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Munz: Pavelec, Niemi to start as Jets host Sharks

Brian Munz
11/10/2013 3:07:41 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets host San Jose tonight for the Sharks' lone appearance at MTS Centre this season.

The (7-9-2) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 16 points, two back of Nashville and Dallas. The Predators have two games in hand on Winnipeg, while the Stars have one.

Devin Setoguchi has scored goals in back-to-back games and is on a three-game point streak (two goals, two assists).

Olli Jokinen has one goal and two assists in his last two games while Dustin Byfuglien has an assist in each of his last two games.

Ondrej Pavelec (5-7-2, 2.86, .911) will start his second straight game in goal.

Jets Projected Lines:

Ladd-Little-Wheeler
Kane-Jokinen-Setoguchi
Halischuk-Scheifele-Frolik
Tangradi-Wright-Thorburn

Clitsome-Byfuglien
Enstrom-Bogosian
Ellerby-Pardy

Tonight is the start to a five-game road trip for San Jose, who are 0-1-3 in their last four games.

The (10-2-4) Sharks are third in the Pacific Division with 24 points, two back of second-place Phoenix and five behind first-place Anaheim.

Tommy Wingels is on a five-game point streak (two goals, four assists).

Joe Thornton is on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists).

Tomas Hertl has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

Antti Niemi (9-2-4, 2.10, .913) will start his fifth straight game in goal for the Sharks.

Sharks Projected Lines:

Hertl-Thornton-Wingels
Marleau-Couture-Kennedy
Nieto-Pavelski-Havlat
Sheppard-Desjardins-Brown

Hannan-Demers
Braun-Vlasic
Boyle-Irwin

Currently on the Injured Reserve List and unable to play tonight for the Jets are Paul Postma, Mark Stuart, Jacob Trouba and Jim Slater. Raffi Torres and Adam Burish are out for San Jose.

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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