The (22-20-6) Winnipeg Jets are in Raleigh for their fourth game of the season against the (17-24-9) Carolina Hurricanes.
TSN 1290's coverage begins at 3pm ct with Hustler & Lawless. Rick Ralph hosts the official Jets pregame show at 5pm ct. Paul Edmonds joins me in the broadcast booth for the play-by-play at 6pm ct. TSN 1290's Shane Hnidy returns to the radio tomorrow night in New York. He is spending the day with his former Boston Bruin teammates in Washington at the White House.
Chris Mason, playing his 300th NHL game, starts in goal for the Jets who are 3-0 against the Hurricanes this season. Mason has a 1.39 goals against average and .938 save percentage in those three wins.
Evander Kane, who has scored three goals and one assist against Carolina this season, will not play tonight due to a concussion. Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Tim Stapleton did not make the trip and will also miss tomorrow's final game before the All-Star break in New York against the Rangers.
Kyle Wellwood and Toby Enstrom are on four-game point streaks. Wellwood has six assists, while Enstrom has three goals and one assist.
Jets Projected Lines:
Carolina enters tonight with a 3-1-2 record in their last six games.
Cam Ward starts his eighth consecutive game in goal. Ward is 0-2 vs. the Jets this season with a 3.99 goals against average and .898 save percentage in those games.
Jussi Jokinen has been the Hurricanes most productive player in the offensive zone as of late with three goals and an assist in his last four games.
Tonight is Jiri Tlusty's 200th NHL game.
Hurricanes Projected Lines: