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Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks, Tuesday 2/3

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The Nucks take back to home ice in the 49th game of the season, looking to blow up the skidding Jets.

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Time 7:00 PM PST
TV Sportsnet Pacific
Season Series 0-0
Last Meeting 3-2 Canucks Mar. 12/14
The Enemy Arctic Ice Hockey Scoring Leaders D. Sedin: 10-31-41
Ladd: 18-26-44
Canucks
CATEGORY
Jets
27-18-3 SEASON RECORD 26-18-8
57 Points 60
8th Conference Position 6th
Lost 1
Streak Lost 4
2.69 (20)
Goals For Per 60 (GF60) 2.69 (19)
2.56 (15)
Goals Against Per 60 (GA60) 2.56 (14
18.7 (13) Power Play % 16.9 (22)
86.7 (4) Penalty Kill % 81.2 (16)
48.2 (23) Faceoff Win % 48.3 (21)
10.4 (20) PIM / GP 9.9 (14)
0.94 (21) 5 on 5 1.13 (8)

The Jets are one of the better away teams in the Western Conference at 14-8-5. However, they are currently on a major skid, having lost four straight. What does this mean? It is time for the Canucks to pounce. The Canucks need two points tonight against a Jets team that is sorely in need of a win. The Nucks, with two points tonight, will further separate themselves from the struggling Kings and will jump the Flames in terms of points, propelling themselves further up the standings.

Find the Game Page (Jets vs Canucks coverage) and the Jets SB Nation Blog (Arctic Ice Hockey) here.

Devan's Player to Watch Tonight: Bo Horvat

Bo Horvat has points in two straight games and three points in the last five games. While the Kid is still clearly not completely ready for PrimeTime, he has been heating up of lat. He has been using his body, getting to the dirty areas of the ice, and being his normally defensively responsible self. His last two games, against the Wild and Sabres, were possibly the best games of his young professional career. Let's see what the Kid can do tonight against the struggling Jets. Go 'Nucks!

The last time these teams met:

Zack Kassian on his latest benching on Sunday:

"I don’t even know what the hell is going on," said Kassian, who hasn’t scored a goal in 21 games. "I thought I played well against Anaheim. I took the bad penalty but I was playing with emotion and I was trying to do the right thing. I played a good game against Buffalo and then that happens. So, honestly, I can’t tell you. I don’t know. I was if not more shocked than anyone. "Am I frustrated? You guys have no idea how ****ing frustrated I am. But that’s the way it is. I’m not going to sit here and sulk. I just have to find a way. It’s no secret I need to start scoring goals and I need to be more consistent. I have two goals this year. I came in and I had high expectations… it’s tough to score when you’re riding the bike." "Verbie (Radim Vrbata) wasn’t going to skate today so the lines were all screwed up," Kassian said. "I wouldn’t read too much into that. Like I said, I was shocked. I came back after the all-star break wanting to have a strong outing, play hard and play physical. I had five hits against Anaheim. Played against Buffalo and then I’m yanked. So it’s tough to get in a rhythm."

Things are heating up!