Munz: Jets return from trip to host Steen, Blues

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Brian Munz
12/10/2013 2:28:23 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets open a three-game homestand at MTS Centre tonight against the St. Louis Blues.

The (14-13-4) Jets are sixth in the Central Division standings with 32 points, while the (19-6-3) Blues are second with 41 points.

This is the third of five regular season meetings.  Winnipeg beat the Blues 4-3 on October 18th. Eleven days later St. Louis won on home ice 3-2.  Alex Steen has three goals against the Jets in those two games.

Ondrej Pavelec (10-11-3, 2.76, .914) will start in goal for the Jets.

Winnipeg Projected Lines:

Ladd-Little-Wheeler
Thorburn-Jokinen-Setoguchi
Halischuk-Scheifele-Frolik
Wright-Albert-Peluso

Byfuglien-Enstrom
Trouba-Clitsome
Ellerby-Stuart

Blake Wheeler is on a three game point streak (two goals & two assists).

St. Louis has just one win in their last four games.

Brian Elliot (4-1-1, 2.18, .915) will start in goal for the Blues.

St. Louis Projected Lines:

Steen-Backes-Oshie
Roy-Berglund-Tarasenko
Schwartz-Sobotka-Stewart
Morrow-Lapierre-Cracknell

Bouwmeester-Pietrangelo
Jackman-Shattenkirk
Cole-Polak

Kevin Shattenkirk is on a three-game point streak (one goal & four assists).

T.J. Oshie has three assists in his last two games while Patrik Berglund has one goal & one assist in his last six periods.

St. Louis has the number two ranked power play in the NHL at 24%.

The Blues are 0-5-2 with trailing after the 1st period.

Following tonight's game, defenseman Mark Stuart is scheduled to join us on the TSN 1290 postgame show inside the Exchange Restaurant.

Steen Blues (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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