Munz: Jets G Pavelec to face Bruins in 200th NHL game

Brian Munz

2/17/2013 12:08:20 PM

The Winnipeg Jets (5-7-1) host the Boston Bruins (8-2-2) in a 5pm ct/ 6pm et face off Sunday at MTS Centre.

Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game starting at 5pm ct/6pm et.

I will be joined in the TSN 1290 Radio broadcast booth today by J-P Vigier and Rick Ralph while Dennis Beyak, Shane Hnidy and Sara Orlesky will be on theTSN Jets Regional broadcast.

Ondrej Pavelec (Jets) and Tuukka Rask (Bruins) will be the starting goaltenders, today being Pavelec's 200th NHL game. 

The Jets will be without defenseman Toby Enstrom who suffered a shoulder injury Friday against the Penguins. Head coach Claude Noel told TSN 1290 following practice yesterday that Enstrom is listed as week-to-week. Paul Postma will take Enstrom's roster spot.

While Pavelec will be playing in his 200th game, defenceman Mark Stuart will suit up for his 400th NHL game.

With four wins in their last 10 games, Winnipeg is 14th in the Eastern Conference standings and trail fifth place Boston by seven points.  The Jets are only four points behind the Rangers for the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Bruins have allowed just 29 goals against this season, the lowest in the NHL along with Chicago, Vancouver and Nashville.

They will be without forward Milan Lucic who flew home to Boston yesterday afternoon due to personal reasons.

Boston won the first meeting of the two teams, a 2-1 shootout victory on home ice January 21. The final game between the Jets and Bruins is March 19 at the MTS Centre. 

Jets Projected Line Up:



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Following today's game, the Jets begin a five-game road trip Tuesday in Buffalo (6pm ct/7pm et on TSN Radio 1290, TSN Jets).