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Munz: Jets look to extend win streak against Wild

Brian Munz
11/17/2013 1:44:05 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets look to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games Sunday in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Watch the game on TSN Jets or listen on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et.

This is the second of five regular season games between these two teams. The Wild were 2-1 winners on October 10. Tonight is the final time they will play in Minnesota with the remaining three games are all at MTS Centre.

The Jets (10-9-2) remain sixth in the Central Division with 22 points. The 5th-place Dallas Stars also have 22 points, but have played two less games than Winnipeg.

Ondrej Pavelec (8-7-2, 2.78, .915, 1 shutout) will start his fifth straight game in goal.
 
Winnipeg had an optional pre-game skate Sunday morning.

Jets Projected Lines:

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

Byfuglien-Clitsome
Ellerby-Enstrom
Redmond-Pardy

This is Zach Redmond's return to the NHL after suffering a life-threatening injury February 21, 2013 during the pre-game skate in Carolina. He has played two games this year in the AHL with the St. John's IceCaps prior to his recall November 3.

The Wild (12-4-4) are fourth in the Central Division with 28 points. The 3rd-place Colorado Avalanche also have 28 points, but have one game in hand on Minnesota.

The Wild are winners of three in a row and have a 9-1-2 record in their last 12 games.

Josh Harding (11-2-2, 1.26, .945, 2 shutouts) will start his eighth straight game in goal.

Wild Projected Lines:

Parise-Koivu-Coyle
Niederreiter-Granlund-Pominville
Cooke-Brodziak-Fontaine
Mitchell-Konopka-Heatley

Suter-Brodin
Dumba-Stoner
Spurgeon-Scandella

Minnesota has the fifth best power play in the NHL at 22.7%.

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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