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No changes for Jets; Pavelec starts vs. Rangers

Monday, 04.01.2013 / 5:14 PM

By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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No changes for Jets; Pavelec starts vs. Rangers

NEW YORK -- Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said he will go with the same lineup Monday night against the New York Rangers that he used in his team's 3-1 home loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

The means goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, who is 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .936 save percentage against the Rangers this season, will be in net.

The Jets didn't stake this morning, but here were the lines they employed against the Hurricanes:

Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Evander KaneOlli JokinenAntti Miettinen

Kyle Wellwood -- Eric TangradiNik Antropov

Patrice Cormier – Alex Burmistrov – Chris Thorburn

Tobias EnstromDustin Byfuglien

Ron HainseyZach Bogosian

Derek MeechGrant Clitsome

Ondrej Pavelec

Al Montoya

Rangers forward Darroll Powe will check back into the lineup in place of Kris Newbury, who was reassigned to Connecticut of the American Hockey League on Sunday. Powe last played March 24 against the Washington Capitals and has zero points in 28 games this season.

Rangers coach John Tortorella said he expects Brian Boyle to play both wing and center against the Jets.

Here are the Rangers’ lines and defense pairings in pre-game warmups:

Rick NashDerek StepanRyan Callahan

Mats ZuccarelloBrad RichardsMarian Gaborik

Carl HagelinBrian BoyleJ.T. Miller

Chris KreiderDarroll PoweTaylor Pyatt

Michael Del ZottoDan Girardi

Ryan McDonaghAnton Stralman

Roman HamrlikSteve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

Martin Biron

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