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Jets provide latest challenge to Ducks' home run

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 4:24 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Jets provide latest challenge to Ducks' home run

A win by the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday will move the Ducks into second place among the NHL's longest home winning streaks to start a season. The Ducks are 20-0-2 on home ice, where they have won 10 straight games.

The Ducks are the fifth team since 1973-74 to record at least one point in each of its first 20-plus home games in a season. The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers (19-0-7) own the record of 26 straight.

The Jets, however, are not an easy out, especially since Paul Maurice took over as coach. Winnipeg has won three straight games after losing five in a row and gets Evander Kane back in the lineup after he missed the past four games with a laceration on right hand.

"They're going to be excited," Ducks center Nick Bonino said. "You look at their team, and they're pretty solid through all four lines, defense and in net. With us and our winning streak, it'll make them play a little harder."

Defenseman Luca Sbisa is recovered from his hand injury, but will not be in the lineup Tuesday. Coach Bruce Boudreau said Sbisa will need a few more "good practices" before he's ready.

Defenseman Sami Vatanen was sent to Norfolk of the American Hockey League on Tuesday to make room for Sbisa.

Jonas Hiller starts in goal for the Ducks. The Jets counter with Ondrej Pavelec.

Here are the projected lineups for the Jets and Ducks:

DUCKS

Teemu Selanne - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Matt Beleskey - Nick Bonino - Jakob Silfverberg

Kyle Palmieri - Saku Koivu - Andrew Cogliano

Patrick Maroon - Mathieu Perreault - Daniel Winnik

Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy

Hampus Lindholm - Francois Beauchemin

Mark Fistric - Bryan Allen

Frederik Andersen

Jonas Hiller

Scratched: Dustin Penner Tim Jackman, Luca Sbisa

Injured: Viktor Fasth (muscle inflammation), Sheldon Souray (wrist)

JETS

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Michael Frolik

Evander Kane- Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Devin Setoguchi - Olli Jokinen - Dustin Byfuglien

Chris Thorburn - Eric O'Dell - Anthony Peluso

Zach Bogosian - Tobias Enstrom

Mark Stuart - Jacob Trouba

Adam Pardy - Keaton Ellerby

Ondrej Pavelec

Al Montoya

Scratched: Eric Tangradi, James Wright, Zach Redmond

Injured: Jim Slater (hernia), Matt Halischuk (forearm), Paul Postma (blood clot), Grant Clitsome (upper body)

Quote of the Day

When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.

— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions