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Munz: Pavelec faces Rask as Jets visit Bruins

Brian Munz
1/10/2012 1:51:14 PM
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The (20-16-5) Winnipeg Jets are in Boston for their third game of the season against the (26-11-1) Bruins.
 
TSN 1290's coverage begins with Hustler & Lawless at 3pm ct. Rick Ralph hosts the official Jets pregame show at 5pm ct. Colour Analyst Shane Hnidy joins me for the play-by-by at 6pm ct.
 
The Jets are coming off their first win of 2012, a 2-1 overtime victory Saturday in Buffalo on a night Johnny Oduya scored the game winner and Ondrej Pavelec made 31 saves.

Pavelec will start again tonight, sporting a 15-13-5 record, 2.88 goals against average and .909 save percentage.

Based on yesterday's practice at the TD Garden and this morning's pre-game skate, listed below is the expected Jets roster:

Kane-Little-Wheeler
Ladd-Antropov-Burmistrov/Stapleton
Glass-Slater-Thorburn
Fehr-Cormier/Wellwood-Miettinen

Enstrom-Bogosian
Oduya-Hainsey
Stuart-Jones

Head Coach Claude Noel told TSN 1290 Derek Meech has been cleared for contact and is taking part in full practice with the team, however is not ready for a game.

The Bruins, who are coming off that spirited affair Saturday against Vancouver, will not have Brad Marchand in the line-up. He was suspended five games by the NHL yesterday for his hit on Sami Salo.

Tuukka Rask starts in goal. He leads the NHL with a 1.49 goals against average and .949 save percentage.

Based on yesterday's practice and this morning's pre-game skate, listed below is the expected Bruins roster:

Pouliot-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Kelly-Hamill-Peverley
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Ference-McQuaid
Seidenberg-Corvo

Boston won the first game of the season here on November 26 against Winnipeg 4-2, while the Jets were 2-1 winners at MTS Centre December 6. The Jets host the final game between these two teams February 17.

The Bloggers: TSN Radio 1290 broadcasters Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz cover the Winnipeg Jets all season long. Manitoba-native Beyak is the play-by-play announcer for Jets regional games on TSN Jets and on TSN Radio 1290. Munz serves as a commentator for Jets broadcasts on TSN Radio 1290. Munz had previously been the voice of the Manitoba Moose.

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