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Munz: Jets look for third straight home win against 'Canes

Brian Munz
3/22/2014 1:57:21 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets look for their third straight win on home as they host the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6:00ct face off at MTS Centre.
 
The (32-30-9) Jets have 73 points and trail the Phoenix Coyotes by six points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot.  The Coyotes host Boston tonight.
 
Al Montoya will start in goal.
 
Jets Projected Lines:
 
Ladd-Little-Frolik
Byfuglien-Jokinen-Wheeler
Kane-O'Dell-Setoguchi
Halischuk-Slater-Peluso
 
Enstrom-Bogosian
Stuart-Trouba
Pardy-Ellerby
 
Winnipeg made one roster move this afternoon re-assigning forward John Albert to the AHL's St. John's Ice Caps.
 
Evander Kane is on a three game point streak that includes two goals and one assist.
 
The Jets have successfully killed off 12 consecutive opposing power plays in their last four home games.
 
Carolina is coming off a 3-2 loss last night in Chicago.  It's the final game of a three game road trip in which they have a 1-1 record.
 
The (30-31-9) Hurricanes have 69 points and trail Columbus for an Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot by nine points.
 
Carolina did not have a pregame skate this morning at MTS Centre.
 
Cam Ward is expected to start in goal.
 
Hurricanes Projected Lines:
 
J. Staal-E. Staal-Semin
Gerbe-Loktionov-Tlusty
Skinner-Nash-Lindholm
Bowman-Malhotra-Dwyer
 
Sekera-Liles
Hainsey-Faulk
Harrison-Bellemore
 
This is the final game of the season between these teams.  Chris Thorburn scored the game winning goal as Winnipeg were 2-1 winners in Raleigh February 4th.
 
Following tonight's game, the Jets embark on a five game road trip starting Monday in Dallas.

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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