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Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets: Jets Premier

The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets will face off in their first division battle on Saturday afternoon.

With the Jets in the Eastern Conference last season and no cross-conference play, the last game between the two teams’ last was on Oct. 13, 2011 and ended in a 4-3 Blackhawks win at the United Center. Hawks’ captain Jonathan Toews, a Winnipeg native will face off against his hometown team.

The Hawks will look to win the first of six match ups on Saturday afternoon. Here is some basic information to know in this primer on the Jets.

Stanley Cups: 0

Head Coach: Claude Noël

Captain: Andrew Laad

Starting Goaltender: Ondrej Pavelec, 4-6-2

Division: Central

Last Game: 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues on the road

2013 Record: 5-7-2, 12 points with 3-4-1 home record

Leader in Points: Center Bryan Little, 11 points (7G, 4A)

Leader in Goals: Little, seven goals

Leader in Assists: Defensemen Dustin Byfuglien, nine assists

Leader in Penalty Minutes: Left winger Evander Kane, 21 minutes

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