Munz: Jets prepare for matinee vs. Sens on TSN Radio 1290

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Brian Munz
2/9/2013 11:43:28 AM
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The (4-5-1) Winnipeg Jets are in the Nation's Capital for a matinee face off against the (6-3-2) Ottawa Senators.

You can listen to the game on TSN Radio 1290 and TSN.ca/Winnipeg beginning at 1pm ct/2pm et.

Upon arrival in Ottawa yesterday afternoon, Head Coach Claude Noel told TSN 1290, goaltender Ondrej Pavelec is battling the flu and did not practice, so don't be surprised to see Al Montoya start in goal for the Jets.

Montoya, who has a 1-0 record, 4.33 goals against average and .806 save percentage, has played 97 minutes this season.

Noel also talked about making some line-up changes following Thursday's 3-2 loss at home to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Based on practice on Friday afternoon in Ottawa, here is what the Jets should start with against the Senators.

Kane-Jokinen-Antropov
Ladd-Little-Wheeler
Ponikarovsky-Burmistrov-Wellwood
Wright-Slater-Thorburn

Enstrom-Postma
Hainsey-Redmond
Clitsome-Stuart

Toby Enstrom is on a career high eight game point scoring streak (two goals & 10 assists).  He continues to lead the Jets and all NHL defensemen in scoring with two goals & 11 assists for 13 points.  He has a three point lead over Montreal's Andrei Markov, Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk of St. Louis.

Evander Kane leads the Jets in two individual catagories, 34 shots on goal and 33 hits.

Winnipeg is one point behind second place Carolina in the Southeast Division and three points back of first place Tampa Bay.

The Senators, who are 4-0-2 on home ice this season, are expected to start Craig Anderson in goal.

Based on practice yesterday, these are the projected lines for Ottawa.

Zibanejad-Turris-Alfreddson
Michalek-Smith-Silfverberg
Greening-Regin-Neil
Condra-DaCosta-O'Brien

Methot-Karlsson
Lundin-Gonchar
Phillips-Benoit

The Senators are second in the Northeast Division, one point behind first place Boston and one ahead of the third place Canadiens.

This is the second game of the season between the Jets and Sens. Ottawa were 4-1 winners in Winnipeg on January 19 thanks to a three-point game from Erik Karlsson.

Following Saturday's game, the Jets return to Winnipeg for a three-game homestand starting Tuesday against Philadelphia.

Evander Kane (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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