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Munz: With Kane again out, Jets set to host Predators

Brian Munz
1/28/2014 2:31:19 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets host the Nashville Predators in a 7pm ct face off at MTS Centre.

Tonight's game is the fourth of five regular season games between these teams.  The Jets are 1-1-1 against the Predators having outscored Nashville 8-6 in those games.

The (25-24-5) Jets are sixth in the Central Division with 55 points.  They trail Minnesota by seven points for a Wild Card playoff spot.

Ondrej Pavelec (16-20-4, 2.97, .902) will start in goal.

Jets Projected Lines:

Ladd-Little-Frolik
Thorburn-Scheifele-Wheeler
Setoguchi-Jokinen-Byfuglien
Wright-O'Dell-Peluso

Enstrom-Bogosian
Trouba-Stuart
Pardy-Ellerby

Head Coach Paul Maurice announced this morning that forward Evander Kane will not play again until after the Olypmic Break due to an infection in his hand.

Blake Wheeler has scored three goals and an assist in his last two games.

Andrew Ladd has one goal and two assists in his last two games.

This is Nashville's final stop on a four game road trip. They are coming off a 5-1 loss in Edmonton Sunday.

The (23-23-8) Predators are seventh in the Central Division, one point behind the Jets.

Carter Hutton (11-8-2, 2.85, .906) is the starting goaltender.

Predators Projected Lines:

Spaling-Legwand-Hornqvist
Beck-Fisher-Smith
Bourque-Gaustad-Nystrom
Clune-Wilson-Sissons

Josi-Weber
Del Zotto-Jones
Bartley-Ellis

Nashville has the sixth ranked power play in the NHL at 21 percent.

Following tonight's game, the Jets are off until they host Vancouver, 7:30pm ct Friday night at MTS Centre.

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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