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About the Jets - 02-15-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Jets.

When and where: 7 p.m. EST. MTS Centre.

TV: Root Sports, CBC, RDS.

Record: 5-6-1, 16 points. The Jets are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and third place in the Southeast Division.

Leading Scorer: Tobias Enstrom, 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists).

Last Game: 3-2 home loss to the Flyers, Wednesday. Andrew Ladd (right) scored two goals for the Jets.

Last Game against the Penguins: 4-2 home win, Jan. 25. Sidney Crosby scored two goals for the Penguins.

Jets Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Eric Tangradi. Because why not?

Ex-Penguins on the Jets : Eric Tangardi, LW; Chris Thorburn, RW.

Ex-Jets/Thrashers on the Penguins:  Botterill, assistant general manager;Pascal Dupuis, RW; Tanner Glass, LW; Chris Kunitz, LW; Todd Reirden, assistant coach.

Useless Jets/Thrashers Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: The very first penalty shot goal scored against the Jets/Thrashers franchise was by former Penguin Miroslav Satan, then a member of the Sabres, Oct. 9, 1999.

Best Jets/Thrashers Video We Could Find: Center Bryan Little, then of the Thrashers, scoring a goal directly off a faceoff against the Islanders in 2010-11:

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (6-3-0, 2.41 GAA, .909 SV%) for the Penguins. Ondrej Pavelec (3-6-1, 3.28 GAA, .886 SV%) for the Jets.

Injuries: For the Penguins, they are reporting no injuries. For the Jets, right winger Antti Miettinen ("upper body") is on injured reserve.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins did not have a full practice today. Their expected lines and defensive pairings are:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 9 Pascal Dupuis
24 Matt Cooke - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett - 16 Brandon Sutter - 48 Tyler Kennedy
10 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams

2 Matt Niskanen - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
47 Simon Despres - 5 Deryk Engelland

-The Jets primary lines and defensive pairings were:

16 Andrew Ladd - 18 Bryan Little - 26 Blake Wheeler
9 Evander Kane - 8 Alexander Burmistrov - 80 Nik Antropov
27 Eric Tangradi - 12 Olli Jokinen - 13 Kyle Wellwood
17 James Wright - 19 Jim Slater - 22 Chris Thorburn

39 Toby Enstrom - 33 Dustin Byfuglien
6 Ron Hainsey - 44 Zach Bogosian
5 Mark Stuart - 25 Zach Redmond

Notes:

-The last time the Penguins played the Jets, this happened:

-Orpik has played in 599 career games.

-Fleury has 22 career shutouts. He needs one more to surpass goaltender Tom Barrasso for most in franchise history.

-Goaltender Tomas Vokoun had 49 career shutouts.

-Cooke has 197 career assists.

-Bennett is expected to make his NHL debut tonight.

-Tangradi is making his debut with the Jets after being traded from the Penguins Wednesday.

-"I feel at times I had a shorter leash than most guys there. I know the way I’m capable of playing and I can honestly say at times I showed my game in Pittsburgh and other times it was tough to be in the lineup." - Tangradi on his time in Pittsburgh.

-Bogosian is making his season debut after missing the first 12 game of the season due to a wrist injury.

-Our live blog, direct from our couch, begins at approximately 6:55 p.m. Please tune in.

(Photo: Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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