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Munz: Jets open three-game road trip against Senators

Brian Munz
1/2/2014 1:32:00 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets play their first game in 2014 as they start a three-game road trip in Ottawa.

This is the first of two games between these teams this season. The Senators play in Winnipeg on March 8.

The Jets (19-18-5) are sixth in the Central Division with 43 points. They trail fifth-place Minnesota by two points. As for the playoff race, Phoenix currently holds the Central Division Wild Card with 49 points.

Al Montoya (8-2-1, 1.85, .934) will start in goal.

Jets Projected Lines:

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

Ellerby-Byfuglien
Enstrom-Trouba
Stuart-Bogosian

Andrew Ladd is on a five-game point streak (two goals and three assists).

Jacob Trouba has three points (one goal and two assists) in his last three games.

Blake Wheeler, who was named to the U.S. Olympic team yesterday, has scored eight goals and two assists in his last 10 games.

The Senators (17-18-7) are sixth in the Atlantic Division with 41 points. They trail fifth-place Detroit by five points and are five up on Florida.

Craig Anderson (12-9-4, 3.17, .904) will start in goal.

Senators Projected Lines:

MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
Michalek-Zibanejad-Conacher
Greening-Smith-Condra
Kassian-Pageau-Stone

Cowen-Karlsson
Phillips-Corvo
Methot-Ceci

Ottawa recalled Winnipeg native Mark Stone who will wear jersey #61. The Brandon Wheat Kings graduate played four NHL games last season. In 19 games with the AHL's Binghamton Senators this season, Stone has nine goals and nine assists.

Cory Conacher has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

Following tonight's game, the Jets fly to Boston. The road trip continues against the Bruins Saturday afternoon at Noon ct (TSN 1290/TSN Jets).

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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