Munz: Pavelec gets the start as Jets host Devils

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Brian Munz
2/28/2013 1:59:25 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets (9-9-1) host the New Jersey Devils (10-5-4) in a 7pm ct face off tonight at MTS Centre.
 
Ondrej Pavelec starts his 8th consecutive game in goal for the Jets, while former Manitoba Moose Johan Hedberg starts for the Devils.
 
Evander Kane is on a NHL high eight-game point streak (six goals and four assists) and four-game goal scoring streak (five goals).
 
Grant Clitsome and Alexander Burmistrov are on three-game point streaks (one goal and two assists).
 
The Jets are coming off their longest road trip of the season where they earned eight of a possible 10 points, which included a 4-2 win in New Jersey.
 
Jets Projected Lines:
 
Ladd Little Wheeler
Kane Antropov Burmistrov
Wright Jokinen Peluso
Tangradi Slater Thorburn

Hainsey Bogosian
Clitsome Byfuglien
Stuart Postma

New Jersey has not played since their loss to the Jets four days ago. 
 
With just one win in their last five games, the Devils are sixth in the Eastern Conference standings, five points ahead of 10th seeded Winnipeg.
 
After not playing the last two games, Henrik Tallinder is expected to play his 600th NHL game.
 
Andrei Loktionov is on a three-game point streak (one goal and two assists).
 
Devils Projected Lines:
 
Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk
Elias-Zajac-Clarkson
Ponikarovsky-Gionta-Bernier
Matteau-Sestito-Butler
 
Salvador-Zidlicky
Greene-Larsson
Tallinder-Fayne

Ondrej Pavelec (Photo: Travis Golby/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Travis Golby/NHLI via Getty Images)
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