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Munz: Jets look to respond from tough loss, take on Coyotes

Brian Munz
4/1/2014 4:52:33 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets conclude a five game road trip tonight in Glendale against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The (33-33-10) Jets have 76 points and trail Phoenix by eight points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot.

Head Coach Paul Maurice did not hold a pregame skate, electing instead for a team meeting at the arena. 

Maurice did confirm Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal.

Tonight's line up will not be known until warmup as Maurice says he is a game-time decision.

Bryan Little is on a six-game point streak (two goals and five assists).

Blake Wheeler has scored in three straight games.

Matt Halischuk has scored in back to back games.

The (36-27-12) Coyotes have 84 points and have a one point lead over Dallas for a Wild Card playoff spot.  The Stars play in Washington tonight.  Dallas has one game in hand on Phoenix.

Phoenix held an optional pregame skate at their practice rink.

Thomas Greiss will start in goal.

The Coyotes have the fourth ranked power play in the NHL on home ice at 23%.

This is the final regular season game between these teams.  Winnipeg has a 2-0 record outscoring the Coyotes 8-3. 

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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