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Despite being one of the worst scoring teams in hockey, the Winnipeg Jets have found a way to remain competitive in the Central Division through the first 17 games. Mike Hoffman Senators Jersey . Even a return to last seasons middling scoring could go a long way to turning them into playoff contenders, and the next step comes Saturday night as they make their fourth stop on a five-game trip against the Nashville Predators. Though theyre posting an alarmingly low 1.82 goals per game a season after finishing 15th (2.67) in 2013-14, the Jets (9-6-2) have been one of the NHLs better defensive teams. Theyve limited opponents to 2.00 goals per game after finishing last season 22nd in that category at 2.82. Over a 5-1-1 stretch, including Thursdays 3-1 win at Carolina, Winnipeg has allowed just nine goals. Offensively, Blake Wheeler had his second multigoal effort of the season. Hes also got seven points in his last six games against Nashville. We like the way weve been playing recently and we didnt want to get away from that because of one loss, said Wheeler, whose team was coming off Tuesdays 3-0 defeat in Montreal. Were a confident group right now. You never want to lose two games in a row. Thats a staple of good teams, teams that are playoff-caliber teams. We didnt want to let this slide. Part of the defensive effort could be the fact theyve faced below-average shot totals this season (28.2) after ranking 17th a season ago (30.1). Its also got plenty to do with solid goaltending. Backup Michael Hutchinson made 22 saves Thursday to improve to 2-1-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in four games. Starter Ondrej Pavelec has been strong most of the season, particularly over a 5-1-2 stretch with a 1.44 GAA. That run includes a 3-1 home win over Nashville on Nov. 4 as the Jets evened the season series 1-all. Collectively, the goaltenders save percentage ranks among the league leaders (.929) a season after finishing 24th (.907). Pavelec figures to get the nod versus the Predators, against whom hes 4-4-1 with a 2.07 GAA in 10 games. Nashville (10-4-2) hasnt been too far off the Jets defensive zone numbers, limiting opponents to 2.06 goals per game, though it suffered a 4-3 loss in St. Louis on Thursday and is now tasked with continuing its run of avoiding consecutive defeats this season. The Predators continued to get production from Filip Forsberg, who scored his seventh goal on a six-game scoring streak and added two assists to give the 20-year-old 13 points on a seven-game point streak. Its a level of production Nashville anticipated. The only question was going to be when, not if, general manager David Poile told the teams official website. Pekka Rinne has been established for quite a bit longer but will be looking for a bounce-back effort after allowing four goals on 27 shots. Still, the veteran is 4-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA this month and posted a 31-save shutout in Winnipeg on Oct. 17. As a starter, Rinne is 5-0-0 with a 1.99 GAA against the Jets. In front of him, the Predators have made things a bit easier by limiting short-handed situations. Theyve faced an NHL-low 43 and posted a 5-for-6 kill in the last four games. Winnipeg hasnt done much with the power-play chances it has had as the clubs special teams have mirrored its even-strength play. The power play is 3 for 22 (13.6 percent) over eight games, while the penalty kill is 23 for 25 (92.0). Winnipeg Jets Projected Lines Forwards Ladd-Little-Frolik Kane-Scheifele-Wheeler Perreault-Lowry-Byfuglien Thorburn-Slater-Halischuk Defence Stuart-Trouba Enstrom-Bogosian Clitsome-Postma Goalies Pavelec Hutchinson Nashville Predators Projected Lines Forwards Forsberg-Ribeiro-Neal Cullen-Roy-Smith Bourque-Jarnkrok-Jokinen Nystrom-Gaustad-Beck Defence Josi-Weber Volchenkov-Jones Ekholm-Ellis Goalies Rinne Hutton Chris Kelly Senators Jersey Authentic . The Cavaliers first-year forward will miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee, the latest setback for the No. Thomas Chabot Senators Jersey .“I always did my stuff ahead of the deadline. The best deal Ive ever done was the Darryl Sydor deal. We did that at the end of January in 04, and Syd was the missing piece.John Collins has urged on-loan Celtic star Patrick Roberts to aim for the standards set by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. In only his second start for Ronny Deilas side since arriving on an 18-month loan deal from Manchester City in January, the 19-year-old grabbed a double in the 3-1 home win over Hearts on Saturday.It was the first senior goals scored by the former Fulham player, who moved to the Etihad last summer for a reported £11m fee. His first goal at 1-1, a little dink over Neil Alexander, was described by former Hoops manager and Sky Sports pundit Neil Lennon as absolute top class, Messi-esque, while his shot from the edge of the area shortly after the break gave the Hearts keeper no chance.Ahead of the trip to Dundee on Tuesday night, where the Parkhead men can go back seven points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the table, assistant manager Collins refused to make direct comparisons with the Argentina forward. Patrick Roberts chips Neil Alexander to put Celtic 2-1 up against Hearts He said: I dont like comparing him to the best player in the world, which in my opinion is Messi. But you can see where people get the resemblances.He is left-footed. He likes to take people on and if he ends up half as good as Messi then he has done well. That has got to be his target, to try to emulate what Lionel Messi does week-in, week-out, which is score goals, create chances.He is one of those pllayers who gets you on the edge of your seat. Cody Ceci Senators Jersey. . When he gets the ball the first thing in his mind is can he take on a defender. He is a type of player I like watching. Lionel Messi is setting the standards for Roberts to emulate At the end of the day you have to have an end product and at the weekend he had what we are looking for from wide players, beating players and getting shots on target and finishing off with goals. The most important thing is continual progress. He has to produce week in week out, thats what top players do.Meanwhile, Collins confirmed Derk Boeriggter had been paid up by the club on a contract set to expire in the summer. Derk Boerrigter leaves Celtic after three injury-hit years The 29-year-old winger was signed from Ajax in July 2013, for a reported fee of £3m but had not made a first team appearance since August, 2014.We wish him all the best for the future. Sometimes it doesnt work out and unfortunately for Derk and for us it never worked out for him, he added. Also See: Celtic video Celtic fixtures Celtic stats Bet £5 get £20 free Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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