The Jets Return to Ottawa

SensChirp October 20, 2011 0

The Winnipeg Jets are back in Ottawa.

For the first time since November 22, 1995, the Winnipeg Jets will visit the city of Ottawa.  It has been a bumpy start for both teams as they come in ranked 14th and 15th in the Eastern Conference.  The Jets were in Toronto last night and let a 3-1 lead get away, falling 4-3 in a shootout.

For the Senators, the news has not been any better.  Ottawa has given up a total of 14 goals in their last two games at SBP and will be looking to tighten things up against the Jets.

A player to watch on the Winnipeg side of things is rookie Mark Scheifele.  He scored his first career goal last night and has been a bit of a surprise for the Jets so far.  He was a player the Sens scouting staff was extremely high on heading into the draft but obviously not enough to pass over Mika Zibanejad.  Scheifele ended up going 7th.

Sergei Gonchar returns to the Ottawa line up tonight.

I’ve mentioned it on here before, but I really think the booing of Gonchar has got a little out of hand.  Comments from the media, and most recently from his agent, have made the situation even worse.  Hopefully he can bounce back starting tonight.

With Gonchar returning to the line up, Brian Lee will return to the press box.  MacLean shuffled his lines a little bit at practice on Wednesday so the Sens could see a different look to start this one. 

  • Michalek-Spezza-Greening
  • Foligno-Regin-Alfredsson
  • Smith-Zibanejad-Neil
  • Winchester-Da Costa-Condra


  • Phillips-Rundblad
  • Kuba-Karlsson
  • Cowen-Gonchar


One change up front as Jesse Winchester returns from a shoulder injury and will play his first game of the season.  He takes the place of Zenon Konopka on the team's fourth line.

Still plenty of tickets available for this one so get in touch with Mike McCarthy at for more information.