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Munz: Pavelec faces Howard as Jets visit Red Wings

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Brian Munz
11/12/2013 1:30:20 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets look to extend their winning streak to a season-high three games tonight as they visit the Detroit Red Wings.
 
The (8-9-2) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 18 points. Fifth-place Nashville and sixth-place Dallas also have 18 points, however both teams have played two less games than Winnipeg.
 
Tonight is the second and final game between these teams this season. Winnipeg were 4-2 winners on home ice eight days ago.
 
Ondrej Pavelec (6-7-2, 2.92, .909, 1 shutout) will start in goal.

Jets Projected Lines:
 
Ladd-Little-Wheeler
Kane-Jokinen-Setoguchi
Halischuk-Scheifele-Frolik
Tangradi-Wright-Thorburn
 
Clitsome-Byfuglien
Enstrom-Bogosian
Pardy-Ellerby
 
Dustin Byfuglien is on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists).
 
Bryan Little (two goals, two assists), Andrew Ladd (one goal, three assists), Grant Clitsome (one goal, three assists) and Eric Tangradi (one goal, one assist) are all on two-game point streaks.

Paul Postma, Mark Stuart, Jacob Trouba and Jim Slater remain on the Injured Reserve list.
 
Detroit is winless in its last three games.
 
The (9-5-4) Red Wings are fourth in the Atlantic Division with 22 points. Third-place Toronto also has 22 points, but have played one fewer game. Detroit trails second-place Boston by one point and are two back of first-place Tampa Bay.

Jimmy Howard (5-5-4, 2.74, .911, 1 shutout) will start in goal.
 
Red Wings Projected Lines:
 
Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi
Franzen-Helm-Alfredsson
Tatar-Andersson-Samuelsson
Miller-Glendening-Abdelkader
 
Kronwall-Kindl
Quincey-DeKeyser
Lashoff-Ouellet
 
Henrik Zetterberg is on a five-game point streak (four goals, four assists).

Brendan Smith, Jonathan Ericsson and Stephen Weiss are on the Red Wings Injured Reserve list.

Jimmy Howard stops Halischuk (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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