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Munz: Jets look to move into playoff spot vs. Capitals

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Brian Munz
2/6/2014 1:09:45 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets continue a four game road trip tonight in Washington.

This is the final meeting of the season between these teams.  The Capitals were 5-4 winners in a shootout Oct. 22 in Winnipeg.

The (28-25-5) Jets are sixth in the Central Division with 61 points.  They trail Vancouver by two points for a Western Conference wild card playoff spot.

Ondrej Pavelec (18-21-4, 2.95, .902) will start in goal.  He has a 7-2 record in his last nine games.

Jets Projected Lines:

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

Enstrom-Bogosian
Stuart-Trouba
Pardy-Ellerby

Andrew Ladd is on a three game point streak which includes one goal and three assists.

Washington is coming off a 1-0 loss to the New York Islanders Tuesday night. They are 3-7-3 in their last 13 games.

The (25-23-9) Capitals are seventh in the Metropolitan Division with 59 points.  They trail Detroit by three points for an Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot.

Michal Neuvirth (4-6-2, 2.82, .914) will start in goal.

Capitals Projected Lines:

Erat-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Johansson-Wellman-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Laich-Beagle-Wilson

Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Carrick
Brouillette-Wey

Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL with 39 goals.

Following tonight's game, the Jets fly to St. Louis and play their final game before the Olympic break Saturday afternoon at 1pm against the Blues.

Olli Jokinen Andrew Ladd  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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