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Ondrej Pavelec is expected to get the call in nets from Claude Noel, his eleventh consecutive start. Pavelec has struggled so far for Winnipeg to the tune of a 5-7-3 record, 3.26 GAA, and .895 save percentage, though he does have a shutout this year. Pavelec also dominated the Caps last year, shutting them out twice, and is sure to be a tough test despite his subpar numbers so far on the campaign. The Jets will be without star puck-moving defenseman Tobias Enstrom (shoulder) and former Cap Eric Fehr (shoulder) in terms of injuries, and have yet to field their full lineup so far this year.
Michal Neuvirth will get the tap on the pads from Bruce Boudreau for the first time since last Saturday. On the year Neuvy is 2-2-1 with a 3.14 GAA and .891 save percentage, and made 17 saves in his last outing, a 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey. On the injury front, Mike Green is still out with a right groin strain and is not even on the trip; in fact, Green has not skated since he injured himself last week. Here we go again. Mathieu Perreault should be the healthy scratch for Washington for the second game in a row.
Puck drops for this one 8:07-ish. Check back later.