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Tonight: Jets at Capitals

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About the Jets

Critical contest in their playoff pursuit and the first of two games in two nights, followed by Saturday in Nashville. The Jets have two two-games-in-two-nights scenarios remaining, the final being March 30-31 in Raleigh and Tampa... The Jets' 26 points earned on the road is the third-worst total in the NHL, ahead of only Edmonton (25) and Columbus (24)... Bryan Little's two goals against the Pens gives him 21 this year, his highest total since scoring 31 in '08-09... Dustin Byfuglien is tied for third in scoring among NHL defencemen (heading into Thursday) with 11 goals and 35 assists.

 

About the Capitals

Return home from a road trip that finished up in Philly on Thursday... Own one of the NHL's best home records at 23-10-3... Intriguing stat: Dennis Wideman leads all Caps in average ice time at 23:51... Troy Brouwer leads Washington with five game-winning goals... Alex Ovechkin has 32 goals this year, matching last year's total, but his point total will be a career low. He has 56 points this year, last season he had a career-low 85... Caps' star Nik Backstrom remains sidelined with a concussion, but has resumed skating.

 

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

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

20 Antti Miettinen

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

33 Dustin Byfuglien

36 Mark Flood

39 Tobias Enstrom

46 Spencer Machacek

49 Ben Maxwell

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 23, 2012 C2

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