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Tonight: Capitals at Jets

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MTS Centre, 7:30 p.m.

 TV: TSN Jets

Radio: TSN 1290

 

About the Capitals

The Caps are 4-0-1 in their last five, including rallying twice from three-goal deficits in a shootout win over the Islanders on Tuesday... Alex Ovechkin has 11 of his 29 goals this year on the power play... Caps star Nicklas Backstrom, out since Jan. 7 with a concussion, is increasing his workload at practice and in workouts, but did not accompany the team on this trip, which will take them to Winnipeg, Chicago, Detroit and Philly.

 

About the Jets

Crucial contest for the Jets in the second of three at home this week... Blake Wheeler had two assists against Dallas on Wednesday to extend his point streak to six games (4G, 3A). He has 20 points (7G, 13A) in his last 12 games... Evander Kane has three goals in four games against the Caps this season... The Jets are 23-10-3 this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

 

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

50 Chris Mason

4 Zach Bogosian

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

8 Alex Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Randy Jones

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Tim Stapleton

15 Tanner Glass

16 Andrew Ladd

17 Eric Fehr

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

20 Antti Miettinen

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

33 Dustin Byfuglien

36 Mark Flood

39 Tobias Enstrom

80 Nik Antropov

 

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

29 Tomas Vokoun

30 Michal Neuvirth

4 John Erskine

6 Dennis Wideman

8 Alex Ovechkin

15 Jeff Halpern

20 Troy Brouwer

21 Brooks Laich

22 Mike Knuble

23 Keith Aucoin

25 Jason Chimera

26 Matt Hendricks

27 Karl Alzner

28 Alexander Semin

42 Joel Ward

44 Roman Hamrlik

52 Mike Green

55 Jeff Schultz

74 John Carlson

81 Dmitry Orlov

83 Jay Beagle

85 Mathieu Perreault

90 Marcus Johansson

 

(Lineups subject to change)

 

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 16, 2012 C3

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