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Munz: Blackhawks make final appearance at MTS Centre

Brian Munz
11/21/2013 2:16:35 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets host the Chicago Blackhawks for the final appearance at MTS Centre this season.
 
The Jets (10-10-3) are sixth in the Central Division standings with 23 points. They trail fifth-place Dallas by one point and are one up on seventh-place Nashville.
 
Ondrej Pavelec (8-8-2, 2.74, .915, 1so) will start in goal.
 
Projected Jets Lines:
 
Ladd-Little-Wheeler
Kane-Jokinen-Setoguchi
Halischuk-Scheifele-Frolik
Tangradi-Wright-Thorburn
 
Clitsome-Byfuglien
Enstrom-Ellerby
Pardy-Redmond
 
Dustin Byfuglien is on a three-game goal scoring streak in which he has scored four goals.  He is also on a three-game point streak (four goals and one assist).
 
Bryan Little has three points (one goal and two assists) in his last two games.

Blake Wheeler has three assists in his last two games.
 
Chicago, with a 14-4-4 record, enters tonight's game first in the Central Division with 32 points. Second place Minnesota also has 32 points, but the Blackhawks have one game in hand on the Wild.  Chicago and Minnesota lead third-place St. Louis by one point and are two up on fourth-place Colorado.
 
The Blackhawks have lost two of their last three games and are coming off a 5-1 loss in Denver against the Avalanche Tuesday night.
 
Corey Crawford (13-4-3, 2.55, .905) will start in goal.
 
Blackhawks Projected Lines:
 
Sharp-Toews-Hossa
Versteeg-Pirri-Kane
Saad-Kruger-Shaw
Bollig-Smith-Morin
 
Keith-Seabrook
Oduya-Hjalmarsson
Leddy-Rozsival
 
Patrick Kane is on an eight-game point streak (four goals and seven assists).
 
Brandon Saad has three points (one goal and two assists) in his last two games.
 
This is the third of four regular season games between these two teams. Chicago is 2-0 and have outscored Winnipeg 9-2. Patrick Sharp has led the Blackhawks with two goals and an assist. Duncan Keith has three assists.

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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