The Winnipeg Jets conclude a two game California road trip against the
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The (23-23-5) Jets, who are on a season high four-game winning streak,
are seventh in the Central Division with 51 points and trail Minnesota
by eight points for a wild card playoff spot.
Tonight is the second of three games between these teams this season.
Grant Clitsome had a goal and two assists in Winnipegs 5-4 shootout
win November 10th at MTS Centre.
Ondrej Pavelec (15-19-4, 2.99, .901) will start his seventh consecutive
game in goal.
Jets Projected Lines:
Bryan Little is on a five game point streak that includes two goals and
Blake Wheeler (2 goals and four assists) Mark Scheifele (two goals and
three assists) and Jacob Trouba (three goals and one assist) are on
three game point streaks.
San Jose is on a four game winning streak after beating Calgary 3-2
The (32-12-6) Sharks are second in the Pacific Division with 70
points. They trail first place Anaheim by nine points.
Alex Stalock (6-2, 1.80, .938) will start in goal. His last start was
seven days ago when he made 24 saves in a 3-0 win in Florida.
Sharks Projected Lines:
Joe Pavelski has scored six goals and has one assist in his last three
Patrick Marleau is on a three game point streak that includes one goal
and four assists.
Following tonights game, the Jets will stay overnight in San Jose and
fly home to Winnipeg tomorrow. Next action is Saturday night at MTS
Centre in a 6:00ct start against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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coach.TORONTO – The Blue Jays entered their three-game series with the
American League Central-leading Tigers losers of five of six, a slide
thats dropped the club five games behind the Orioles for the division
lead and a half-game behind the Royals in a cluttered race for the
second wild card spot.
The team is battered, without Brett Lawrie (oblique) for most of the
rest of the regular season while eagerly awaiting the returns of
Adam Lind (foot) and Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps). The Blue Jays
dodged a bullet with Melky Cabrera, who played on Friday night despite
being hit by a pitch on the right elbow in the first inning the night
Then theres the opponents starting pitching, a veritable murderers row
of three consecutive Cy Young award winners. They are, in order: the
Tigers Max Scherzer (Detroit – 2013) and David Price (Tampa Bay – 2012),
along with the Mariners Felix Hernandez (Seattle – 2011).
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"Were just going to take it one game at a time," said shortstop
Jose Reyes. "We know the next couple of games are going to be tough
because were going to face some good pitching but we have our plan, we
have our approach. Were just going to go to home plate with the same
mentality, looking for a good pitch and try to put the best swing on the
ball and try to go from there because we know its not going to be
Missing one-third of their starting lineup, three of the most important
bats and Lawries plus defence, Toronto is treading water in an
increasing cluttered wild card race. The Jays entered Fridays action in a
three-way tie with the Yankees and Mariners,, nipping at the Royals
heels. Troy Brown Jersey.
Its reached the point when the club can ill afford another protracted
slide. As time passes by, it becomes less about the number of games by
which you trail the wild card leader and more about how many teams there
are between. A two or a three-game deficit can seem like a mountain
when a club has to leapfrog multiple others.
Reyes has a better solution.
"We want to win the division," said Reyes. "Getting the second wild card
is nothing. We want to win our division. Thats the main goal for us. We
know were missing some key pieces in our lineup but we have to deal
with what we have here. If everyone continues to contribute were going
to be fine."
Jose Reyes arrived at Rogers Centre on Friday afternoon and when he
checked the lineup, he saw Melky Cabreras name underneath his own.
He breathed a sigh of relief.
"Theres no doubt we need Melky in the lineup if we want to continue to
win," said Reyes. "Melkys been one of, if not the most consistent player
in our lineup so we need him back."
Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a single and an RBI on Friday night. He tried
wearing a bulky elbow protector during batting practice – think
Barry Bonds – but opted for a less obstructive wrap.
Adam Lind wasnt in the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays lineup on Friday
He went 2-for-2 in his first minor league rehabilitation game on
Thursday but felt tightness in his back.
Lind has a history of back issues. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said
the expectation still is for Lind to return to the lineup sometime next