Feb 9, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Winnipeg Jets centre James Wright (17 and Ottawa Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) in the first period at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Game #29 Preview: Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators will come back home to host one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Winnipeg Jets. Both teams will be playing the back end of back to backs.

 15-11-2, 3rd Eastern Conference, L10 7-2-1

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14-8-6, 5th Eastern Conference, L10 4-2-4

TV: Sportsnet   RADIO: Team 1200

PUCK DROP: 5 PM

HEAD TO HEAD

The Jets and Sens have played two games versus each other, one at Scotiabank Place and one at the MTS Centre. Both times the road team walking away with two points. The first match up was in Winnipeg, in a game that Erik Karlsson started off the season with a bang. He finished the night with three points and Craig Anderson was credited with the win. The following game was not a pretty one for the Senators as Al Montoya did not allow a goal, as Ottawa couldn’t figure anything out offensively. The final was 1-0 in favor of the Jets.

LAST GAMES

The Senators played an awful first period in Buffalo and they paid for it, being down two after one. Ottawa came out a totally different team in the second and began the comeback. As it seems usual now for the Senators, this game required extra time, in which the Sens were given a power play. Ottawa capitalized with the extra man, it was Kyle Turris who sealed the win. In Toronto it was a total offensive war and just like the Sens-Sabres game required extra time that lead to the shootout. This game required 10 rounds, Zach Bogosian scored the winner in 5-4 decision.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kyle Turris, OTT – Turris played one of his best games since the Spezza injury last night, yesterday might have been him busting his slump. Ottawa can only hope so, keep an eye on him to try and keep it up.

Andrew Ladd, WPG – Ladd has been the Jets most consistent player all year, the Jets captain is a great all around player.

TOP 3 STORYLINES FOR TODAY’S GAME

  1. Turris – Will he be able to carry over his success from yesterdays game into today’s game?
  2. Streaking – The Jets are one of the NHL’s hottest teams, the Sens should not take them lightly.
  3. Starting? – Will we see Al Montoya (DTD but skating), Ondrej Pavelec (Played last night) or Eddie Pasquale (Never started an NHL game)

PARTING SHOT

Both teams will be looking to end their weekend back to back with all four points. At the Same time both teams would like to keep generating points to stay in the thick of things in the playoff race. Should be interesting to see who will start for both teams. Keep an eye on this page as I will update with the line-up and starting goaltenders! You can also follow me on twitter for updates!

Enjoy the game!

UPDATE:

  • Robin Lehner will start today’s game.
  • Line-up remains the same meaning Kaspars Daugavins will once again sit.

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