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Surly opponent next for Jets

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"ï"ï ABOUT THE DEVILS

The Jets will run into another surly opponent -- this is the third straight game on this road trip their host is coming off a loss -- the Devils fell 5-1 to Washington in D.C. Alex Ovechkin lit up the Devils with three goals, his first hat trick in more than two years.

 

The Devils are an impressive 6-1-2 at home.

 

Bryce Salvador of Brandon was named the Devils captain on Jan. 17, becoming the 10th man to wear the 'C' in New Jersey history. He joins Don Lever, Mel Bridgman, Kirk Muller, Bruce Driver, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, Patrik Elias, Jamie Langenbrunner and Zach Parise as Devils who have worn the 'C.'

 

Ex-Jet Alex Ponikarovsky picked up an assist on the lone Devils' goal against the Caps, by Ilya Kovalchuk, and now has a goal and a a helper since being swapped for two draft picks.

 

Devils forward David Clarkson, who has been so good early in this condensed season, has now gone four games without registering a point.

 

WINNIPEG JETS

 

31 Ondrej Pavelec

32 Eddie Pasquale

 

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

8 Alex Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Anthony Peluso

16 Andrew Ladd

17 James Wright

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

20 Antti Miettinen

22 Chris Thorburn

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

27 Eric Tangradi

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Tobias Enstrom

44 Zach Bogosian

71 Julian Melchiori

80 Nik Antropov

 

NEW JERSEY

DEVILS

1 Johan Hedberg

30 Martin Brodeur

 

2 Marek Zidlicky

5 Adam Larsson

6 Andy Greene

7 Henrik Tallinder

9 Bobby Butler

10 Peter Harrold

11 Stephen Gionta

12 Alexei Ponikarovsky

14 Adam Henrique

15 Stefan Matteau

17 Ilya Kovalchuk

18 Steve Bernier

19 Travis Zajac

20 Ryan Carter

21 Andrei Loktionov

22 Krystofer Barch

23 David Clarkson

24 Bryce Salvador

26 Patrik Elias

28 Anton Volchenkov

29 Mark Fayne

(Lineups subject to change)

 

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 24, 2013 B2

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