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Ducks prepared for emotional evening against Jets

by Curtis Zupke /

JETS (21-14-7) at DUCKS (26-10-6)


The Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks were not expected to skate before they played Sunday at Honda Center.

It will be an emotional night for Anaheim, which will retire Teemu Selanne's No. 8 jersey in a pregame ceremony set to start at 4:15 p.m. PT. The Ducks must balance a lengthy ceremony with preparing for a game.

"Mentally, you have to stick with it," Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano told the Ducks website Saturday. "You have to prepare differently because it's just a different day. There's different things going on. Your schedule's a little off, and you have to find a way to get ready for the game … it will be a challenge."

Winnipeg defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4, in a shootout Saturday after it squandered a 3-0 lead in the first period and tied it 4-4 late in the third. The last time the Jets won a game that they gave up a three-goal lead was Oct.27, 2011, a 9-8 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Jets returned left wing Evander Kane, and defensemen Toby Enstrom and Mark Stuart from injury, and coach Paul Maurice said it was defenseman Zach Bogosian's first real game back from injury.

Here are the projected lineups:


Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Mathieu PerreaultMark ScheifeleMichael Frolik

Evander KaneAdam LowryMatt Halischuk

Chris ThorburnJim SlaterAnthony Peluso

Toby EnstromZach Bogosian

Ben Chiarot - Dustin Byfuglien

Mark StuartJay Harrison

Ondrej Pavelec

Michael Hutchinson

Injured: Grant Clitsome (upper body), Jacob Trouba (lower body)

Scratched: TJ Galiardi, Adam Pardy, Paul Postma


Patrick MaroonRyan GetzlafCorey Perry

Matt BeleskeyRyan KeslerKyle Palmieri

Andrew CoglianoNate ThompsonJakob Silfverberg

Rene Bourque/Devante Smith-PellyRickard RakellTim Jackman

Cam FowlerBen Lovejoy

Hampus LindholmFrancois Beauchemin

Clayton StonerSami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen

Ilya Bryzgalov

Injured: Eric Brewer (foot)

Scratched: Mark Fistric, Colby Robak

Status report: Maroon reportedly skated on the top line in practice as Anaheim continues to search for the right fit for Getzlaf and Perry. Maroon is on a 15-game scoreless streak. It is unclear which forward would come out of the lineup. Pavelec is likely to start after Hutchinson played Saturday.

Who's hot: Perreault has 17 points in 17 games. Getzlaf has a three-game point streak and points in 16 of his past 18 games. Andersen is 5-1-1 in his past seven starts.

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