start in goal.
 
Evander Kane is questionable due to a lower body injury.
 
Keaton Ellerby will play his first game of the season in a Jets jersey after being acquired off waivers over the weekend. Ellerby did not play a game yet this season with Los Angeles.
 
Jets Projected Lines:
 
Ladd-Little-Setoguchi
Peluso-Jokinen-Wheeler
Halischuk-Scheifele-Frolik
Tangradi-Wright-Thorburn
 
Byfuglien-Clitsome
Enstrom-Bogosian
Pardy-Ellerby
 
Paul Postma, Mark Stuart, Jacob Trouba and Jim Slater will not dress due to injury.
 
This is the final game of a four-game road trip for the Red Wings. Detroit has won three in a row, included a 5-0 victory in Edmonton Saturday.
 
Detroit is third in the Atlantic Division with a 9-4-2 record. They have 20 points along with Tampa and Toronto, however the Lightning are in first place due to playing one less game, and the second-place Leafs have one more win than the Red Wings. Detroit is four points up on Boston.
 
Jimmy Howard (5-4-2, 2.50, .915) will start in goal for the Red Wings.
 
Tomas Tatar, Joakim Andersson, Todd Bertuzzi, Pavel Datsyuk, Jakub Kindl and Justin Abdelkader all have one goal and two assists in their last three games.
 
The Red Wings recalled defenseman Adam Almquist this morning from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, and he will play in his first NHL game tonight. He had seven assists in 10 AHL games this season.
 
Red Wings Projected Lines:

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Weiss-Alfredsson
Tatar-Andersson-Abdelkader
Miller-Helm-Tootoo
 
Kronwall-DeKeyser
Quincey-Kindl
Lashoff-Almquist

St. Andrew's, Manitoba native Darren Helm played his first game of the season Saturday. He scored a goal on his lone shot of the game and was plus-1 in 10:10 of ice time.
 
The Red Wings have a 10-4 record as a franchise lifetime against Atlanta/Winnipeg.
 
Not dressing for Detroit due to injury are Brendan Smith, Jonas Gustavsson and Jonathan Ericsson.

Andrew Ladd Bryan Little (Photo: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
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