Munz: Jets look to hold Southeast lead against Penguins

Brian Munz,
3/28/2013 1:29:39 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets are in Pittsburgh tonight for a 6pm ct/5pm pt face off against the (26-8) Penguins on TSN 1290 and TSN Jets.

The Jets lead the Southeast Division standings with 38 points, and sit six ahead of second-place Carolina. The Hurricanes are in Toronto tonight.

Al Montoya will start in goal as Ondrej Pavelec gets the night off after starting 11 consecutive games.

Dustin Byfuglien, who celebrated his 28th birthday yesterday, is on a three-game point streak (three goals and one assist).

Toby Enstrom has scored in back to back games since returning from injury.

The Penguins are on a season high 13-game winning streak.

Tomas Vokoun starts in goal for the Penguins. Marc Andre Fleury, who was injured Tuesday against Montreal will be the back up.

Evgeni Malkin returns after missing the last nine games due to injury. He will play on a line with Brenden Morrow and James Neal.

Sidney Crosby is on a five-game point streak (three goals and four assists).

Winnipeg is 1-1 against Pittsburgh this season with both teams scoring five goals.

Following tonights game, the Jets return home to host Carolina Saturday afternoon at MTS Centre.

Dustin Byfuglien (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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