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Tuesday, November 12th
(All times Eastern)
Winnipeg Jets (8-9-2) at Detroit Red Wings (9-5-4), 7:30 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets aim for their first three-game winning
streak of the season on Tuesday night as they look for a rare victory in
Detroit over the Red Wings.
The Jets have won two in a row for the first time since beginning the season
2-0 and are coming off Sunday's shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Andrew Ladd played the hero, scoring a game-tying goal with less than two
minutes left in regulation before netting the only tally of the shootout in a
Grant Clitsome had a goal and a pair of assists, while Dustin Byfuglien and
Michael Frolik also lit the lamp. Ondrej Pavelec made 30 stops.
"It's a big win, the way we won. We battled back with a late goal," Ladd said.
"Pavs made some big saves for us and we had some key goals from a lot of
Winnipeg also caught a break when Patrick Marleau's goal with two minutes left
in overtime was waved off after it was ruled San Jose's Tommy Wingels
interfered with Pavelec.
The Jets have won three of their last four games overall, a span that includes
a 4-2 home victory over the Red Wings on Nov. 4. Matt Halischuk had the
winning goal, while Frolik and Ladd also tallied.
Al Montoya got the start for Winnipeg that day and made 26 saves in the
franchise's third victory in its past four meetings with the Red Wings.
However, the Jets have lost six of their eight all-time games played in
Henrik Zetterberg and Danny Dekeyser scored versus the Jets and Jimmy Howard
allowed all four goals on 47 shots faced.
Zetterberg scored twice in Saturday's meeting with Tampa Bay, but Howard
allowed three goals on 34 shots faced in a 3-2 setback. The third goal yielded
came with 69 seconds left in overtime.
It marked the Red Wings' first home loss to the Lightning since Jan. 12, 1994.
"We have to be way more efficient. We're a better team than we played today,"
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said.
Detroit has lost three in a row, including the past two in overtime, but may
get forward Johan Franzen back in the lineup for this game. Franzen has missed
five of the last six games due to a combination of illness and an upper-body
Howard gave up all four goals in the earlier loss to the Jets and is 1-3-0
with a 3.50 goals against average in five career starts against the franchise.
Pavelec could get the start for Winnipeg and is 2-1-0 with a 2.98 GAA and one
shutout in three previous encounters with the Red Wings.
11/12 10:46:06 ET