Munz: Pavelec starts in goal as Jets face Sabres in Buffalo

Brian Munz
12/17/2013 12:32:20 PM
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The Winnipeg Jets are in Buffalo for a 6pm ct face off tonight against the Sabres.

Fans in the Jets viewing region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 5:30pm ct and listeners can tune in to TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg.
The (15-15-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 35 points.  Fifth-place Dallas and sixth-place Nashville also have 35 points, however the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while the Predators have two.
23-year-old forward Eric O'Dell was recalled this morning from the AHL's St. John's IceCaps. He has 29 points (12 goals and 17 assists) in 28 games with the IceCaps.

James Wright is a game-time decision due to the flu.
Ondrej Pavelec (10-13-4, 2.85, .909) will start in goal.
Winnipeg has scored five power-play goals in the last four games.
Buffalo is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss at home against Calgary Saturday.  They have just one win in their last six games.
The (7-23-3) Sabres are last in the Atlantic Division with 17 points and trail the seventh-place Panthers by 12 points.
The Sabres added forward Kevin Porter and defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from the AHL's Rochester Americans.  Porter is expected to play tonight.
Buffalo has scored 51 goals this season, which is an average of 1.5 per game.
They are winless in 20 games when trailing after 40 minutes.

Ondrej Pavelec (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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